I've come across the following dialogue in a piece of fiction I was reading today;


I'm not sure if I completely understand what the speaker is saying here, I was wondering​ if the above contains some sort of idiom?

Is it perhaps similar to this;

相手の好意に遠慮なくよりかかる To accept someone's favour without reserve and depend on it

Thanks in advance


Yes, 甘える here means exactly that; to let others help her, instead of doing everything by herself. あの子 behaves as if she were a mother, but the speaker wants an equal relationship where everyone takes it easy and casually helps one another.

See: Meaning of 素直に甘える in the following sentence

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