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Codependency and The Benjamin Franklin Effect - Joe Borders, MFT
According to the Benjamin Franklin Effect, we tend to become more invested in relationships we put work and effort into. People who struggle with codependency and giving too much of themselves can come across difficulty in relationships that is related to the Benjamin Franklin Effect. By trying to do everything for another person and not allowing him/her to reciprocate, they decrease the opportunities for their partner to become more invested in the relationship. It is important to allow your partner to show they care through acts of kindness.