Do you fancy yourself a knight in shining armor?
Are you a sucker for damsels in distress?
Do you like coming to your partner’s “rescue?”
Do women with a sob story make you feel protective?
Do you have a pattern of getting involved with waifs and distressed damsels du jour and set out to prove that “you’re not like all the other guys?”
Do you believe that your emotional crisis-ridden partner “can’t live without you?”
Do you need to feel needed?
Do you need to feel like your partner’s “hero?”
Has a therapist ever referred to you as a “professional caretaker?”
Are you a woman who has a pattern of getting involved with men who have crazy, unstable and abusive exes?
Do you feel compelled to show these men that “you’re not like all the other women who have hurt him?”
Are you a rescuer of rescuers?
If so, tune into Shrink4Men Radio on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 9pm EST when we’ll be discussing the unhealthy relationship pattern in which many white knights, heroes, knights in shining armor, rescuers, fixers, professional caretakers and rescuers of rescuers find themselves stuck. We’ll also touch upon the concepts of hostile dependency, codependency, and parentified children.
The phone lines will be open and Paul Elam of AVoiceforMen will be screening calls. If you have questions or a story to share, please tune in and call or Skype in +1 310 388 9709. Hope you can make it!
Shrink4Men Coaching and Consulting Services:
Dr Tara J. Palmatier provides confidential, fee-for-service, consultation/coaching services to help both men and women work through their relationship issues via telephone and/or Skype chat. Her practice combines practical advice, support, reality testing and goal-oriented outcomes. Please visit the Shrink4Men Services page for professional inquiries.