I recently read Neopolitan Novels, and the series is now on HBO, My Brilliant Friend Several characters had horrible parents and they tried not to be like them. But despite their education and hard work they ended up being like them. 1. One girl ended up getting out of the gutter and being a lady of a great city, only to cheat on her husband and live in with her boyfriend. She didn't care about separating her daughters from her father. 2. The boyfriend had a father who was a womanizer and chased skirts. Even though he got out of the gutter and became member of Parliament, he was the spitting image of his father. I heard this happens in real life to. For example you hate a boss, and you end up having the personallty of that same boss. Or you had an abusive marriage, and you start acting abusive towards others in future relationships. Thoughts?