Dating a guy with emotional baggage
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While being sympathetic to this guy's plight is understandable, trying to save him is a waste of time.
The woman he wants: A woman who will see his gooey marshmallow center underneath that hardened edge and will exhaust herself trying to save him from himself.
But some of us are better at dealing with them than others and, we argue, women are often better at working through emotional problems than men. " To which we reply, "Smell ya later." And so should you. The Frisky: 25 signs he is not relationship material The woman he wants: Someone who gets him high. Maybe it's the married woman, his crush from high school he never thought he would get, or the ex he dumped years ago. The Frisky: A dress made for Coco's assets The woman he wants: Someone who is exactly like his mother or exactly the opposite, depending on the nature of the dysfunction.
The Frisky: 30 things every woman should quit doing by 30 In the last few years of dating, we've come across 10 types of "emotionally stunted" guys -- adult men who may otherwise be awesome but for some reason never matured emotionally. Here is our roundup of the top 10 types of emotionally stunted men (often seen in combination), the kind of women they're after, and what they need more than you coddling them a second longer. If his mom was coddling and overprotective, he may want you to change his diaper and wipe his nose.
In the first few weeks and months of dating, as our best selves are presented, we've found ourselves thinking, Finally, a guy who isn't emotionally stunted! But at some point, the curtain is pulled back just like in the "Wizard of Oz" and, yup, his emotional issues are right there. If his mother expected him to be "the man of the family," he may be looking for a woman who is helpless and needs taking care of. What he really needs: To realize that you are NOT his mother.
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The Frisky: 12 stars posing using hands as bras Don't get us wrong: Women can be emotionally stunted too. And, more importantly, to understand the relationship dynamic with his mother.
But we have found that the emotionally stunted man-child will have one of two (immature) responses when the issue is brought to his attention: 1. If he has issues to work out with her, he needs to do it before he invites another woman into his life.