Dating an emotional man
(The Frisky) -- Let's face it -- we've all got issues and sometimes need multiple attempts to surmount emotional obstacles. Here's the important thing to remember: The Addict will ALWAYS be looking for a high. Even if he is sober from drugs/alcohol/gambling/food, if he hasn't done "the work," he may get hooked on you. That's why it's bad news if that relationship has gone wrong in some way. Whether he hates her or is obsessed with her, he is blind to the fact that he is replaying his relationship with his mom with every woman he gets involved with.But some of us are better at dealing with them than others and, we argue, women are often better at working through emotional problems than men. " To which we reply, "Smell ya later." And so should you. The Frisky: 25 signs he is not relationship material The woman he wants: Someone who gets him high. Maybe it's the married woman, his crush from high school he never thought he would get, or the ex he dumped years ago. The Frisky: A dress made for Coco's assets The woman he wants: Someone who is exactly like his mother or exactly the opposite, depending on the nature of the dysfunction.The Career Obsessive: Here's the thing about dudes: They are not all that great at multi-tasking, but The Career Obsessive is the worst of the lot.His sole goal in life is to rise to the top and it's not until he gets there that he'll actually be emotionally available.The Frisky: 7 things guys say that spell trouble 3.The Flounderer: He's unhappy in his career, either because he hasn't advanced as much as he thought he would have or it's not what he wants to be doing, period.
The Commitment Phobe: This guy pretends to be happy on his own, living large as a bachelor, just like his hero George Clooney, but he's actually just terrified of letting a woman get to know the real him.Rather, he needs to look at the demise of the relationship objectively so he's forced to acknowledge his role and can move forward in a new relationship with no (or minimal) baggage. The Eeyore: Thanks for noticing him, the dull, pathetic, dude in the corner who is not actually dull and pathetic. We all go into relationships with people under the assumption that the person we’re dating is well-adjusted.The woman he wants: Someone who will never expect their relationship to evolve past the casually dating stage, who will never expect to meet his parents or even necessarily his friends, and won't want to talk about pesky things like feeeeelings.What he really needs: To face his insecurities head on, so he can figure out what he's so scared of showing to other people and to get over it.