Aw, I’m sorry to hear that! I don’t know if I’ll be able to help you /relate/ to her more, but I can tell you why I like her??
I like that she’s brave and loyal and selfless and really clever and compassionate. I like her sense of adventure. I like that she works and gets along well with children. I like that she was a (semi-) recent university graduate at the beginning of series 7b, trying to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. I like that she is a “bossy control freak” and that she wants to maintain order, and that she has her ~real life with occasional/weekly adventures with the Doctor mixed in..
I know some people found it hard to relate to Clara during series 7, but I think with series 8 we’re gonna learn so much more about her and that she’ll have time to develop and grow and flesh out more.
But anyways, Donna and Rory are great companion choices, I completely agree with you on them for sure. ;D
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