Roles in dating
They don’t cut themselves off from other experiences, but at that time in their relationship they decide to focus on one aspect of it. But it can be a very happy relationship, if it is genuinely based on one role.
And if we are cut off from something or imprisoned in something, this creates unhappiness and a lack of satisfaction.
The environment you live in has a huge influence on which roles are easily accessible and which are more “engulfing”.
Of course, this also depends on our own individual limitations.
Their main focus – supported by their environment and social norms – will be how to perform the role of mother as well as possible.
And not in any way they choose, but in a way that matches the norms of their culture or community.