“We’ve all heard it before: “I can’t believe I married my father!” (or mother). In a sense, it could be argued that we all are in relationships with our father or mother. But what do we mean by that?
“We form our notions of a partner based upon our childhood family structure. Those notions run far more deeply than we can imagine. We are drawn to what is familiar. For that reason, we tend to gravitate towards people who have the characteristics of a parent. But perhaps even more so, we push our partner into that role. We subconsciously expect them to act a certain way, and we accommodate, support, and enable that behavior.”
“Are You Your Family History? Advice For Creating Healthy Relationships”
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