I avoided getting involved with him specifically for this reason. I told him up front that I'm very independent. I always have been, yet I have been in two separate serious relationships (2.5 yrs, 4 yrs).

He is a very emotionally needy person, and is now suggesting he go to therapy. He believes and I agree that he is emotionally codependent.

I want the relationship to work, but at the same time I don't really think it necessary for someone to go to therapy. I was telling him that there is nothing wrong with the way he is but perhaps he needs someone more like him. He is really opposed to us breaking up, and I definitely want to save the relationship.

I guess I'm curious if anyone has had similar situations, and what the outcome was.