How Daddy Issues Show Up In Men

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Validation seeking

Boys often look to their fathers to tell them when they’ve done a good job at something. They pick up on their father’s cues to see if they’ve been “successful” in a pursuit or task. But if a boy didn’t have a father around to provide that validation or guidance in the times when improvements needed to be made, a boy can grow into a man who never knows if he’s “good enough.” So you can end up with a man who always seeks external validation. Even when that validation is present, it still isn’t enough to make him feel secure.

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