Daddy Issues

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  1. rgonaut says:

    I wish my relationship with my daughter was as sweet as yours is with your father. A lovely post!

  2. Very moving post. You and your dad are very lucky.

    this post brought tears to my eyes, you are very blessed to have such a wonderful relationship with your father. I was very close to my father too, there is nothing like a father daughter relationship. Have a wonderful day.

  4. We are our parents children. My wife resembles my mother in TOO many ways. Congrats on a good Dad.

  5. You have a very beautiful story.

  6. Your writing is just amazing. And, makes me feel so not alone

  7. B says:

    My dad left when I was in middle school. Like yours, he was not a deadbeat dad, just a distant one who knew nothing of me or my life and I knew nothing of his. It’s true that when infidelity enters a marriage, it’s not just the spouse who is betrayed and set aside. The irony is that when my husband did the exact same thing to me and my daughters, it was my father who stepped in to help bring some stability to our situation. He still runs from any emotional conversation and has little to say about my situation, but he speaks through the only love language he knows–gifts. I pray that someday we’ll build a connections but for now he shows me loves me in the only way he knows how. Meanwhile I grieve for what my own daughters have lost with their daddy. I know it all too well.

  8. Just so beautiful!

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