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Readers Respond: What Has the Father Daughter or Father Son Relationship Meant to You?

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We seem to live in a world where dad's are almost considered optional. Many men may not even realize the great importance their time may mean to a child. Take a moment to share thoughts and feelings on fathers (birth, adoptive, foster, and step fathers) and the importance a father daughter or a father son relationship has meant to you or your children.

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I am 23 years and just got to know of my absent father 3 years ago when he was running for public office.I was so eager and happy, I wanted to ask him so much, at first he embraced me but in the 3 years we have not even had a meal together or talk about what happened. He is always evading me whenever I try to contact him. It hurts me a lot since I am afraid of so much. Recently I sent him a message of how I am hurting but he didn't even respond to me. It just dawned on me, not even if he is given 100years would he care. Unfortunately I tried so hard and he was so unwilling. I decided to break him away and start afresh and have a happy beautiful life that I deserve. For future fathers, I will advise, being absent knowingly is the worst pain you can give to your children. Please be careful and try to give your children a normal happy life.
—Guest wendy

Step Parent Adult Kids

I feel like a lost eagle....I have been a step father to my wife's adult kids. and I am still not on their list....There dad sure is and and tirg
—Guest tom


Life is stacked against dad's when the system judges them based on woman's views, and 'best interest' of the child/ren. Women's biggest need? to be cherished, and man's biggest need? to be respected. With both of these in place, kids will thrive. Or it is domino chaos and kids bear all this headache of divorce, bitterness etc.....
—Guest woofy


So long as fathers are treated as clowns in the media, are statistically doomed to failure in family court, are viewed as unable to deal with a daughters first period etc. the USA world will always consider them as dead beat couch potatoes. "Mother child" gives us a different view than" father child". Its unjust and perpetuates by virtue of self serving lawyers, social workers and judges. For every guy sleeping in his car,utility truck or office due to a woman who has lied to a cop or judge I send my sincere sympathy. Take heart, the older these women get the less neurotic.
—Guest DOOFUS father ?

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