dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Lizthony: loving a chameleon.....

What bothers me most about the Settleproposal is that it looks as if Lynn stuck two department store mannequins together and gave them romantic dialogue. Nobody is expecting grand passion but their awkward formality is something that you'd associate with the end of a relationship, not the beginning. Fortunately debjyn identifed the source of the problem: Liz always copies the behavior of the man she's with because she lacks the courage to be an individual. No matter what man she's dating, she quickly reinvents herself to be what he wants to see because deep down inside she's afraid the man will reject the real Liz Patterson, that he'll hate her as much as she does. Why the self-hate? There are three people to blame: John, Elly and Michael. If Train Man had thought of her as a person instead of a cute little doll, if Elly had made sure her emotional needs were looked after, if Mike had been more generous as a child, Liz might have learned to love the person in the mirror and not tried to twist herself out of shape to meet someone else's needs.
Tags: child rearing disasters, liz: whining martyr

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