Why it’s unhealthy: No one should want their other half to be a knight in shining armour.
‘Why is it up to Johnny to say, “Nobody puts Baby in the corner?” Why does it take a man to rescue a woman? What about Baby herself? The storyline implies she’s going to be constantly dependent on him for whatever is to come in life. But you can’t and shouldn’t expect your partner to solve your problems or be there for you every single moment.’
Gurpreet Singh, Relate counsellor and psychotherapist