Despite being social creatures by nature, Humans also need necessary time for themselves. After all, we both come into this world alone and will leave that way also. Each person really needs to feel “comfortable” in their own two shoes in order to live healthfully. In fact, the healthiest people around balance both their independent, interpersonal, family, and social relationships best as compared to others.
For many, this notion of comfort with oneself ,and life long investments in doing so ,come as second nature and continue throughout life even when in loving and committed relationships. Typically, these are the ones which last a lifetime as both the individual and couples needs are being met simultaneously.
On the other hand, many people sacrifice their individual desires to grow and further develop by over-investing into everyone else and do not spend enough time on and with themselves. Here are when the catchy titles of Co-Dependence , Enabling, & Masochism come into usage when relating to that individual who struggles to take care of their needs as well as others.