Is it normal for one person’s happiness to be dependent on another person? Isn’t that co-dependent?
In my last two blog posts I addressed co-dependency. I explained that a key to understanding co-dependency is that while one person does something destructive, the other person benefits in some way.
Another key point is that the other person may be acting out of fear rather than love, and I gave some examples of what it would look like to cater to another person out of love or even patience. In these latter cases, I wouldn’t call the situation one of co-dependency.