swimmer_chick 1 / - Sep 22, 2013 #1Some parents have many obvious similarities and differences. We always think that for a happy marriage, two people must share many similarities. My parents have been married for twenty years and they have a happy marriage. However, people are always curious about how they can even have a word with each other, for they are two different people. Their differences in appearance, personality, and way of living somehow work well together.My mom and dad seem like two different people but they work really well together even though they sometimes fight. Any parent can be mad at the other for a while but always find a way to work it out. I think that's why my parents work so well together because they never hold grudges. They talk it out. My mom and dad both are very supportive and are the best parents one could ask for. They both enjoy life together, and support my brother and me when we are having off days or when we need a solution to a problem that we have.My dad is a big goofball that tries to fit in with my brother and me. He thinks he's cool and hip but in reality, he isn't. Some parents weren't as talented like my dad was in high school and college. My dad was the superstar swimmer and water polo player in high school and college. He is very involved with me and my brothers swimming and helps out at all of the swim meets. I believe he thinks that, that keeps him cool and hip. All dads try to be cool and fit in with their son or daughter, I think. My dad is more of the strict parent about schoolwork and making sure we are getting good grades. On the other hand, my mom is more of the strict parent when it comes to getting stuff done around the house and making sure me and my brother are getting everything done. My mom wasn't a star athlete in high school. Most of the time, she was playing tennis with her friends. My mom is from Kansas but moved around a lot as a kid because her dad was in the military, and my dad had never moved as a child and stayed in Washington all of his life.I don't think I could pick a favorite parent. Both my mom and dad are always there when I need them. My mom and dad have such different parenting styles that I couldn't choose. My mom and I butt heads a lot but I think that's only because we're both girls and we create drama. My mom helps me out with any of my classic girl problems while my dad is tough and has me choose what I think is right. I think my mom is more difficult to handle because of the fact that she and I butt heads a lot.Although parents are always there for you whenever you need them, none of them are perfect. They can be complete opposites but have a perfect twenty year marriage. One parent can be strict and on task and one can be kind of strict and goofy. It all depends on the family.