Not to say that there's no such thing as second chances or total redemption, but between this news and singer Rihanna getting back together with rapper Chris Brown, who infamously assaulted her in 2009, we can't help but wonder: What is up with powerful women getting seduced by scummy men?

“The reason women tend to get stuck with charming narcissists, like the Tiger Woods and Chris Browns of the world, is because they catch them on a series of really good days,” says Ramani Durvasula, Ph. A.-based licensed clinical psychologist and author of the new book .

Trust me, I have had a strong opposition to that idea before, too.

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I was seeking relationships to get attention, approval, and love that I wasn’t giving myself because I hadn’t received it growing up.

I grew up in a very critical environment, which led me to be vulnerable and eager to please others.

Emotional maturity is a way of separating thinking from feeling, making us less reactive to our emotions when we’re in relationship with others.

Being more emotionally mature means making choices that stem from values and principles rather than anxiety.

Theories explain that which we all have a hard time swallowing: We date at our same level of emotional maturity.

Therefore, the relationships you enter are an echo of your own level of maturity and development.

You'd think that 27 mistresses equals 27 glaring red flags—much like the ones alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn expertly dodges on the giant slalom—to stay far, far away from Tiger Woods.

Instead 28-year-old Vonn has chosen to ignore the embarrassing and highly disturbing facts, including the one about how she sorta resembles the 37-year-old's blond ex-wife, Elin Nordegren.

This is part of becoming more self-full and authentic.