Question: Why are some guys always attracted to girls with a ton of problems? Why do they seek to be the knight in shining armor that saves them from their troubles? My past relationships have always been with emotionally unstable girls. One girl had a father that was always abusive to her mother. She would tell me stories and I would in turn feel sorry for her and did everything in my power to make her happy. Result? She bounced. Another relationship involved this chick that hadn't experienced much in life due to her strict parents. I felt I had to "show" her the world. Result? She bounced. Now the most recent one was a few months ago. Very self-conscious even though she had absolutely no reason to be so self-conscious. Big time attention whore. I always felt I needed to show her how hot she was. Result? She bounced. I haven't spoken to this one in months but sometimes when I'm feeling lonely, I'll think about her and hope that she's happy. I know it's unhealthy for me to even think of her. She didn't seem to give a shit about me. Anyway, I've done a lot of reading since then and been following some of the advice on OT. It's been really helpful and now I'm beginning to see how my attitude in all these relationships was precisely the reason for the way they all ended. Maybe some of you can chime in with your expertise and tell us why some guys are always attracted to unstable girls?