Episode 64. Am I a ‘Rescuer’ in my relationships?
- Gemma Gladstone
- September 20, 2022
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What does it mean to be a rescuer in relationships and why are some people really prone to fall into this pattern. Well Justine thought she was having just another uneventful evening at the movies, but little did she know the content of the film would propel her back to a turbulent relationship she had in her 20’s. For 6 years Justine was stuck in a cycle of wanting and needing to rescue her then boyfriend. If only she knew then what she knows now.
In this episode we explore the tendency to hang in here way too long with a partner who is emotionally unavailable – someone you feel needs your help, someone you need to fix or rescue. Why is this such a strong urge and what schemas underpin this dynamic?