Absolutely without meaning to, your partner could hold you back from finding your individual path in life. If they feel threatened within the relationship -- for example, the very natural anxiety that your life path leads you away from them -- they express their feelings of vulnerability in an inappropriate way. They could take a really strong stance against, say, you moving out of state for a great new job opportunity, or some other kind of separation or change that could threaten the solidity of your relationship.
But change in life is inevitable, isn't it? And following where your life leads you is one of the most important things you each do during your time on this earth. So why would your partner stand in your way? The funny thing is, by taking a strong, stubborn stand against change within the relationship, they might even end up pushing you away -- in effect, causing the very thing they're so afraid of. So instead of fighting forward progress in your life, they should try to let you progress as the individual you are, at the pace and time that are right for you. You both deserve to make your most cherished dreams of a fulfilling future come true, and you shouldn't do each other the disservice of holding each other back from that journey.