I had launched my business, a book, and was frequently traveling. I wasn’t ready for this type of “real talk.” His love was like a mirror that pointed to a nastier truth: I didn’t love myself.
Some men I know are quick to point a finger and say, “This woman has serious daddy issues,” or “I will never date a woman who refuses to trust me.” While some of us may secretly seek from a partner what mommy or daddy never gave us, can we agree that everyone faces their obstacles in relationships whether it’s a mommy, daddy, or ex-partner issue?
I’m not ashamed to admit that I once had daddy issues.
My period of relationship ‘false starts’ taught me a lot about commitment and about my own choice in men.
Now, as a psychologist and dating coach I have regular conversations with my clients about this very topic and it’s great to draw on both personal experience and professional industry intelligence.
My boyfriend and I have been together almost two years.
He is very good looking and a lot of girls are jealous that he is with me.
The loss of trust is one of those hidden wounds that tends to surface long after a marriage has come to an end. It is impossible to have a close romantic relationship without trust.
The ability to trust is one of the most basic factors of being close to another person.
Many of my clients lament their stories of getting to the second stage of dating, only to have the romantic rug pulled out from under them.
You know the story – you meet, connect, have a few great conversations, maybe a kiss or two and before you know it you’re ‘seeing each other’.
More and more often I find myself jumping to the worst conclusion without reason.