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Re: How to prevent a man from turning into a child? Susan J

Posted by Ted on August 15, 2003, at 21:26:01

In reply to Re: How to prevent a man from turning into a child? Ted, posted by Susan J on August 15, 2003, at 9:11:04

>I guess I just don't understand, really, why I
>keep attracting men who want me to take care of

You might have cause-and-effect confused. It may be more likely that there is a personality trait of such men that you are attracted to.

>My therapist says I keep finding men I have
>to "fix"


>and that I should find a guy who's already
>emotionally healthy.

Does your therapist tell you exactly how to do this? I am interested in his/her instructions for finding an emotionally healthy mate.

>I tried to help this last guy I was involved
>with, only to watch him shut down emotionally
>until he literally wasn't even human.

Some just can't handle it, either because of maturity, openness, etc.

> Does your wife have a single brother? :-)

:-) Not single. But he wasn't one of the smart ones in the family.

> But really, that's great that you found someone
>both intellectually and emotionally compatible
>with you. Is it luck, or hard work?

I wouldn't say just how compatible we are. Ours hasn't be the best of marriages, but we have made it work for over 16 years.





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