It is quite common for both men and women to have a certain degree of codependency when they are in a relationship. The key difference, though, is on what the man wants to achieve in the relationship and what the woman wants to achieve in the relationship. It is actually known that men and women define “love” completely differently.
- Women are conditioned to define love in ways that more closely resemble what human beings yearn for, by nature, on our planet Earth — not Venus
- And thus it’s not unusual for men to define “love” in their couple relationship as feelings of pleasure and closeness that are physically expressed through sex (and providing for your family).
- Unwittingly, codependency invites others to emotionally depend on them, to use them like a crutch.
“In truth, women and men are socialized to define “love” as if they live on different planets!”