Why Do Women Look for Painful Relationships?

Women who equate pain with love often find themselves in relationships with men who treat them badly. The strange propensity on the part of otherwise intelligent, functioning women has caught the attention of a number of writers over the years. Some seem to have this predilection for abusive relationships themselves, including Dorothy Parker and Sylvia Plath. Margaret Atwood described it in graphic terms, meant to shock, using the metaphor of “hook and eye” to describe a couple. Only gradually does the reader come to understand she is referring not to the sewing box but to the meat hook and an actual eye. None of the authors mentioned appear able to explain the phenomenon.

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