Searching for a Fatherly Figure
Marilyn and husband Arthur Miller
Because of the way Marilyn grew up, without a father, she was always searching for a fatherly figure. She wanted a man to tell her that she was good enough and that she was loved and protected; she felt that she couldn’t get that feeling with a young spouse. She was married and divorced by the age of 18. She was married three different times and, with the exception of the first marriage, they were over ten years older than her. During her marriages she experiences two miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy, having this happened lead to her drug abuse.