My abusive, alcholic father was never in the picture, but I was the little sister to a big family who really filled in the gap. I had/have great brothers and brothers-in-laws who made an impression on my choice in husband. I got a good one, too. With us and our daughter and because my husband is a good dad, we always said, "The more time you spend with her as a good dad, the less time she will spend in a backseat." I think it has worked so far. She is eighteen and has made good choices in the boys she's dated.
My mother was a good influence on me too by telling me what I should look for in someone I would married. She didn't make a good choice and didn't want me to go through the same experience.
Parenting is hard but worth it. And, yes, this would make a great hub!!