It's suggested that we tend to find partners who are in some ways similar to our parents.
This comes to mind a lot when I think about my children's future. In what ways do I treat them that I would want their future partners to treat them. Or, a bit more difficultly to consider, in what ways do I treat them that I wouldn't want their future partners to.
Also, is the way I love their mother a good example for them to love their future partners?
I think these are important questions to keep in mind as we go along growing together.