By Laken Howard Dec.
Your partner knows or senses this, too. But if you want to build a healthy, stable relationshipit's so crucial to make sure that you and your partner both maintain some degree of independence — which includes having sources of happiness outside the relationship.
Here are seven subtle s that your happiness is too reliant on your partner — and don't worry: it's totally possible to regain a sense of independence in your relationship. If you are independent, your mood will not always mirror theirs. But if you feel like you need to know their reaction to any big life update before you yourself celebrate even internallythat's a red flag.
Empower each other and be each other's biggest cheerleader, but also learn to independently celebrate goals. But if you perdon grill your partner about how happy they are in the relationship, that might be a that you're insecure about your own happiness in the relationship, too.
If you're not happy unless your ificant other is always getting their way, that's not healthy for your relationship in the long run. It could be time to get in touch with that.
If you're not bappy or secure in your relationship unless your partner is physically by your side, that's an example of codependent behavior. So what can you do to make sure your happiness isn't defined by how your partner feels? The best course of action is to take some time to evaluate what it is that makes you, you. Once you identify these things, you can practice finding happiness for yourself.