Girls dating guys like their fathers
Life Wire provides original and syndicated lifestyle content to Web publishers.
Celeste Perron is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist who covers health, psychology and lifestyle trends.
"You need to be together on those days when your car won't start ...
to see how you and your partner support each other." • Don't be afraid to disagree.
Make sure your relationship has room for give and take." • Talk about life issues.
Although they had a warm phone relationship, Ney only saw him once or twice a year, and he wasn't very physically affectionate.
Although Houston's and Wobschall's marriages couldn't have been more different, both women chose partners who resembled a parent.
And, say experts, their experiences aren't that unusual.
"If you want very badly to have a different and better relationship than the ones you grew up with, you can accomplish that if you go about it very consciously." Swenson offers these pointers: • Don't jump in.
"Ideally you should date for a couple of years before engagement -- and not just long distance," she says.