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Do you agree with this statement?

People marry someone who reminds them of their parent?
For instance- A Man marries someone who reminds him of his Mom?
A Woman marries someone who reminds her of her Dad?


Asked by hsmominky at 12:04 AM on Aug. 29, 2010 in Relationships

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Answers (15)
  • Yes. I do think its common. I didn't realize it at the time... but I married someone who is very similar to my dad.... good and bad!!! I didn't realize it until after we had been married for a few years (and we dated almost 6 prior to getting married). I was shocked.

    Come to find out... I am a lot like his mom.

    It may be weird, but I think its more common than people realize. Although I am positive that it isn't true of everyone!

    Answer by ratchetlee at 12:06 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Thats why I am not married! LOL

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 12:10 AM on Aug. 29, 2010


    My dad was an abusive ass hole that couldnt handle kids or a marriage, never once told me or showed me he loved me
    My husband is the opposite of that

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 12:06 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • i think thats true alot of the time... its either that, or they marry the exact opposite.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 12:07 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • I don't think it is a universal truth, or I'd be divorced with jerk of an ex who ignores his kids.

    However, him mom and I are both introverted only children from close to the same place in New York who moved out West at age 18. Scary!

    Answer by balagan_imma at 12:19 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • In a nutshell, no. I do think that the relationship we have with the parent of the opposite sex as a child has a great impact on who we choose as a mate, however.

    Answer by MamaJen74 at 1:38 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Nope....not here either. My ex was just like my mom, and not like my dad,,,,

    Answer by beyondhopes at 12:19 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • My husband is a lot like my dad - but in good ways. A hard worker, intelligent, stubborn but not to a fault, and a great conversationalist. I am NOTHING like hub's adoptive mom. He never knew his birth mom.

    Answer by karamille at 12:33 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • i do not if that was the case my ex husband would have went throught with his threats of killing me

    Answer by ScarsMommy at 12:35 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Hahahaha NO. I couldn't live with anyone who was anything like either of my parents.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:36 AM on Aug. 29, 2010