What is dependence?

What Does dependence Mean

Dependence is a term with various uses that can be used to refer to a relationship of origin or connection , to subordination to a greater power or to the situation of a subject who is not in a position to fend for himself .

Political dependence refers to the nullification or limitation of the will of a leader or a community to make fundamental decisions. This type of dependence can arise for strictly political reasons (such as a threat of retaliation by a power) but also for economic reasons (when a country depends on the money it receives from another State as investments or credits) or cultural (by action of globalized media).

The medicine and psychology speak of dependence when a person has a compulsive need of some substance to experience its effects or to assuage the discomfort that arises from deprivation. Legal drugs (such as alcohol or tobacco) and illegal drugs (cocaine, heroin) generate dependence.
In other words, we cannot forget about other types of dependencies, such as drug addiction. Drug addiction is also known as that health problem that all those people who habitually use and abuse addictive substances, drugs, such as heroin, marijuana, cocaine, designer pills ...
On the other hand, for example, we would have to talk about what is known as emotional dependence. That is, it is a type of relationship that is based on the fact that it is unstable, toxic and, above all, unequal. And it is that one of the two members feels subordinate to the other.
The result of this sentimental union is that the dependent has low self-esteem, feels belittled and also idealizes the other member. In this way, you will live a difficult and complicated situation in which you have moments in which you realize that it is not a good and happy relationship, however, you cannot cut it because you have a "hitch".
Why is he not able to cut that sentimental union? Because he is afraid of feeling lonely, because he believes that he will not find anyone else who wants him and because he lacks social skills completely or in part.
In addition to all this, those who suffer from emotional dependence identify themselves because they always need to please, because they give up being themselves, because they have a constant need for care and affection, because they isolate themselves from the rest of the world considering that they only want to be with their partner ...
Another type of dependency is social dependency , which appears when a person has a high degree of disability or dysfunction and needs the help of third parties to survive. A common example of this dependence occurs with the elderly who need collaboration to eat or move.

Finally, a dependency can also be the office dependent on another superior or the room dedicated to the services of a house : "Tomorrow I have to go to a dependency of Revenue to regularize my tax situation . "

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