I know it certainly has for me.
I think I keep recreating my parents relationship in the men that I choose. Basically my dad is a complete narcissistic and doesn't care for my mother at all. Always treats her like she's worth nothing, is never happy with her and nothing she does is ever good enough. He's emotionally absent and has no empathy. As a girl I witnessed years of him hurling abuse at her but I thought it was normal. I thought it was her job to be physically flawless, docile and completely self-sacrificing and serving all of his needs.
I find myself now the same age as when they met. And the kind of men I pursue are ones who could not give a rubbish about me. But I feel it is my duty to become everything they want and bend over backwards to please them and jump through hoops. But even when I do I'm still not good enough and they get bored.
So what do you think? Has you parent's relationship influenced you views and actions in relationships and dating?
What do you think?