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Understanding the Allure of the Emotionally Unavailable Lover

You’re dating a really nice guy but it’s the one who got away who’s populating your dreams and you can’t pry yourself away from his Facebook, seeing what he’s up to. What is it about the guy you can’t have—the one who’s dating a friend or maybe even married, the guy you keep flirting with in the hopes that he’ll notice how truly perfect you might be together—that turns you on?
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The Loneliness of the Unloved Daughter: 4 Small Steps Toward Belonging

It was only a few years ago, when I was gearing up to write Daughter Detox: Recovering from an Unloving Mother and Reclaiming Yourself, and began interviewing women again and asking different questions than I had when I wrote my first book, that it struck me: The sense of being singled out, of thinking she’s the only unloved child on the planet, is almost as damaging as the lack of maternal love, attention, and...
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