The agency has positive and negative connotations; terms like interdependence, co-dependence or independence are part of our lives.

Dependence is a reality from the moment you are born. Indeed, it is born with an absolute dependence, and as it grows appears the need for independence , to “find yourself”. However, the struggle for independence is marked by obstacles which in many cases are merely units of all kinds with more or less flashy costumes. Who has not heard, or he has done, the association between freedom or rebellion and her smoking. And basically everyone knows that the snuff is an addiction, as such, creates dependency. The unit, finally, is a recurring theme in human life, and in many cases is inextricably linked to self-deception.


The unit also is related to low self-esteem , with weakness, immaturity, passivity or inability to face life and take responsibility. The agency, in short, can lead to certain problems and even be pathological. But the agency also is essential in human life. You could say that independence is a desire, a need, a search necessary, in the end, is part of the inevitability of dependency-and even more vital mortal who can not avoid humans.

The dependence is inevitable

The agency has multiple meanings and is difficult not to somehow “tied” to circumstances or situation. In fact, the most basic and can not do without: we depend on oxygen or food to stay alive. That is, some units are absolutely inevitable. They can also padecerse diseases or limitations in degrees more or less elevated, become the subject dependent. Other units such as subordination to work or care for children or other relatives, but are accepted and, in many cases, gladly accepted, they are still a dependency to a specific situation, but as was pointed at first, not all dependence have to be negative. Moreover, some units are as necessary as positive.

Affective and emotional dependence or codependence

One of the most widespread types of dependency is one that has to do with human relationships, particularly with respect to the dependencies associated with relationships . Probably at this point that the dependencies are displayed with greater vehemence and a high degree of psychological disorders.
The dependencies of emotional or affective nature occur when one member of the couple needs a constant reaffirmation by the other, for fear of abandonment, loss and loneliness are stronger than any other feeling. This need may end up destroying dependent relationship.

With codependency happens likewise, although in this case the gaps are dealt and somehow balance, but do it in a negative sense. In the co-dependent, its dependence is to “fix” the life of his partner, an attitude which, of course, masks the inability to solve different aspects more or less serious than his own. Typically, the codependent partner have problems and usually type addictive. This vicious circle of dependencies can be extended considerably over time.


The interdependence would be the positive factor of the units. Although all-or should-aspire to independence, this is an act that should be realizing that independence is relative, not absolute. We have seen that you can dispense with all types of units, therefore, the most sane and sensible is to find the best possible relationship with the environment.

Although human beings aspire always to some degree of independence, the great achievements of mankind have always had much to do with cooperation, ie have been carried out thanks to interdependence. But not only the great achievements of human society itself is completely interdependent and it is precisely our civilization is based and everything achieved so far, which has not always been good otherwise. Interdependence includes factors such as solidarity and empathy, while the independence, beyond its positive aspects, may also contain elements selfish or egocentric .