One of the biggest problems we see in relationships these days is a lack of independence.
This is a kind of emotional dependence that can be quite damaging to a relationship. It can lead to clinginess, neediness, and resentment that can eventually destroy a relationship.
Now, a lot of people will think that this is a good thing. They feel like they can’t live without their partner, that their partner completes them, that their partner is quite literally their other half (replacing the missing half that they surrendered to get into the relationship).
But as romantic as this may seem on the surface, this can actually be a very bad situation to be in.
What do you do to become independent?
The first step is to realize that any sense of clinginess, neediness, or dependence is a symptom of a void in your life that you are trying to fill with a relationship or a person.
No person will ever “complete” you, so don’t try to do that.
Instead, find things that you can use to fill the void yourself.