Always, have the clear demarcation between dependency and receiving. When one affirms that they are independent, that is next to impossible. As we all are social beings, co-existence, co-creating, depending or taking help from one another is a necessity and is natural. It is the way of life. To have a support system that is desirable i.e. one where the needs are met and also promotes you in your growth, is awesome ………Receiving is a privilege. So affirm for that. In blocking the receiving in aid of being independent is a mis-understanding. This has to be a mutually beneficial association.