Dependence is a term with various uses that can be used to refer to a relationship of origin or connection, to subordination yet can higher or to the situation of a subject who not in a position to fend for himself.

Political dependence

The political dependency refers to the cancellation or limitation of the Will of a leader or a community to make fundamental decisions.

This type of dependency can arise for strictly political reasons (such as a threat of retaliation by a power) but also for economic reasons (when a country it depends on the money you receive from another State as investments or credits) or cultural (by action of the globalized media).

Alcoholism

Addictions cause a dependence on the substance that is consumed.

The scourge of addictions

The medicine and the psychology speak of dependency when a person has a compulsive need of some substance to experience its effects or to appease the discomfort that arises from its deprivation. Legal drugs (such as alcohol or tobacco) and illegal drugs (cocaine, heroin) generate dependence.

In other words, we cannot forget about other types of dependencies, such as drug addiction. Drug addiction is also known as that health problem that all those people who habitually use and abuse addictive substances, drugs, such as heroin, marijuana, cocaine, designer pills …

Emotional dependence

On the other hand, for example, we would have to talk about what is known as emotional dependence. In other words, it is a type of relationship that is based on the fact that it is unstable, toxic and, above all, unequal. And it is that one of the two members feels subordinate to the other.

The result of this sentimental union is that the dependent has low self-esteem, feels belittled and also idealizes the other member. In this way, you will live a difficult and complicated situation in which you have moments in which you realize that it is not a good and happy relationship, however, you cannot cut it because you have a “hitch”.

Wheelchair

There are people who, due to their level of disability, depend on other individuals to survive.

Why is he not able to cut that sentimental union? Because he is afraid of feeling lonely, because he believes that he will not find anyone else who wants him and because he lacks social skills completely, or in part.

In addition to all this, those who suffer from emotional dependence identify themselves because they always need to please, because they give up being themselves, because they have a constant need for care and affection, because they isolate themselves from the rest of the world considering that they only want to be with their partner …

The concept linked to disability and an office or room

Another type of dependency is social dependency, which appears when a person has a high degree of disability or dysfunction and needs the help of third parties to survive. A common example of this dependence occurs with the elderly who need collaboration to eat or move.

Finally, a dependency can also be the office dependent on another superior wave room dedicated to the services of a house: “Tomorrow I have to go to a Revenue Agency to regularize my tax situation”.