Why Am I Attracted to People Who Need Fixing?


Laura Sgro

With Laura Sgro

Frame Therapist Laura Sgro tackles this user submitted question around examining the pattern of attaching to people you need to "save" or "fix". 

Dear Therapist: Every man I date has major problems, like they’re spending way more than they earn or they have a substance abuse issue. I try to fix their lives but I’m the one who ends up getting hurt in the end. What’s wrong with me?

Laura Sgro LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner based in Los Angeles, California. Laura specializes in working with high-achieving, people-pleasing, and anxious adults struggling with codependency, anxious attachment, and relationship trauma. Explore her Frame profile here to watch more of her content, or connect directly.

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