Do daughters love their father more than their mother?

Mauritius
May 21, 2008 3:39pm CST
Do you beleive that daughters are mostly attached to their father than their mother? I think its true because i have seen this in many cases and in my case also I think this is true but this does not mean that daughters do not love their mother. they do love their mother.
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@cjgrooms (4458)
• United States
21 May 08
I think that it has to do with the spicifc father/daughter mother/daughter involved. My oldest daughter was a daddys girl, after our divorce( when she was 4) and she turned 10 i actually let her go live with him and his wife (she is wonderful) my youngest daughter was a mamas girl. My older daughter does love me -she calls almost everyday and lives right down the road from me (her father lives about 60miles away) with her husband and 2 children. My youngest daughter calls me several times most days (she lives in another town with her husband and two children) and if more than one goes by that she dosen't i worry till she does or until i break down and call her ( i don't want her to feel like i am smothering her so i try to let her call unless i have a spicifie reason)and she comes to see me at least once most weeks. I also go to a doctor a couple of times a week in the town she lives so i see her then. So i really think it has more to do with personality than s*x of the child or parent.
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• Mauritius
21 May 08
I do agree with you that this varies from personality to personality and I also beleive that this has to do with the way the child is used to live and the way she has grown up. Some children are more attached to their father or mother because maybe since childhood they have spent most of their time with one of their parents.
@Galena (9124)
22 May 08
I don't think I ever loved my father, really. certainly not once I got old enough to realise what an unpleasant man he was.
• United States
10 Aug 08
That Is Totally Outright Mean!!!! NO MATTER WHAT (HE IS STILL YOUR DAD) You Sound Like A Unpleasant Person Yourself.....
• United States
22 May 08
my situation is a bit complicated. I'm a daddy's girl have been that since my sister was born. My dad split us up when my sister was born; I was his and she was mom's. We were two only children being raised in the same household, til parents got divorced and then mom and sister moved out while I stayed with dad. My sister and I were 15 and 16 when they divorced and no the judge did not want to hear from us kids as to who to live with. My daughter has no relationship what so ever with her father. He walked out when I got pregnant but came back after the paternity test proved she was his. I got pregnant again and he caused me to miscarry that one and then I moved. He has called her once, two weeks before her 9th birthday to ask her 2 questions, what do you want for your birthday and how are you doing in school. My daughter is a talker and she kept him on the phone for 45 minutes. She has her own nickname for him "Mr Grumpy Man". He sends no birthday, easter, christmas, valentine day cards to her.. not once. Last year during the summer I took her down to see him and his parents.. he moved without a backwards glance and no one but his mother knows where he is. The last time my daughter saw her father she was 3 years old and he scared the living daylights out of her by trying to pick her up. She was born cross-eyed and couldnt see very well and mostly went by voices to find the person talking. She has has 2 eye surgeries one when she was 2 and the other when she was 3 1/2. She is now wearing her glasses everyday since she was 4 cuz she finally realized that I was right she would be able to see better. Her eye sight is +500 right eye and +600 left eye. My daughter is a mommy's girl as I'm her only parent. I love my parents equally, altho as I've gotten older and my mom is on meds *she's manic depressive* we get along better now than we did when I was in my teens.
• United States
22 May 08
I should mention that since we were raised basically as two only children my sister and I have agreed to disagree and that no one hurts mom.. other than that we really do not have a relationship.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
26 May 08
Well, its totally different in my case, since I did not grow up with my Dad. My parents were separated when I was 2 and I only see my Dad during vacations and it depends upon my mood. Basically if a father is very busy and/or has not done any productive thing for the family, the children tend to be more close to the mothers and vise-versa. Maybe in your case and to the people you have been with that the daughters are close to the father. It is really a case to case basis. I don't know the percentage of which is more closer so, let's just say if a parent is more concern and not strict to the child, it becomes closer to it. Take care =)
@mamuzo (225)
• South Africa
22 May 08
I think it depends on the mother-daughter / father-daughter relationship. I am much closer to my mom than I am to my father, but I think my younger sister loves our dad more than she loves mom. The two (my sister and my father) are inseparable!!! i think this is because I've always been the girly type that preferred dolls and tea sets and my sister has always been the "tomboy" that plays rugby and chess with dad and our brothers.
@shyloo (109)
• Philippines
22 May 08
I dont believe in that. I think it depends on how they are raised by their parents. As for me, Im closer to my mother than my father. I dont know. Maybe if my father had done his responsibilities well, I will come to love him as I love my mother. So I guess, it really depends on the environment.
@cukal6 (146)
• United States
21 May 08
I am much closer with my mom than I am with my dad. It's always been that way. I think it's because my dad worked a lot while I was growing up and my mom stayed home with us. We just formed a much closer bond that we still have today. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't speak to my mother. I'm okay to talk to my dad maybe once a week.
• Canada
21 May 08
While I love both of my parents, I was neer ever attached to my father, the way I was attached to my mother. I have always had a beter relationship with my mother, whereas the relationship with my father always involved some type of conlict.