Emotional Dependency?


🔅Emotional dependency means getting one’s good feelings from outside oneself. It means needing to get filled from outside rather than from within. Who or what do you believe is responsible for your emotional wellbeing?

🔅This week I will focus on why it’s important to be aware of your emotions in your workplace, life, relationships, and your business!

🔅There are numerous forms of emotional dependency:

* Dependence on substances, such as food, drugs, or alcohol, to fill emptiness and take away pain.

* Dependency on processes such as spending, gambling, or TV, also to fill emptiness and take away pain.

* Dependence on money to define one’s worth and adequacy.

* Dependence on getting someone’s love, approval, or attention to feel worthy, adequate, lovable, and safe.

* Dependence on sex to fill emptiness and feel adequate.

🔅Can you relate to any of these, 🙋🏽‍♀️I know I can, so this week I will focus more this topic!



Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. I’m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, 𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭 💋

3 thoughts on “Emotional Dependency?

  1. I have some questions concerning trauma-bonded , and emotional dependence.
    1. If i am emotionally dependent, does my boyfriend automatically become a narcissist?
    2 My boyfriend and i are 22yrs apart with me his seinor. We got together when my husband died. Then, he helped me with my dad, and my dads death. Hes all i know. What does this make me?
    I realize i need help. My boyfriend is a good man. I dont want to hear any bashing toward him. I had these issues before him. Now, they are just larger.
    Thank you for your time a d hope to hear from you soon.
    Angel E.

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    1. Hey I don’t think that makes him a narcissist, I think he’s probably genuinely a good man! I’m not understanding your question, are you thinking something is wrong with him for being with you?


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