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Why We Love Unavailable People with Dr. Marni Feuerman

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Why We Love Unavailable People with Dr. Marni Feuerman

Have you ever been ghosted? Do you constantly fall in love with people who never return your feelings? Dating in the digital age can be chaotic and confusing, while also creating unique challenges for long-term, solid, healthy relationships. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Marni Feuerman, marriage and family therapist, speaker, and author of the new book, "Ghosted and Breadcrumbed: Stop Falling for Unavailable Men and Get Smart about Healthy Relationships." Dr. Marni discusses why you attract and accept poor treatment from others, and then reliable techniques on how you can get out, move on, and find the love you deserve.

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On today's episode:

:30 - Keeping up to speed on modern dating terms

7:25 - Why are people attracted to emotionally unavailable partners?

13:15 - The reasons people "ghost" their romantic partners

17:45 - Identifying and communicating emotional needs

21:55 - How to deal with being ghosted and Dr. Marni's final thoughts

MarniFeurerman_Big_Web_193170284.jpgMarni Feuerman (MSW, PsyD) is a licensed psychotherapist, author, speaker and workshop presenter. She maintains a private practice where she works extensively with distressed couples and individuals with relationship struggles. She also trains therapists to do couples therapy and writes about love relationships for a number of online media. Her new book, "Ghosted and Breadcrumbed: Stop Falling for Unavailable Men and Get Smart about Healthy Relationships" is a profound and insightful book that aims to help you break free from painful and repetitive patterns in dating and relationships with emotionally unavailable partners.She lives in Boca Raton, Florida. Find out more about her work online at


About Dr. Terri Orbuch:

Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) is an internationally recognized relationship expert, author, speaker, professor at Oakland University, and research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same couples for almost 3 decades.

Dr. Orbuch is widely published in scientific journals and the author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.” Her practical science-based advice has led to being featured in publications in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine, and appearances on The Today Show, MSNBC, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN, HuffPost Live, and CNN.

She writes articles at Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national outlets; and her relationship segments are aired on Fox-2 Detroit Morning News. She just launched a new video online course called, “How to Find Love in 7 Days: The Science of Finding Love.” Learn more about her at: