Dating a girl with emotional baggage
"The challenge is whether you can handle each other’s baggage in ways that keep the positivity and respect in your relationship," she says.
And once you've discussed all that baggage and talked so much about it until there's nothing more to say or analyze, keep it all in the past if you can help it.
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"If your sibling got more attention than you, having attention or validation from your partner may be important." Whatever it may be, just because one or both of you carry a lot of luggage doesn't mean your love is doomed forever.
"You can still make it work, it just depends on your dynamics."All of us are doing the best we can to become a better version of ourselves.
The next time you're talking about something that you know is difficult for your partner, make sure you're intentionally listening to what they have to say (and vice versa).
"You can ask your [partner] why their previous relationship didn’t work out.
Talking about exes and past relationships can give each person some basic information about what they’re sensitive too and possibly what they would need in their next relationship," she says.