Cinderella, Cinderella, was born in a noble family. She had a rough life. Her mother died when she was a child, and her father married the widow Mrs. Tremaine. After her father's death, she lived with her stepmother and sisters, abused by them. Until one day, she met the prince who fell in love with her at first sight at the ball, and finally the two got married and had a happy ending. However, the story of this happy ending was not won by Cinderella herself, she just kept on enduring, waiting for someone to rescue her from the predicament.
Photo Credit: Cinderella / Official Fan Page fax number list American psychotherapist and author Colette Dowling first proposed the concept of "Cinderella Complex" in "Cinderella Complex: Women's Hidden Fear of Independence" in 1981, which describes women's unconscious dependence on strong men (such as men) ). Repression and fear inhibit them from exerting their own ideas and creativity, so that they just wait for the arrival of the strong, hoping that one day they can live happily under the shadow of the strong forever (Dowling, 1981; Saha & Safri, 2016).
In fact, many psychologists believe that women with "Cinderella complex" usually also have other deep emotional problems, such as lack of self-esteem and dependence, which also lead to "Cinderella complex" root cause. Some women idolize men more, and have impossible and unrealistic expectations for men. However, these unrealistic expectations are more likely to make patients emotionally hurt because the actual results do not meet expectations (Saha & Safri, 2016). Most psychologists believe that the main cause of "Cinderella complex" comes from over-protective parenting.