The Yin and Yang of LoveNeeding and Being NeededBy Beth O’Brienhttps://rayviolet.blogspot.com/2022/09/the-yin-and-yang-of-love.html
Embracing the concepts of yin and yang in relationships can be deeply healing.
Matt holds his partner, Trinity, who is crying because her closest friend is moving to a new city. “I’m glad you came to me,” Matt confides. “It feels good to be needed.” Trinity pulls away from him, screws up her face and replies, “Yech, I don’t want to need you!”
In many couple relationships, it’s okay to lean on your partner a bit, but for some couples, needing your partner crosses a line of independence. “Need” becomes a dirty word.
There are many reasons why you may shy away from becoming too reliant on your partner. You may have been taught as a child that needing someone indicates personal weakness, a lack of ability to take care of yourself. In the United States especially, self-reliance is fostered and even admired....+@https://rayviolet.blogspot.com/2022/09/the-yin-and-yang-of-love.html