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Synonyms for dependency

Synonyms for dependency

an area subject to rule by an outside power

Synonyms for dependency

the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else

being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country

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There's a danger you've mistaken your emotional dependency and gratitude for love.
One of the most intense struggles people encounter is the problem of emotional dependency which can range from a powerful romantic attachment to a platonic friendship that has become too ingrown and possessive.
Within that group, the drop in empathy occurred among those who, on a questionnaire, cited intense emotional dependency on their partner and insecurity about the relationship.
You may think there's no reason to feel guilty about your emotional dependency on him but your husband may not see it this way.
Some men who cited predisposing risks for incest said that they had intentionally used intensive caretaking to groom their daughters for sexual involvement by first fostering emotional dependency and the acceptance of intimate physical touch.