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Are Daddy Issues Real?

If you've ever listened to Dr. Drew Pinsky for an hour, you know a thing or two about daddy issues. While there's no question that the way we're raised and the people who care for us help shape who we are, the notion of daddy issues has always bothered me. I find it frustrating that every time a girl makes a bad decision regarding men, it must mean she has daddy issues, and every time a woman has a less-than-ideal relationship with her father, she'll always be attracted to that same kind of man.

I don't question that a relationship (or lack thereof) with your father can have a profound effect on your life, but I do not think that it necessarily means a woman is incapable of having a healthy relationship with a man. What do you think? Are daddy issues real?


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