(Closed) Is your FI anything like your dad?

posted 10 years ago in Family
Post # 77
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Haha yes he is. It’s so weird! And oddly enough, while I love my dad so much, it’s the… less desirable qualities I think he has more of (they both throw themselves into their jobs to the point that it works to their disadvantage).

Post # 78
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

NO. Whew!

Although they both love this really old radio program called The Shadow.

Post # 79
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Actually, I had this happening to me in a negative way. There are a lot of dysfunctional things about my dad (like his addictive personality) that I was beginning to see that I was attracted to in the men I was dating. I immediately starting going to therapy to figure this out. Fortunately, my husband is nothing like my dad now in that way. I haven’t noticed that he’s like him in any positive ways either. Plus my dad’s gay and my husband is definitely not. So thank God for that!

Post # 80
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Busy bee

Pretty similar, both engineers (my SO isn’t currently employed in the field though), both outdoorsy, tall and slender, but that’s about it. My SO shows a lot more passion for things and is more outgoing.

Post # 81
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Actually, yes! It’s hard to put my finger on some of the exact similarities, but I can’t deny that they’re similar. They do get along great. And I adore them both!

Post # 82
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

FH & dad are both computer geeks (dad is a computer engineer & works with hardware and currently manages a start-up; FH is a programmer). I guess they’re fairly similar in other ways, too. : )

Post # 83
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Fiance is a lot more conservative than my father, less sympathetic to others, more determined that he is always right, and he has a worse temper…

Ugh… am I actually saying that I wish Fiance was more like my Dad?

…. actually, yes :-0

…that said… my Dad’s character improved with age. His temper mellowed, he became less harsh, and he tried to understand the points of view of others more. Perhaps I’m hoping the same will happen for FI? The only thing that won’t happen is that he won’t become more sympathetic. He’s a police officer. He has to deal with really scummy people. He will be more likely to forget that normal people, whom you can have an actual rational conversation with, exist…

Post # 84
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Finally is a little like my dad and a lot like my step dad. There so much alike that I mix up there names a lot. My step dad and Fiance go to the gym together and the movies whenever we are in town. They’ll disappear for 3-4 hours at a time lol. It’s too bad my step dad now uses a cane due to a tumor so no gym on the next visit just movies.

Post # 85
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Busy bee

F*ck no, thank GOD! He’s like my step-dad though, yaaaay!

Post # 86
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine shares so many of the good qualities that my dad has. There are times when I want to tell him how much he reminds me of my dad, then again I think it would be a little strange. 

Post # 87
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My Fiance is so much like my father it’s not even funny. Not mannerisms or speech or anything, but their personalities are ridiculously similar. Luckily, my dad happens to be the single greatest man alive, so that’s a very good thing.

They do get along really well too. But I do think that comes from being so alike.

Post # 88
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My Fiance has traits of both my mom and dad. Like dad, Fiance is fun-loving and goofy. They both love football and have gone on golfing trips together. Like mom, he is very practical…sheesh. That’s probably a good thing for me though!

Post # 89
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Busy bee

Oh dear lord, they’re the same person, I swear. Whch is good because I love my dad and we get along famously. My SO is just as colorful and outgoing and funny. I love both of them.

Post # 90
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Not at all. We would not get along well if he were, I don’t think. 

Post # 91
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This is interesting!! My Fiance is the complete oposite of my dad! My dad is really high strung, type-A, competitive, loud, argumentative, etc. My Fiance is the most laid back person on the earth.  We’ve been together over 3 years and he’s never yelled at me, he’s so easy going, gets along with everyone, and is always happy. I love my father, but I could never ever be with someone like him!

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