Dating a father figure
Less coy is my friend Charlotte, 52, an artist; proud to admit that her romantic relationships have been defined by Daddy.
“I was the pretty little blond-haired girl, after three boys,” she says, “which for my father was quite special.
When we are attracted to people because of superficial or demographic characteristics, we run the risk of ignoring their personality, emotional stability, and behavior.
While attraction is very important, as you relate to a person, focus on how they treat, respect, listen, support, and interact with you.
Even in high school I don’t usually get attracted to guys who are about the same age as I am.
As a child, I clearly knew I missed my father terribly.
But I had no idea just how much missing him would impact my relationships with men.
Like most little girls, my father was my first love.
I adored everything about him, even how he smelled (like pine trees and lemons).
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A woman judged to have married a father figure is viewed as a little odd, rather unwise, even psychologically askew.