Father’s day was a day of celebration while I was married. As a single dad, it takes on a slightly different tone for me. I’m not sad on Father’s Day, but I am reflective of what has become of my parenting relationship. With two teenage kids that live with their mom, my involvement is less than I would like.
I regret for one question my father never asked me.
Forget the ties, get him something useful this year.
More than anything, be present.
‘I thought it couldn’t get any better!’
Just like Mother’s Day is hard for me, as a bereaved mom, I know that Father’s Day can be excruciating for bereaved dads.
Despite advances in gender equality for women, men typically get the short end of the stick in the shish kabob of divorce.
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My father is always there, encouraging me, motivating me, showing me what it means to be a good parent.
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“If you don’t deal with your emotions, one day your emotions are going to deal with you.” ~ J. Ivy