Even though Elizabeth visited her dad several times a year, she remembers feeling resentful because she became the caretaker of her mother who succumbed to depression.
We share the same values and interests – plus have a fun and passionate relationship.” Megan exudes a sense of confidence that is common among women who have a strong bond with their fathers into adulthood.
Megan told me that her dad made her feel like she could do anything.
Rather than distancing himself after his breakup with her mom, he tuned into her needs and reassured Megan of his love for her.
Due to the caretaking role she played with her mother, Elizabeth was attracted to men with problems.
She became accustomed to measuring love by the amount of pain she felt and she developed codependent tendencies – causing her to love too much and to become obsessed with her partner’s well-being.