Dad Says Goodbye to Daughters

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Jon Vaughn finally got life insurance. It wasn’t the inevitability of death that shook him; it was not being able to say his last words to his two daughters. So he wrote this, and recommends you do the same.

Learning to Love Again: A Miscarriage, a Misconception, and a Second Child

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Dave Lesser’s love for his daughter created fears about being able to love a second child equally

Daughter to Dad: You Helped Me Grow Up And I Need You More Than Ever

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From her first car to her first steps down the wedding aisle, a daughter remembers the man who led, loved and guided her to develop into a woman.

Daughter to Dad: You Are the Standard For the Men in My Life

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The love a father shows his daughter has as strong an effect on her as the relationship he has with her mother

Daughter Praises Dad for Unconditional Love

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Shoebox Letters collects 30 letters by daughters written to their fathers

Just Because I Look Like My Father Doesn’t Mean I Act Like Him

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One mother sees the influences of her abusive father in her face, and the love of her husband in her daughter

Blizzard Kills Father As He Protects Daughter

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One father’s heartbreaking story of sacrifice and love

10 Ways My Daughter Has Made Me a Better Man

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Born with a congenital heart defect, Tommy Riles’ daughter has taught him as much about life as he has taught her

Unfinished Symphony: A Memoir Excerpt

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A daughter recalls her father’s ragged oaths, then the gentle, intelligent voice letters penned from the other side of the world.

20 Things the Same Father Tells His Daughter

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Dork Daddy is back with 20 bits of advice for his daughter

A Weekend in the Life of a NASCAR Fan

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Matthew Crowder spent the weekend with his daughter at the Martinsville Speedway. He shares what he learned about NASCAR—and about father-daughter bonding.

Towards a Discussion of Male Self-Hatred

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Richard Jeffery Newman discusses the paradoxical situation of being a stereotypical man, while also protecting women from men “like that”.