I'm reading about dad-daughter relationships in fit pregnancy (love this magazine. Tons of awesome stuff for pre and post partum.)
Psychologist Peggy Drexler: "The connection between a woman and her father changes as she matures: she starts to see him not only as a provider, but also as a role model. Many women idealize their fathers, no matter if they demand independence or control, or are 'good' or 'bad' dads.'
Wanting their fathers' approvals is a driving motivation in their lives as grown women."
This hit close to home for me.