When you love someone, you want to make them happy. You do things that you know will make them happy. You cook their favorite meals, participate in activities they enjoy, and hang around their friends. Whatever their need, you try to meet it.
Relationships are meant to help us grow. When someone is in a codependent relationship, they feel as though they cannot live without their partner.
Co-dependency occurs in many relationships. They are usually worried about what other people think of them, which will eventually cause emotional destruction.
This is a pattern in relationships in which one or more of the partners rely upon the other to the point where they believe they can't live on their own.