emotional wellbeing Mandy Kloppers

Power, status and emotional needs

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This post is going to hold a lot of generalisations but I have definitely noticed a link between power, status and emotional needs. Let me explain. This post is about relationships and how it feels to date someone who is a workaholic. It’s from a female perspective but I imagine it happens in reverse too.

I have noticed many women married to corporate-types who are never at home. They financial rewards can be attractive but the consequence is a lonely life where your emotional needs aren’t met. I have found (again, a massive generalisation) that ambitious corporate men tend to lack emotional intelligence. They are logical and practical and have little time for how other people are feeling.

This is why I have seen many unhappily married (and emotionally neglected) women leave their husbands for the plumber, personal trainer or man doing the extension on their house. Yes – it would seem that men who work with their hands tend to have emotional intelligence, or at least more EQ than  a lawyer, CEO or merchant banker. Of course I have no scientific research to back any of this up but I have seen this happen time and time again and thought I would write my observations down. There must be something in it…

Is this the norm or the exception? I’d love to hear your thoughts…

Mandy X

Mandy Kloppers
Author: Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.

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