Cinderella syndrome, Cinderella complex, and Cinderella disorder all refer to a psychological condition in which a woman fears true freedom and secretly expects a “handsome and rich prince” to come and take care of her. The term “Cinderella complex” was coined by Agatha Christie in a murder mystery novel, but the book by Colette Dowling brought the condition to public attention worldwide.
Cinderella syndrome is not recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as a diagnosis, but women who feel very dependent on others may need to be treated with a slightly different approach. In addition, good parenting can also prevent children from developing these problems as adults.
Signs Someone Has Cinderella Syndrome
Before knowing how to deal with women with Cinderella Complex syndrome, you should first identify the symptoms, including:
– Always feel anxious about living alone.
– Finds it difficult or impossible to make major life decisions on your … Read the rest