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June 9, 2021 56 min

If you’ve dated a passive man or TRIED to date a passive man—because he never got around to asking you out—this episode is for you! As empowered women, we’ve been raised to take charge and take action, but does that work for us when dating? Psychotherapist Elliott Anderson is back to share his thoughts on male passivity—what it’s about and how to handle it!

Elliott and I discuss:

  • Why women who’ve experienced mother wounds may be more likely to be attracted to passive men.
  • The definition of interdependence and how it’s VERY different from codependence.
  • Why most women would rather know their man’s heart and disagree with his thoughts than not know him and feel alienated from him.
  • What Elliott has learned after working with hundreds of men. Spoiler alert:  NONE of these passive men have been okay with their passivity. They’ve always loathed that part of their personality.
  • Why letting a man choose you helps us stop choosing passive men.
  • How to be a cheerleader for your man without running things and taking a leadership role.
  • Why we need to reexamine our assumptions about anxious attachment style.
  • The reality that a woman can’t make a man assertive.
  • There’s hope for passive men and the women who love them. Join us for a deep dive into this intense and complex concern.

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