It didn’t even bother her when, after making weekend plans, he backed out; she understood that his job was important to him and he was serious about his future with the company.
Then Emily began noticing how often he was distracted, not really asking her any questions about herself or her day but focusing the conversation on his latest project.
The men in her life all turned out to have work, not love, on their mind.
At the end of the day they were bright, determined men focused on their job and defined by their work.
One of the most common phenomena psychotherapists deal with is a chronic pattern of dysfunctional relationships.
But even if you’re in a relationship, you can use previous experiences as lessons for the present.Click through to see some of the biggest offenders and suggestions for how to let them go. If you can break these deadly dating patterns, you might have a shot at that love thing after all. It is a variety of what Freud called a "repetition compulsion." A is a neurotic defense mechanism.Here's how it works: The repetition compulsion is an attempt to rewrite history.