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Often men and women are still childishly attached emotionally and/or financially to their parents, sometimes their entire lives. These extraneous ties weaken a person's ability to form healthy adult romantic connections just as they weaken a persons ability to function as an independent adult. The role of parents is to raise/guide/provide for children. As long as that continues and/or is desired by you in your real parents and/or an actual partner, you remain childish.It's understandable that people whose historical relationship history involves more mental / platonic emotional connections (parents, friends) would continue to err on the side of mental / platonic emotional chemistry (to the detriment of physical chemistry). That's what they know but romantic relationships are distinctly different than parent-child and friend relationships.