In a relationship, both people need to be able to depend on one another. It’s a normal part of creating a healthy, happy relationship. However, sometimes couples can start to depend on each other too much. They may not even realize it, but it can cause huge problems which will destroy their love.
You may be in this kind of relationship and not even know it. If you suspect that you might be, here are 6 warning signs that you and your partner are codependent.
1. You Always Say “Yes”
Even when you desperately want to say “no” to your partner, you still go along with whatever they want. If they want to go to a party with people that you hate, you’ll still go. If they want to watch a documentary but you want to watch a movie, you’ll always end up with the documentary. The worst part is that you end up feeling resentful about it too.
2. Their Mood Affects Yours
The kind of day that you’re going to have is based almost entirely on your significant other. No matter what kind of day you’ve had, you still pick up their mood. When they’re angry, you’re upset or angry as well, and when they’re happy, you’re happy. You even find that when you’re in a good mood, you don’t want to be around them in case they bring you down.
3. You Rarely Do Things Without Them
One of the biggest signs of codependency between a couple is when they spend all their time together. In your relationship, you find that you don’t really go anywhere without them. Along with that, you have all the same friends and take part in all the same activities as one another.
4. They Reject Your Affection
Despite how imperfect your relationship may be, you still love your partner intensely. Just like most couples do, you try to show them your love by doing nice things for them, cuddling up to them, or simply being affectionate. However, your partner rejects all the love and affection that you give them.
5. You Think About Leaving Them
Your partner is your whole world and you love them with every fiber of your being. In spite of that, you still think about leaving them sometimes. Although you would never really act on it, you still daydream about how you would leave them and what your life would be like when it happened. As well as that, you sometimes even find joy in that fantasy.
6. You Believe That You Can Change Them
It’s no secret that your significant other does a lot of things that you don’t like. They have habits that bother you along with some really negative behaviors, perhaps even abusive ones. Instead of putting your foot down as saying that enough is enough, you make it your responsibility. In your mind, if you keep working at it, you’ll be able to change them.
Codependency can destroy even the strongest of relationships. If you notice these 6 things with your partner, then it might be time to change a few things. As well as that, you’ll need to think about whether you really are happy in your relationship or if it’s time to end things.
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