Dating daddy issues
Freud continued to use Oedipal Complex to refer to the idea of a child idealizing the different gendered parent to the point of sexual desire, and a desire, at least in part, to get rid of the same sex parent.
An abusive father might seriously wound a father/daughter relationship.
But don’t we all go through things that leave deep-seated scars? To look out for a person and deal with them with love and care when they are emotionally raw and vulnerable is not something that has to be thought about.
People often discuss childhood trauma and tragedies in a tone that implies that a girl with daddy issues, for example, will display some symptoms as if it’s a disorder that everyone around them should be aware of.
Despite everything that happened between her and her father, she needs a man in her life that she can rely upon emotionally. What would benefit her more is being able to express her insecurities and uncertainties out loud.
You’ll make her the happiest if you keep your word. She has obviously felt shut out all her life and now she has the tendency to shut out others.