If you’ve been on the internet lately, you will have probably noticed something. Being a clingy, obsessive, codependent girlfriend? It’s, um, in. Very, very, in.
Now, I do not particularly enjoy the fact that things like “clinginess” and “codependency” appear to be, like, trendy right now, since it makes it harder to tell when a relationship is healthy or not. Joking about annoying your S.O. with your clinginess and actually suffocating them with your clinginess are two very different things, but the popularity of the former could make the latter more common. But, for what it’s worth, many of these posts (the ones that are genuinely jokes) are pretty funny.
The truth, I think, is that many of us fear that the people we love will grow to see our affection as an expression of clinginess, so self-assigning the “clingy” label (before they have a chance) is a means of protection. But that’s just me! Also, there is no need to over-analyze something that may very well be funny just because it is funny! (Which is to say, simply, that is is “not that deep.”) Anyway, check out these memes you’ll understand if you are an extremely clingy girlfriend:
1. Your daily to-do list with bae:
5. Perhaps your clinginess begins right at “hello:”
6. Kermit is so vulnerable right here!!!
7. One can never be too sure:
8. W O W:
9. You as a girlfriend:
12. Who can’t relate?
13. Some rare insight into your texting history:
15. Well, no one can say that you don’t contain multitudes:
What do you think of these memes? Can you relate to them? Let us know in the comments!