Plant Both Feet in Relationships!

Repetition compulsion is an idea from pschoanalytic theory that describes a tendency to repeat patterns in relationships that are unconsciously similar to a childhood relationship or experience. Some people might wonder how something like this happens, and an easy example is the offspring of narcissistic parents who may wonder how they can make someone love them after feeling like their parents didn’t. These people might tend to be attracted to people who have commitment problems, which gives them the opportunity to then work at making their partner love them. In this way, people, both men and women, are drawn toward familiar relationships.

 

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