Once upon a time, telling someone you can’t live without them would have been considered the height of romance. Today, in a world of greater independence and sense of self, this might not be so healthy.

In a co-dependent relationship you entirely depend on your  partner, your whole being is centred around them. You can’t imagine how you would manage alone outside of the relationship.

People in these relationships can have very little interests beyond their partner, struggle to feel happy without them and no longer know who they are.

To learn more about co-dependent relationships, how to look for the signs and advice on fixing them, just click on the link below where I contributed to Metro news: