Is dependency good or bad?

Is dependency good or bad?

Being reliant on another person is a wonderful thing. It implies you've let down your guard enough to allow someone see you at your most vulnerable, and you've realized that even in those moments, you're still loveable. Codependency is a subjective concept. Just like any other relationship. Some people may view their relationships with drugs or alcohol as dependencies, while others see no problem with this type of behavior.

The opposite of dependency is independence. Everyone needs some degree of independence because we are not capable of taking care of ourselves all the time. However, there is a difference between independence and isolation. It is possible to be independent yet still part of a community of people; you just have to decide for yourself what role you want to play within that community.

For example, someone who is independent but still goes to church every week would be considered dependent. However, someone who is independent and doesn't want anything to do with other people would be considered isolated. Isolation is different from dependence because everyone needs something to rely on in order to feel safe and secure. We depend on our family, our friends, and sometimes even our medications to help us get through the day. But only people with codependency issues will attempt to take all these things away from others.

In conclusion, dependency is a necessary condition for any healthy relationship.

What does "dependent spouse" mean?

A dependence (Commonwealth English) or dependent (American English) is someone who is financially dependent on someone else. This term may also include a common-law spouse who is financially supported by their partner.

In U.S. social security administration, the term "dependent spouse" or "dependant spouse" is used as one of the two categories of individuals entitled to benefits under the Social Security Act. The other category is "independently working individual". For example, if a married man earns $60,000 and his wife earns $40,000, they would be considered a dual-income family and would be required to file a joint income tax return. If he filed an individual return, his benefit check would be reduced by 20%. If she did not work and had no earnings of her own, she would still receive a portion of his retirement money because they were dependents of each other. His benefit check would be increased by 8% for each child under 18 years old.

Dependents can include an unmarried adult son or daughter living at home, any other person listed on an income tax return with you as a dependent, or anyone else who meets the Social Security Administration's definition of being your dependent.

The term is used in estate planning to describe the heirs of a deceased individual.

Is emotional dependency bad?

Emotional reliance, for the most part, does not pave the way for good partnerships. Emotionally dependent persons may require a great deal of reassurance and support from their spouses. However, this neediness can cause problems in a relationship because it prevents them from being honest with each other.

The quality of love is expressed through sacrifice. In order for there to be sacrifice, there needs to be trust. Trust is based on faith that what you want to happen will happen. If your partner cannot give you reason to have faith that they will always act in your best interest, then you are setting yourself up for failure.

Trust is important in any relationship, but it becomes essential in marriages when making major life decisions. For example, if one spouse wants to move away from work while the other doesn't, it's vital that the person who isn't ready for marriage yet understands that this is a decision that will have significant implications for their future. By trusting their partner enough to let them make this choice without pressuring them one way or another, they show their love and allow for true partnership to develop.

Finally, trust is also important in relationships outside of marriage. If you have someone you're only friends with, for example, it's important that you trust them not to use what you tell them against you.

Why is being dependent bad?

Dependent individuals frequently anticipate the worse. They do not believe they are capable of living their own lives without the assistance of others. Being alone means being exposed and defenseless. The prospect of being alone to deal with whatever "worst" life has to offer is simply too much to bear. Therefore, they need help from others.

Being dependent also means being a victim. You are powerless against the actions of others. Whatever they choose to do to you or withhold from you, it can't be done unless you allow it to be done. The only way to avoid being victimized is not to depend on others for your happiness.

Dependence is dangerous because nothing can satisfy its holder completely. There will always be another need that could be met if only you were independent. And since needs cannot be shared, people who are dependent have limited resources at their disposal. In order to protect their most important asset, which is themselves, they must limit their dependencies on others.

Independence is painful because it makes people feel vulnerable. If you are independent, then someone has decided you are worth taking care of. You can't just get up and go if you want something from others; there must be a reason why they care enough to help you. This is difficult for some people to accept.

The price you pay for independence is responsibility. If you make a mistake, you will have to face the consequences.

Why should you not depend on people?

Being emotionally dependant on others may make your life a living hell. You will be dissatisfied and upset if that individual fails to make you happy. Other people's happiness is not always dependable. Sometimes they can't give what you need in order to make you feel good about yourself.

People are unreliable because they are emotional beings who are subject to moods and feelings at any time. When you depend on someone else for your sense of self-worth, you are putting them in a position where they cannot fail to satisfy your needs. Also, they may not want to or be able to help you as much as you might hope. Finally, no one can make you feel good about yourself. Only you can do that.

People may not be there when you need them so you should maintain some degree of independence from others. It is important to avoid being too reliant on other people for love and support because it can become very frustrating when they don't meet your expectations.

Have faith in yourself. You are strong enough to handle most situations that come your way. Remember that nothing can take away your self-esteem. No matter what happens, you can still feel good about yourself.

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Richard Sanders

Richard Sanders is a psychologist. He loves to help people understand themselves better, and how they can grow. His approach to psychology is both scientific and humanistic. Richard has been working in the field for over 8 years now, and he's never going to stop learning about people's behaviors and their struggles in this world in order to help them get over their problems.

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