Being psychologically dependent on a person: What you need to know

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23 Janar 2023

Being psychologically dependent on a person: What you need to know

"Sometimes I can't find the words to explain why I decided to come here, because I had practically forgotten Olta completely, I had left everything behind. For me, family is everything. I love them both [partner and son] very much; I can't live without them. For me, it is a challenge in itself, because I am very psychologically dependent on my husband," confessed Olta Gixhari in "Big Brother VIP Albania". "I need his word for every step I take. I, who look like a strong woman and don't break my head, have a psychological addiction to that man, a terrible addiction. Every action I do here comes before my eyes. I don't know what I would have done if I was here alone."

Is addiction to a person real?

Researchers distinguish between substance addiction and relationship "addiction" because love, unlike substance use, is a beautiful experience for most people. However, according to some studies, because romance can stimulate certain areas of the brain in a similar way to substances, it can make people think they are addicted.

What makes you feel dependent on a person?

1- According to "attachment theory", your romance style - or the way you relate to others - is formed through some of your earliest relationships, such as with your parents.

2 - Fear of abandonment can be another factor. If you feel this way, it may be more difficult to detach from your partner.

3 - Mental health problems, such as anxiety, personality disorders and bipolar, can also affect.

4 - This relationship model can also be a "defense mechanism", somewhere where the brain finds peace and security.

Although psychological dependence on a person is not an official medical diagnosis, it is possible to have an emotional dependence on someone. Breaking out of this relationship pattern can be difficult and often means getting to the root of what is causing the emotional addiction.

Certain forms of therapy can allow you to change your relationship by helping you: face your fears, improve communication with yourself, have a secure relationship, etc.