Codependency is when a person relies excessively on another to meet their emotional or psychological needs. This dependency often creates an imbalanced relationship where one person is the primary caregiver, and the other is reliant on the care of this person.
Coping skills are tools we use to process and cope with difficult emotions and situations. Healthy coping skills are one of the most critical skills everyone should learn to become well-adjusted.
If the feelings of ongoing sadness are accompanied by a loss of interest in daily activities and the inability to carry on with life, depression may be the culprit.