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Many of todays relationships foil because of the lack of trust in one another There are many different scenarios which lead to relationships ending because of distrust Psychologist Karen Horney wrote an article titled Distrust Between the Sexes and in this article she attempted to explain the problems in the relationship between women and men She wrote that to understand the problem you must first understand that problems stem from a common background p 338 Early in Horneys article she defines passion and discusses why it is rare As Horney moves forward she accounts for an almost unavoidable source of disappointment in our love life She states that it derives from intense feelings of love stirring up secret hopes for contentment Horney even goes as far as to explain the later childhood-side of relationship she fears She gives many examples of how men hold women in high esteem but writes that they have a secret distrust of women Many people both male and female believe that Horney may have some very valid analysis of the malefemale relationsOne of the issues that individuals find as major stepping-stone to understanding The Distrust of Between the Sexes is in the excerpt on p 341 where Horney says that a feeling of disappointment is natural due to the intensity of our feelings She explains that this passion affects our unconscious desires which are so contradictory that fulfillment is virtually impossible She states that women want to be strong and at the same time helpless This statement to some may be a look in the mirror Women and all humans for that matter need a sense that they are needed but at the same time humans need to know that they are protected The cultural idea that men are to be protective and women helpless causes problems in the minds of women and ultimately results in a feeling of disappointment that they are not needed The fact that we have
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