I found this great little article this morning about relationships with fathers: 5 Signs of Emotional Neglect in your Relationship With Your Father.
I’ve been a huge proponent of family relationships including those with fathers and their children, so this caught my eye very quickly. Each parent has a unique and significant impact on children. Fathers, however, seem to be singled out as not as important in children’s lives and kids often then grow up without their father present or active in their lives. This is a tragedy, and often creates a recurring intergenerational cycle that goes on to affect future generations.
If this has been your experience, consider talking with a therapist who can help you better understand how you have been negatively affected and develop or strengthen your emotional intelligence. This can significantly improve your well-being and relationships.