What is your style of Relationship

Virginia Satir a well known family therapist identified the following relationship style.  What type of relationship did you have with your ex?   The Dependency Relationship Style This is where two people lean on each to be a whole person.  They have not learnt to rely on themselves to be happy.  This can be very comforting in the beginning, but when one person begins to change and grow it upsets the dependency between them. The Smothering Relationship Style The smothering relationship is often seen in high school and teenage relationships.  The couple will often say “I can’t live without you”, “I will do anything to make you happy”.  Many love relationships start being a smothering relationship.  If there is enough space given the relationship will grow into another type of relationship.   If the relationship doesn’t grow one or both parties will become to feel smothered and trapped. The Pedestal Relationship Style The pedestal relationship is when one party worships the other person.  The one person will love them not for who they are, but for the perception of who they are.  It can be a difficult for the person on the pedestal, because there will be may expectations on them to live up to the expectation.  Communication will be a problem because they will be communicating with an ideal, and not with a real body. The Master-Slave Relationship Style The master-slave relationship is where one of the parties is the head or boss of the house and makes all the decisions.  This is not always the male in the family that fulfils this role.  Most relationships have one...