Help my sister is dating a loser
I’ve been contacted for help by the friends and loved ones of people involved in relationships with Losers (controlling and/or abusive partners).
The loved ones want to understand the situation and ask for recommendations and guidance.
For this group I have also recently published “Stockholm Syndrome: The Psychological Mystery of Loving an Abuser”.
Obviously, this article has created the need for sequels.
If our parent or parents have the characteristics listed in this article, our ability to function as a healthy adult may be hindered due to the dysfunctional family/parent model.
My goal is to follow this issue and provide help and guidance to all those involved with controlling and abusive individuals — from partners to extended victims.
A damaging adult partner can damage us, damage our loved ones, and even damage the way we feel about love and romance in the future.
If you’re dating a ‘loser’, you may recognize in your partner some of these characteristics described by Consulting Clinical Psychologist Joseph M. This article continues with a note on dangerous versions of the ‘loser’ and offers guidelines for detachment.
Also see the new “Relationship Quiz: True Love or True Loser?
They can turn what is supposed to be a loving, supporting, and understanding relationship into the “fatal attraction” often described in movies.
A variety of “bad choices” may be encountered each week — most of which are easy to identify and avoid.