Tips for writing emotional dependency


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Mar 31, 2023
Before exploring emotional dependency, establish the characters and their relationships with each other. Develop their personalities, their backgrounds, and their goals to create a deeper understanding of their emotional needs.
Instead of telling the reader that a character is emotionally dependent on another, show it through their actions and dialogue. Have the character rely on the other character for emotional support, constantly seek their approval, or struggle with feelings of abandonment when the other character is not around.
It's important to explore the reasons behind emotional dependency. Is it due to past trauma, a shared experience, or a natural bond? Understanding the root of the dependency can add depth and nuance to the story.
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