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Controlled By A Parent? Learn about the Psychology Behind It

by Dr. Lynn Margolies

Psychology Today

 

When childhood dynamics play out in adulthood, the spouse can get roped in. Conflict over competing loyalties is a dysfunctional family dynamic with men who haven't psychologically separated from their mothers. To have a secure adult relationship, a developmental transition has to occur in which the spouse replaces the mom as the primary attachment. Childhood emotional manipulation can create psychological vulnerability that affects adult romantic attachments.

Check out my Psychology Today post for more on this topic: (Click below) https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/therapy-insider/202208/the-psychology-adults-who-are-controlled-parent

 

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