A Relationship Built of Dependency: The Paradox of Love


Every relationship involves some level of dependency. But in a relationship built of dependency entirely, a chronic sense of anxiety begins to creep in.

Our partners powerfully affect our ability to thrive in life. They influence how we feel about ourselves and what we believe we are capable of. And they ultimately impact our attempts to achieve our dreams.

Even Mr. Self-Actualization (Abraham Maslow) himself argued that without bonds of love and affection with others, we cannot go on to achieve our full potential as human beings.

A relationship built of dependency

Once we choose a partner, there is no question about whether dependency exists or not. It always does.

Countless studies show that once we become intimately attached to another human being, the two of us form one physiological being. Our partner regulates our blood pressure, our heart rate, our breathing, and the…

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