He’s may drink too much at the office party, turn on football during your mother’s Thanksgiving dinner and answer his cell phone at your friend’s wedding.
Like the four-year-old he resembles, he’ll probably pout if corrected.
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.
Then, there are those who are too afraid of taking the risk of falling in love because they have been hurt too much in their previous relationships.
Ironically, most emotionally unavailable people are easy to spot, quite transparent, showing you their true colors, right from the beginning.
We all go into relationships with people under the assumption that the person we’re dating is well-adjusted.
After all, no one wants to be in a relationship with someone who is so emotionally unstable they’ll explode at any moment.
However, Beatty Cohan, a psychotherapist and author based both in New York and Saraosta, Florida, said there are clear signs your partner is an emotional manipulator, explaining that once you start noticing them, you need to leave the relationship immediately, before it becomes any more toxic.
The author of For Better, For Worse, Forever: Discover the Path to Lasting Love explained that people in these types of relationships aren't miserable all of the time; there can be bouts of time when things are going great, and that's when confusion really sets in.'You feel like you are on a roller coaster ride,' Beatty said, noting that 'the earlier you get out, the better' because you'll find yourself in a circular relationship that wears you down and makes you feel bad about yourself.
Patty Blue Hayes, an author and life coach specializing in heartbreak recovering, wrote in an article for Your Tango that 'their calm demeanor and your heightened emotion or sensitivity may trick you into doubting yourself'.
An emotional manipulator will never apologize; instead, they will blame you and make you start to doubt your emotions.
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