When you are trying to make a relationships work by trying to get all you can from the other person you will soon bankrupt the relationship.
What could be more romantic than being together every day, every night?
The first step in getting things back on track is to understand the meaning of a codependent relationship.
Experts say it's a pattern of behavior in which you find yourself dependent on approval from someone else for your self-worth and identity.
My first marriage was a nine year exercise in co-dependence. We dove head first into a relationship built on controlling one another and indulging a neediness that knew no bounds.
One of the reasons why I spend a lot of time talking about codependent relationships is because I used to be a hardcore codependent. The simple fact is this: you cannot completely cure mentality issues. So what I do is I teach people about RE-programming their brain. This is what’s responsible for your day to day living.Person B tries to control the behavior of Person A not out of spite or malice but to help keep the relationship functional.The caretaker’s fear is that, without their help, Person B will set off on a downward spiral that leads to more problems – sickness, the end of the relationship, a lost job, or even death.One key sign is when your sense of purpose in life wraps around making extreme sacrifices to satisfy your partner's needs."Codependent relationships signify a degree of unhealthy clinginess, where one person doesn't have self-sufficiency or autonomy," says Scott Wetzler, Ph D, psychology division chief at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.