Mayim Bialik was as candid as ever last week when she created a YouTube video about her co-dependency issues. The Big Bang Theory star admitted she tends to be clingy in relationships. She’s been suffering all her life because of it.
Mayim Bialik Talks Codependency
Codependency is defined by the dictionary as, “of or relating to a relationship in which one person is physically or psychologically addicted, as to alcohol or gambling, and the other person is psychologically dependent on the first in an unhealthy way.” Mayim Bialik has a different definition. Interestingly, she doesn’t believe that drugs or alcohol have to be involved for a codependent relationship to happen. She said, “Codependency occurs in dysfunctional relationships where one person relies on the other person for their emotional needs, and to promote their self-esteem.”
So Mayim is qualified to talk about this subject to fans. While some may see her as another passionate Hollywood actress, true TBBT fans know that Mayim had a Ph.D. in neurobiology. She’s also incredibly passionate about mental health and she regularly talks about this sort of thing on her social media platforms.
Mayim then said, “I like to be taken care of. A lot.”
Mayim Is Insecure
Unlike many Hollywood starlets, Mayim is willing to admit she’s actually insecure about herself. Despite having fame and fortune, she feels the need to validate herself in her relationships. She said, “You probably think of me as this confident person, but I’m actually very insecure… I don’t like to be alone, and this really affects my love life.”
Mayim classified herself as someone with low self-esteem, people pleasing qualities. Like her character, Amy Farrah Fowler, she feels uncomfortable in relationships and tends to come on too strong.
So why would Mayim want the world to know these things about her? She hopes her videos will help others and keep them from repeating her mistakes. She wants to encourage fans to talk about their mental health. Mayim also encourages her fans to attend regular therapy sessions. She said, “Everyone should have access to good mental health care.”