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Do I have daddy issues?

Anonymous

my parents got divorced when I was 4 and I haven't seen my biological dad since. My mom got remarried and the relationship went through a lot of struggles my stepdad even tried cheating once. I've always had trust issues but it's particularly difficult to trust men. I can be friends with men and have good conversations but if it goes any further than that I don't think I can do it. I've never dated a guy (and I'm already in my 20s lol :,) ) although I would like to. It just seems like a waste of my time because eventually they'll leave or cheat on me is something I think. You can't blame me for thinking this way. There are youtube channels and tv shows about catching cheating or news online about people cheating every day. Like even fathers with a wife and children cheat these days it just surprises me in the most negative way. It is so strange because I always think about men a lot and about having a relationship but then when I actually think about having one it makes me uncomfortable. It is not that I am unattractive. I feel like I look very nice and I've had some men flirt with me but I run away as soon as it happens. I love my mom and family and am in college on a full scholarship I am interning at amazon so it's not like anything else in my life is negatively affected by this. Sometimes I think is this longing for men me longing for a father? How come I can't be in a relationship? Is this fear of them leaving me? How do I fix this? I don't want to be cheated on. I don't want to be in a divorce. I don't want to be used and thrown away.

Do I have daddy issues?
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