Tag Archives: Dependency

Mature Love v Immature Love


. Erich Fromm, in “The Art of Loving,” wrote, “Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says: ‘I need you because I love you’.” The first statement is based on dependency—I am dependent on you, … Continue reading

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M. Scott Peck on Dependency and Borderline Personality Disorder


I define dependency as the inability to experience wholeness or to function adequately and morally without the certainty that one is being actively cared for by another. Dependency in physically healthy adults is pathological. It is sick. It is always … Continue reading

Posted in Antilove, Borderline Personality Disorder, Dependency, Love, Love is a Choice, Love is a Commitment, Love is Not a Feeling, M. Scott Peck, Passive-Dependent Personaility Disorder, The Road Less Traveled, Toxic Parents, What is Love? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments