Dad against daughters dating books

22-Sep-2020 14:04

I ended up marrying a control freak and having an affair with a man very much like my dad.

I fell hard for this man, but broke it off before it destroyed my family.

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.

I don’t mean only physical characteristics, although that can also be present—I mean relational pattern characteristics.

In my head I know I'm not, but this pain is so deep inside it is triggered by the slightest thing. You know that you deserve to be loved and respected and don't think that you aren't worth a man's time.

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He was physically a big man and very affectionate towards us kids.I mean that in a group of people of different heights and sizes, she was drawn to the one who most resembled her own dad. As infants, we take in a complete sensory experience of our everyday surroundings and this shapes our perception of normalcy.If, like Rachel and me, everyday experiences included a giant, deep-voiced, lumberjack man, then that is what we imprinted as normal.Many years ago, I sat with my family in the lobby of a restaurant waiting to be seated.

Out of nowhere, a very little girl toddled around the corner and walked straight up to my 6’5”, 325 pound dad and laughed and babbled at him.The feelings triggered by the affair linger, and now I am looking for another person like my dad.