In this episode, Terry interviews Elizabeth, a 39 year of single mom who mistrusts men due to her father leaving her mother when she was a child. A nearly universal struggle for women who come from divorced homes is the inability to trust their partners. As children, their parents’ breakup taught them that relationships will end badly. Because of their past experience, daughters of divorce may approach relationships warily and have come to expect the worst.
Mistrust can come in many forms, from suspecting partners of infidelity, to fearing that they will abandon you emotionally or physically. Some women, like Elizabeth, freeze out the option of finding love, for fear of being hurt. Others become “relationship junkies” looking for partners to be the salve for their wounds.
To find out more about how to overcome trust issues order Terry’s book Daughters of Divorce.