In this hour we will discuss the dynamic of dysfunctional relationships and why some people have successful and mutually satisfying romantic relationships while many others do not. We will explore the reasons why people repeat their hurtful relationship patterns over and over again, looking at the attraction of polar opposite personality types and how their unhealthy “dance” keeps them stuck. Our guest will explain how people who are co-dependent and those who are emotional manipulators are drawn towards one another and why they become trapped in a perpetual magnetic attraction. After the initial high, we will describe how these relationships become conflicted, chaotic and unfulfilling. We will explore why these relationships are so difficult to end but also offer suggestions regarding how we can extricate ourselves from these unhappy relationships and move in the direction of healthy, and mutually gratifying intimacy.