Women Who Are Afraid Of Men Have A Right To Be

I want to thank one of the members of my 12 Week Breakthrough Codependency Coaching Program for giving me such a great topic to write about. It seems she is concerned that because she is 'afraid of men', that perhaps she will never attract the kind of man she truly desires.  I wanted to expand on this topic because it is so relevant, especially to wounded adult children who have been abused in childhood.

If you have been conditioned to fear feeling vulnerable because as a child your vulnerability and powerlessness was exploited, it is very natural for you to fear getting too close to the opposite sex.  As an adult female, if you are finding it particularly difficult to feel comfortable around men, and you have been emotionally, sexually or physically abused in childhood, your brain is simply trying to protect you from getting hurt again today.

The brain is highly sophisticated, but it is also very simple.  The pain vs. pleasure reflex is always operating, and its...

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