A daughter’s relationship with her father is the first one that teaches her how she should be treated by a man spanned over several years and was comprised of over 300 interviews of young women who reflected upon their parents’ divorce.
The most common themes that emerged from these interviews were trust issues and a wound in the father-daughter relationship.
In fact, girls actually depend on their dad’s guidance into adulthood.
The quality of the father-daughter connection – good, damaged, or otherwise – powerfully impacts the decisions she will make throughout her life.
I think a duaghter's relationship with her father in the normal non divorced status undergoes evolution over the years and that must also be true in the case where the dad is dovorced.
I can;t help to wonder what daughters think about fathers who coninued in marriage and those who did not who were cheating on the side who otherwise compromised marriage values.
In some ways, as the daughter of a narcissistic dad, your value depended on what you could provide for him to brag about to his friends.