- Psychological Issues
Are you concerned that your attraction to another person has become unhealthy? Do you feel that you have become obsessed with your relationship? Are the feelings you experience around this person overwhelming? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be relationally dependent, which is commonly referred to as codependency.
Here are some common traits & characteristics of relationally dependent people that you can use to gauge your own situation. Because the dynamics of attachment styles are complex, these traits should not be considered as a complete list. Consider each one carefully and decide if this speaks to your situation of someone you care for.
If you found yourself nodding your head “Yes” while reading these traits & characteristics and feel that they speaks to your situation, it may be time to dig a bit deeper, as you may be codependent or relationally addicted. Consider speaking with a mental health professional trained in relationships, such an addictions counselor or psychotherapist. Being in love doesn’t have to mean living in agony.