Helping vs Mutual Neediness
Helping someone should always be done from a place of empowerment. Creating a situation where you do something for others out of a need on your part to be needed or to "fix" something you think is wrong about someone or their life, is nothing but a needy relationship. While needy relationships can last a lifetime, they are not necessarily healthy for you or them. When you reach out a hand to someone, remember that while they may need some help and support to get back on their feet, they should be empowered to continue on their way on their own rather than imprisoned by your need to feel worthwhile.