I'm wondering if other people from dysfunctional families find that they tend to end up in relationships with other people who had dysfunctional or abusive families.
My wife and most of the women I have dated before I met her overwhelmingly had come from some kind of dysfunctional or abusive family life. When I was in counseling for my family trauma issue I mentioned it to my therapists and she said that its quite common for people with a similar experiential background to be attracted to each other. Often this occurs even though you don't explicitly know at the time about the other persons history.
Is this a common experience for other people here?