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Ways To Stop Being Emotionally Dependent On Your Partner

Emotional support from a partner is a benefit in a relationship, however, this support shouldn't turn into dependency.  
Published -02 Aug 2021, 13:16 ISTUpdated -02 Aug 2021, 13:30 IST
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Emotional support is surely important in a relationship and one of the positive points of being in a relationship. However, this can soon turn negative without even your knowledge. Therefore, you have to be careful and not let this emotional support turn into emotional dependency. So, here are some tips for you in order to stop being emotionally dependent on your partner.

Take Care Of Yourself

Emotional dependency begins when we don’t know how to take care of ourselves or we don’t know how to be there for ourselves. Therefore, you look for your emotional needs to be fulfilled somewhere else.

In order to stop being emotionally dependent, you need to start identifying your emotional needs and fulfilling them. Start doing the things for yourself that you are expecting from your partner.

Make A List Of Your Strengths

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Start making a list of your strengths, even the smallest things. It is believed by several psychologists that when you make a list of your strengths, then you can see what you have to offer individually. This little exercise helps you be more emotionally independent.

When you start to identify your own strengths and focus on them, then you stop relying on other people to tell you what’s good about yourself.

Look At The People Around You

Start observing people in order to overcome emotional dependency in life. Know about the things that you admire about other people in your life. Now, look for similar traits in yourself which you definitely have.

The people in life won’t be loving you or won’t be with you if you didn’t have any admirable traits and strengths. These people love you for a reason and those reasons definitely your strengths.

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Spending time with yourself is healthy in several ways and there is no harm in thinking that you need some time away from your partner. It is totally okay to stay alone for some peace (Vastu tips for a peaceful work from home setup). You should always remember that being alone is solitude and not self-indulgent.

This is especially important if you feel being emotionally dependent on your partner. You can take up hobbies that you enjoy on your own or outside with a cup of coffee and listening to music. This will surely help you to stop being emotionally dependent and help you to learn to enjoy your own company.

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Know Your Worth

Emotional dependency is the result of several things but the major one is self-confidence (tips to become more confident). In order to overcome emotional dependency, you need to boost your self-esteem and know your self-worth. You need to start appreciating the person that you are. You should be confident enough to be able to be alone and be emotionally independent.

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