A relationship is a correspondence or a link between two or more elements . Dependence , meanwhile, is what happens when something is subordinate to something else (and, therefore, depends on it).
A dependency relationship therefore it is a link in which one of the elements depends on the other . The concept can be used in different contexts, always respecting this idea.
On an emotional and sentimental level we can also say that there are dependency relationships. Specifically, they give the following situations that allow them to be clearly and forcefully identified:
-One of the two parties or even both come to feel that they are "hooked" to their partner.
-It is established that when someone has such a relationship, he shows a clear low self-esteem and the image that he has of himself, his happiness, his mood or his worth, he bases them on the opinions that his partner has of him or on time. .
-The person spends most of the time trying to do not what he likes or makes him happy but what he thinks will be liked by his boy or girl.
-Another of the hallmarks of people who are fully involved in a dependency relationship is that they come to believe that they are not able to live, do or be in life if they are not with their partner.
Broadly speaking, these are the main characteristics that define people who are fully involved in a relationship of dependency that causes them to present these other qualities:
-They see how emotions flourish that are absolutely negative, such as distrust, fear and low self-esteem.
-They feel choking when their partners cannot be by their side or when they are asked to give them some space to do things independently.
In the workplace, the dependency relationship is established when a worker performs an activity whose benefits remain in the hands of an employer or contractor. This one, in exchange for the product of his job , gives a salary or other payment to the worker.
In this type of dependency relationships, the subsistence of the person It depends on the remuneration granted by another person or an entity. To provide greater security to the worker and prevent the contractor from abusing his position of power, there are laws that provide protection to the person who sells his work: a minimum wage, compensation in case of dismissal, etc.
In the case of self-employed, self-employed or freelance worker , the situation is different since the person is not subordinate to another, but is free to choose who sells the fruit of his work and under what conditions. In this way, there is no dependency relationship between the self-employed worker and his client (who buys his work).
It is said that a country maintains a dependency relationship with another when their income or wealth depends on it. If a nation X export the 85% from its production to a nation Z , it can be said that it maintains a dependency relationship with this second country.