An Essay on Dysfunctional Relationships
With all the conversations and time devoted to failed love relationships, the most significant reason for their failure is overlooked. Many articles are written on the subject. The list of these run-of-the-mill quixotic stories is long: From Soul Mates to Kindred Spirits or How to Find the Right Lover or When Your Relationship Needs A Break, and so on. Unfortunately, understanding the true nature of dysfunctional relationships is usually overlooked.
The breakdown of romantic relationships most often has more to do with one's emotional scars from the past. My personal experience and observation of people over many years has proven this point more times than I could possibly recall.
Most failed relationships begin with partners who are unconsciously seeking a person to either repair or to fill the void that was left from their childhood relationships with their mothers or fathers. This concept is often alien to the ego and smarts of a Freudian twist, but truth is neither a servant to trend or denial.