It sounds beary silly but Dr. Klayne Rasmussens Theory of Intimacy Regulation says most relationships are like the porridge in the story: too hot, too cold, or just right.
That means when real-life Goldilocks find a situation where the closeness is just right, Rasmussen says we eat em all up.
However, not every detail in the story is a good relationship metaphor.
Rasmussen says the part where Goldilocks breaks into the bears house to snatch the porridge is a sticky part, because, when it comes to relationships, he says, The doors are wide open, so come on in and taste the porridge.
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