Emotional dependence is an emotional trait that can be quite self-destructive, as the name implies, the individual exercises an emotional dependence on another person, which can be a friend, family member or the most common, the partner. Emotional dependence involves quite a few risks, this time we will focus on what it takes to be with a partner. With you risks of emotional dependence on the partner.

Loss of self-esteem due to emotional dependence (Self-Cancellation)

People who suffer from emotional dependence often have serious self-esteem problems. In the case of emotional dependence on the couple, it goes into a frank decline, gradually deteriorating until in some cases losing it completely.

Emotional dependency causes loss of identity

Emotional dependence leads us to live a world where our partner is the center of the universe, we live, breathe and do everything based on her or him. In the long or short you become an extension of your partner, the personality almost disappears and the dependence is total, which carries a serious risk of being physically and psychologically abused. A person who suffers this problem in the couple gradually loses his identity , his individuality and personality; to end up being an extension of the couple . In these cases it is advisable to seek professional help through therapy.

Receive physical and psychological abuse from your partner

Sooner or later the couple will realize the dependence they are exerting on their partner, which could lead them to adopt a “dominant role” easily taking advantage of the situation. This is a very common figure in couples where there is emotional dependence on one side . The side that does not have the emotional dependence , may exert pressure, lie, be hostile, contemptuous or take merely physical, material or psychological benefits from its “dominant” position; always with the assurance that the victim ( the person who has emotional dependence) will put up with all this mistreatment without questioning or making any complaint. They even go to extreme cases where they must endure physical abuse, infidelity, humiliation and humiliation.

Isolation and loss of social skills

The person who suffers from emotional dependence on the partner will gradually isolate himself from his social environment, will gradually move away from friends and family, and all of his own free will. Let us remember that for emotional dependents, their partner is their whole world. With this isolation also comes the loss of social skills, also gradually.

Sudden mood swings (dysphoric mood)

It is clear that emotional dependence is a psychological disorder full of edges and that it is demonstrated in many ways. The dependent experiences sudden mood swings in his life, which is known as ” dysphoric mood .” The individual will suffer from depression, stress and anxiety; You will feel a sense of guilt, a feeling of emptiness, excessive jealousy, fear, etc. All these symptoms can only be appeased with the presence of your partner, and are obviously caused by the absence of her.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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