Many men, on the other hand, take the impulse to pair bond and turn it into a willingness to be a doormat with a wallet, often in exchange for what appears to be a small amount of acceptance from a woman.
Even worse, more than a few men accept abusive, opportunistic leeches disguised as women and hang on to them for dear life, even as it leads to their own destruction and, oftentimes, to the destruction of their children.
And yes, of course, not all men are like that. But there is enough of them to keep a steady stream of victims rolling straight into family court hell, year after year. One thing that might help men avoid this trap is if they had a sense of their own worth and self-respect that is not dependent upon women’s approval. This is what we’ll be discussing today.
Please join your hosts Dr. Tara Palmatier, Paul Elam and special guest Tom Golden today at 3 PM Central, 4 Eastern for another edition of Going Mental, where we will bend over backwards to figure out why men just keep bending over for women.
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