I had an a-ha moment while watching Dr. Phil the other day.
The topic of that day’s show was “Our Teen is tearing the Family Apart”. Miranda, one of the troubled teen girls, was playing with a combustible mix of sex and the internet and sneaking around. At one point in the show, Dr. Phil pointed out that Miranda craved male attention because she was not getting nor feeling love from her father, and that when the first male who was nice to her came along, Miranda took to it “like a kitten to milk”.
This is why I married my first husband.