Brad Womack is back for his second chance at love on season 15 of “The Bachelor.” Geez, have there really been that many seasons? Anyhow, I turned on the tube with my rotten tomatoes at the ready to hurl at the screen. In my estimation, Brad is the archetype of the emotionally crippled man. That guy who is in a wheelchair, but unwilling to do anything to help himself walk again. Or so I thought! Keep reading »
Let’s face it — we’ve all got issues and sometimes need multiple attempts to surmount emotional obstacles. But some of us are better at dealing with them than others and, we would argue, women are better at working through emotional problems than men. In the last few years of dating, we’ve come across 10 types of guys we call “emotional cripples,” guys who may otherwise be awesome, but for some reason or another are stuck in emotional wheelchairs and the women in their lives are put in the position of either pushing them around or yelling “Get up and walk!” before heading out the door. Usually, these emotional ailments aren’t obvious right away — in the first few weeks and months of dating, as our best selves are presented, we’ve found ourselves thinking, Finally, a guy who isn’t crippled emotionally! But at some point, the curtain is pulled back just like in the “Wizard of Oz” and, yup, there’s the f**king wheelchair again.