Dad dating younger women

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Although you’d think those sorts of gender dichotomies wouldn’t exist as much any more, they really do.

Relationship therapist Dr Judith Wright says it’s quite straightforward.Growing up, I idolised my father, but his alcoholism and my parents’ messy divorce made me determined not to end up with anyone remotely like him.And yet every time I’ve fallen for a guy who on paper seems completely different, certain characteristics – whether it’s an addictive personality or a similarly dry sense of humour – eventually come to light.It’s a hackneyed therapy joke that all women end up with a version of their fathers.Carl Jung called it the Electra complex – a latent desire to kill our mothers and possess our fathers – declaring it a stage of development every girl goes through between three and six years old.

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