I loved this post. It has proven absolutely true in my life, and I have made a promise to myself never to let a man make me feel like I cannot live without him (and yes, it has happened to me). I promised myself that I would recognize the influence I have over others and have a pure and loving intention in my heart for everyone that I meet, because I feel that I have a responsibility to myself and others to be conscious of my intentions and influence.
“A lot of the time codependency looks like intense love, but “needing” another person often stems from fear, not love.” ~Jennifer Kass
1. You feel like you will die without the other person
The first time I ever experienced what I would call true love, I began to think about my mortality more than ever. I would think about the fact that my time with my partner is not infinite. I would actually get sad thinking about it. It is important to differentiate between wanting great memories to last forever from an anxious need to always be close to our partner. It is not to say that we cannot depend on our partner in a healthy way, but it really depends on how deep that dependency goes. If you feel like you cannot survive without your partner to the extent that you would not even want to live, then you might question whether there…
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