How Dependent Are You in Your Relationship?
Do you often feel the need to seek the approval of your partner? Is your mood dependent on your relationship? Are you easily upset when your partner is engaged with others?
If your happiness is directly related to your relationship, maybe it’s time to evaluate your dependence on this relationship. Dependency in a relationship is a normal and healthy part of being human. We all need and rely on our partners for support, love, and companionship. However, it is important to strike a balance between healthy dependence and unhealthy codependency.
Healthy dependence in a relationship is characterized by mutual trust, respect, and support. They are also able to maintain their own independence and sense of self. On the other hand, unhealthy codependency in a relationship is characterized by excessive reliance on one's partner. Codependent individuals may have difficulty making decisions on their own, solving problems, or coping with stress without their partner's help.
Signs of unhealthy codependency in a relationship:
- You feel lost or incomplete without your partner.
- You constantly worry about your partner's feelings and needs.
- You have difficulty making decisions without your partner's approval.
- You feel like you have to give up your own needs and desires in order to keep your partner happy.
- You feel jealous or possessive of your partner.
- You have difficulty trusting your partner.
- You feel like you can't function without your partner.
If you find that you are relying on your partner too much for emotional or practical support, or if you have difficulty maintaining your own independence and sense of self, it may be a sign of unhealthy codependency.
Who is this Quiz for?
This quiz is suitable for those who have recently been through a breakup or divorce. It is also ideal for those who have started a new relationship or have a history of codependency. If it has been difficult to manage their relationship with other commitments, such as work, school, or family, this quiz will help you decide whether you need to speak to a professional.
Is this Quiz Accurate?
This is NOT a professional psychiatric diagnosis. This is only a self-assessment quiz to help people figure out whether they need to speak with a professional or consult a psychiatrist. Our licensed mental health professionals can help you determine the next best steps for you.