The truth is that most of our relationships are dependencies. Love is unconditional while dependency requires the condition that we are with the other person or that we serve certain conditions in each other’s lives. Dependency is a form of addiction. All my relationships until recently have been dependencies, either serving as a victim or an enabler.
As I move forward on my spiritual journey, I have very honest conversations with myself about who I still have dependency relationships in my current life. These are the signs I have come to realize that strongly indicate dependency relationships:
- If either person fears doing or saying things as the other will become upset or angry.
- If either person become upset or angry when they can’t control outcomes.
- If either person is not happy for the other when one is successful and moving forward in their life.
- If either person will not allow relationships with third-parties without jealousy, drama, or arguments.
- If either person feel that their happiness is dependent on the other in this relationship, and can’t live without the other.
- If either person needs to seek love outside of themselves.
- If either person is waiting to be saved (victim), or is a care giver (enabler).
- If either person blames the other for how they feel or their failures.
If these signs exhibit in your relationships, you have dependency relationships with others. Before I began my spiritual journey five years ago, I exhibited all these signs in all my relationships, and I was a difficult person to be with. I loathed myself, had little self esteem, and gave from a place of lack. When I raised my consciousness about who I was, it was difficult to see this darkness about myself.
I began to change my life for the better, once I was able to see the truth about myself. I began to learn self acceptance, self love, independence, self sufficiency, and ridding the negative patterns in my life one of which is leaving dependency relationships behind. Even if these relationships are virtual like on social media, I can still feel their anger and rage through their words and energy.
With each day, I leave more and more dependency relationships behind as I prefer being alone to dependency relationships in my life now. Sometimes, it takes great determination to leave these people, things, and situations that no longer serve our highest potential. (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)