Wow, That Was Hard!!
I have been in a relationship for 8 years. Many many days were spent wishing I could walk away because our personalities just didn't connect. I stayed this whole time and married him after 7 years. The whole time I thought that I just couldn't walk away because there was a lot of love there and I felt that I could not live without him. Now I realize that it was co-dependency. I never could let him leave my side. I wanted to give him some freedom but I couldn't. I couldn't sleep if he were not next to me. I smothered him. Just a couple months ago he pushed me away until I was forced to leave him. That was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. But now I have a goal to work on my co-dependency and why I am that way. I still miss him but It's time to work on myself.