As children, we had to depend on others to feed us, wash us, and dress us. Growing up, we depended on parents, teachers, and other members of the community to teach and guide us. So why is it many adults struggle to find the right about of dependency with their partners? Codependency is enmeshment, where one partner becomes less than who are. On the other hand, too much independence in a partnership can be alienating.Interdependence is when a partner is able to put themself first while including another in their journey. Do you put yourself first in your relationships? Do you allow others to put themselves first?