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Daughter/father relationship

Do you believe that the relationships you have are a reflection of the relationship you had or have with your father (good or bad)?

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Asked by Jazmineamomma at 6:28 PM on Dec. 27, 2013 in Relationships

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  • For myself no. I am more like my father personality wise and until I met my husband I tended to date men who looked like my dad but acted like my mother. That may have been why those relationships did not last long.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:42 PM on Dec. 27, 2013

  • In a way,I guess
    my dad and I never had a relationship. my parents divorced when I was 2,and I saw him 4 times a year when he dropped off gifts. He died when I was 17
    I chose a man who was his polar opposite

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:43 PM on Dec. 27, 2013

  • I think so...he was a great role model for kindness and love....

    Answer by older at 6:44 PM on Dec. 27, 2013

  • I've always considered myself a daddy's girl. Even when we don't always agree (usually on politics) but overall, our outlook on life is similar. Personalities are similar as well. My husb. has the same views when it comes to marriage, family & work ethic, which is why I love him so dearly. :)

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:57 PM on Dec. 27, 2013

  • Wow, pretty heavy stuff for Friday night, I think you tend to expect or not expect men to treat you similar to how your father treated your mother and yourself.

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 7:07 PM on Dec. 27, 2013

  • Lol this is just random thoughts in my head...I enjoy reading different view points :)

    Comment by Jazmineamomma (original poster) at 7:13 PM on Dec. 27, 2013

  • I suppose there's something to be said for it. I've chosen men I've loved very deeply and had great relationships wit but never completely trusted. Then again, I've never completely trusted anybody and probably won't.

    Answer by Ballad at 7:16 PM on Dec. 27, 2013

  • My dad was a wonderful, gentle man. Much like Andy Griffith. At first I dated men opposite of him but now that I'm older I date men just like him.... my DF has the same gentleness as my dad did.

    Answer by jenny3344 at 8:07 PM on Dec. 27, 2013

  • My husband is very much the way I believed my dad was as a child, so yes.

    Answer by ohwrite at 9:09 PM on Dec. 27, 2013

  • I don't. My father was an asshole and I'm not unhappy that he's dead. I don't pick men who mentally abuse me. I won't tolerate the bullshit.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 9:22 PM on Dec. 27, 2013

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