Validation Dependency

I’m having a hard time articulating the difference between validation dependency and a virtuous desire to be in relationships with others. 

Validation dependency is destructive and erodes the character, but there is a difference between validation dependency and a desire to love and to be loved by others. Is it not good to desire to be loved and accepted and valued by others? How is that different than being dependent on others for validation and love and acceptance? Validation dependency and a virtuous desire to be loved by others look similar yet so does clean water and water with giardia.  

October 24, 2019

Time writing: 15 minutes

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