Dating an emotional man
Does his mom act like a jealous girlfriend around you? This is a sign that he’s an emotional incest victim, and unless you’re fine with being second banana to Mother Dearest, you’ll dump this Norman Bates wannabe and find a real man. It’s a sign that he’s emotionally unstable and that he may have a mood disorder.Guys who are like this need help, not a girlfriend.3.
A guy who’s stable can deal with a little teasing at his expense.Thankfully, sometimes you can pick up on the crazy if you know the subtle warning signs out there.When I look back at the people I once thought were sane, I realized I should have been worried about these stealthy red flags. His relationship with his mother is borderline inappropriate. Everyone can get a little moody from time to time, but if he’s vacillating from overjoyed happiness to extreme depression, this isn’t a good sign.Although it took years, we eventually did what we both knew was best. I might not be an advocate for dating a battered man, but at the same time, I’m not saying that you should immediately shun away someone with emotional issues. What I am saying is that if his issues are preventing the two of you from moving forward in spite of your frequent efforts, then you should let it go.Allow him to get himself together, and then come back for you.Though we always like to think we can vet them out well, once in a while, a guy will trick even the most jaded dater.
I ought to know — it’s happened to me plenty of times.
He started liking me and I was so happy because I had had a crush on him.
However, the first time we went on a real "date," he had a breakdown and was crying for about an hour about his past.
He realized that he had too many deeply rooted issues stemming from childhood and past relationships.
As good as he looked on paper (great job, handsome, good credit score), he was a mess in real life.
I was really surprised and honestly thrown off and uncomfortable. Throughout the next few months he wanted to hang out with me every second of every day and I shouldn't have, but I did, because I liked him and I didn't want to hurt his feelings.