Getting attention is necessary; all humans need it. However, according to Dr Schomer, creating attention seeking drama in adult relations is a waste of time and it has negative effect on the relationship because no one can love a person who is acting out on a regular basis.
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It becomes a big problem in relationships when adults act out in an excessive attention seeking manner— Dr Helgo Schomer, resident psychologist
Some people say to their partners ‘I should just kill myself’ to see how their partners will react— Dr Helgo Schomer, resident psychologist
That sentence is unquestionably attention seeking behaviour and is unhealthy— Dr Helgo Schomer, resident psychologist
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