Do you depend on others too much, or do you depend only on yourself... too much? It's gotta be a balance, I think. You need to take your own path, and take care of yourself. You can't expect other people to know what you need as well as you do. But you also have to be able to work together, express your needs, and accept help, graciously, when it is appropriate. Finding the right balance will only make you stronger, in the long run. What is that right balance? I don't have any idea.