Signs Of “Daddy Issues”

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Signs Of "Daddy Issues"

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2. She’s Jealous and/or Overly Protective

Most women who grew up without a father probably did so because their father left the home. No matter the reason, all she knows is her father abandoned her – and if she’s close to and adores her mother, she may be resentful that he abandoned her mother as well. In dating situations, she may be a bit jealous, clingy and overly protective of her man because she’s afraid he’ll leave just like her father did. After all, if a father can leave his daughter, certainly a regular Joe off the street can bounce with no warning. Thinking every man is capable of leaving may make her try to hold on to him that much harder, even when the relationship isn’t a healthy one. When the constant smothering becomes too much for her partner to handle, they leave and she says, “I told you so.”

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