If you’re like most men, you probably don’t want to date a woman with daddy issues.
What are daddy issues, exactly? Well, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to that question because the definition of “daddy issues” can vary from person to person. However, there are some common signs that can indicate whether or not a woman has daddy issues.
In this article, we’ll discuss six of the most common signs that a woman has daddy issues.
Let me tell you a story. I was talking to this girl recently and she told me that her dad left when she was just a little kid. She didn’t give much detail, but it sounds like he might have had some other issues going on in his life at the time (like alcohol or drugs).
Anyway, my friend’s father eventually came back into the picture when she was about 13 years old. And since then they’ve become very close. He has been nothing short of an amazing father for her; even though he missed out on those formative years during early childhood development stages.
Long story short, my friend has daddy issues. And while not all women with daddy issues have had the same experience as my friend, there are some common signs that can indicate whether or not a woman has daddy issues.
So what are some of those signs?
1. She’s overly attached to her father or she relies on him too much for emotional support:
Maybe it’s just me but many daughters are more attached to their fathers than sons are. And if a woman is overly attached to her father, it might be because she’s looking for emotional support that she isn’t getting from her mother.
Or, maybe she doesn’t have a good relationship with her mother and so she relies on her father instead. If a woman is constantly seeking approval from her father and she always wants to be around him, that’s a sign that she has daddy issues.
2. She frequently seeks out older men or sugar daddies to provide financial and/or emotional support:
We all know who a sugar daddy is, right? He’s an older man who financially supports a young, usually attractive woman. But why do some women seek out these relationships? Well, it could be because they’re looking for the emotional support that they didn’t get from their fathers when they were younger.
Some people say that daddy issues are really just mommy issues in disguise; meaning that the real issue is that a girl didn’t get enough attention from her mother, not from her father. But I think it’s more common for women with daddy issues to seek out older men who can provide financial support and emotional comfort.
3. She often dates guys who are emotionally unavailable or who have commitment issues:
Commitment is one of the major fears of young adults, especially women. And if a woman’s father wasn’t there for her when she was younger, it can be difficult to trust men later in life.
In fact, I recently read an article that stated that many women with daddy issues are afraid of commitment because they’re afraid of getting hurt. It sounds like some of these women have been hurt badly in the past and they don’t want to risk getting hurt again by committing themselves to another man.
So what does this have to do with a woman’s father? Well, if her father wasn’t there for her when she was younger, it can be difficult for her to trust men later in life.
4. She has low self-esteem and struggles with insecurity:
I struggled quite a while with low self-esteem myself, and no, I don’t have any sort of daddy issues. However, I can see how a woman’s relationship with her father could play a role in her self-esteem.
If a woman constantly feels like she’s not good enough, it might be because that’s the message she received from her father when she was younger. And if a woman is insecure about herself, it might be because she doesn’t feel she deserves better than what she’s been given.
It’s not always easy to work through these issues but it is possible. And once a woman does start to feel better about herself, her relationships with men will likely improve as well.
5. She has a complicated relationship with her mother:
Again, it’s not always easy to diagnose daddy issues because many times the root of the problem is actually a complicated relationship with the mother.
If a woman has a difficult time getting along with her mother, it might be because she’s modeling her behavior after her father. Or, maybe she’s trying to get her mother’s attention in a way that she couldn’t get her father’s attention when she was younger.
It could also be that the daughter has issues with both parents and so she struggles to have healthy relationships with men in general. Whatever the reason, it’s important for a woman who is struggling emotionally to seek out professional help if necessary.