Maintaining the proper balance between independence and dependence is tricky. Much of one and folks feel smothered Too. If a couple reaches the stage where they will have nothing within their life apart from one another, they have to back just a little away. Otherwise, one partner shall wish for space and resent another when planning on taking their freedom away.
Conversely, if much independence is asserted too, your partner starts to feel lonely. If one partner comes with an all-absorbing job or interest with only the the least time for her or his partner, things are bad equally. While space and time from one another is necessary apart, too much will be as bad as smothering – both final end with someone looking elsewhere.