"Dependent personalities feel they do not have much to contribute to a relationship, so they will do anything to make the other person happy. They would rather defer and let the other person make all of the decisions.
People in relationships with them get frustrated and leave them. And dependent personalities cannot stand to be alone, they feel they cannot survive without someone else in their life, so if they are broken up with on Friday, they are likely to be out at a bar Friday night, looking for someone else.
Abusers are drawn to these people - dependents live to please others. They say, “I’ll do whatever you want to do,” and abusers prey on this. If they can do whatever they want to someone, they’re going to. But dependent personalities won’t leave. They would rather be unhappy and unfulfilled, in an abusive situation, rather than be alone. They will put up with some awful things because they are so afraid of being abandoned.
These are some of the nicest, most accommodating people you will ever meet, and that makes them so tragic."