My first play through I knew what was going to happen and I was playing a mage so I left Carver behind so he would be a templar with a mage sister. My second play through I was a rogue so Bethany died in the deep roads. There's really no winning.
I know he's just being protective but damnit I am a strong independent Grey Warden who DON'T NEED NO MAN stealin' her kill shots. <<< What annoys me is that he does it even when I rearrange his tactics settings!