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Is it a disorder to depend? We depend on others to live. The baker, the doctor, the car mechanic etc.  and they may depend on us for custom. Attachment is a different matter. To become attached to some thing or some person for our welfare is common, but can be sign of our own inability to cope with life. Buddhists say that attachment and desire are the cause of suffering and there is a lot of truth in that. We get attached to something and lose it. We desire something and can't have it. Frustration and anger often result which is suffering. We need to be sufficient unto ourselves. We need to make decisions without the burden of trying to please others all the time. In depending on others we can be let down badly, and in anxiety that can be real trauma.       Jon.

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