In both cases nurturing is involved but the object is different.
I'm also a female born under the sign of Cancer who, through coincidence or kismet, first fell in love with a fellow Cancer-sign boyfriend.
Our similarities are initially what drew us together.
Deeply caring and sympathetic lovers they will do anything for a partner whom they're in love with.
Highly intuitive, she has a natural talent for nurturing, often knowing exactly how to make her partner feel comfortable and secure.
I also have a Cancer man guide and Cancer woman guide which contain a lot of questions and answers related to this relationship. At first our similarities were a source of empathy and closeness. But we were also both prone to extremes of mood and overly sensitive at times.