Advice for parents on daughters dating
I was frightened of him, wouldnt dare approach him and as for being 'daddy's girl' - never. I have become scared of my partners, fearful of upsetting them, terrified I am being controlled or used and humiliated. Just because your father treated you like you were unimportant it doesn't mean you really are, maybe he just treated you like that because he felt the same way himself.
In my years of psychology practice, I’ve met very few women who did not unconsciously or consciously pick a romantic partner based on the characteristics of her father.If, like Rachel and me, everyday experiences included a giant, deep-voiced, lumberjack man, then that is what we imprinted as normal.Not only does this influence ring true, but many, many studies including this from the have shown the influence of fathers on their daughters’ relationships.So yeah, bottom-line is to let go and forgive yourself. Oh, my father certainly was emotional, cuddly some times even. consequently the daughters are almost of a victim identity...unconsciously!
A large percent of our poor people today are single parents. There is so much more to this that I would like to know, are there any more post similar to this? Growing up I was very close to my dad, and he was very protective and considerate with me, but not in the creepy sense.
So, does this mean that today Rachel is married to a lumberjack who chases her around in restaurants? I always had a fierce love for my dad, but I saw him (wrongly) as weak for putting up with my borderline mom.