Father-Daughter Role Important in Growth

Cyber Support Group

Written by Ann – Angels by Grace Pub. July 1997

A client recently commented to me that her husband reminded her of her father. Though physical appearance can vary a great deal, many women choose men as boyfriends and husbands who have similar personality structure as that of their fathers.

Why is this often true? A girl learns a great deal about developing male-female relationships through her interactions with her Dad. He is the first man in her life. How well she learns to relate to men later in her adult years has a lot to with the level of security discovered through that basic relationship.

It is helpful for a woman to understand the effect that her own father has had on her emotional development. His influence on her as she grows up follows with her as she matures and becomes a woman. The degree of satisfaction achieved through…

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