Bitter ... better
The following is a previously published column.
It was just a couple of weeks ago when a friend and I were having a long-distance conversation on the phone. I’m not sure which one of us brought up the topic of Father’s Day, especially since both of our fathers are deceased.
The two of us have a lot in common when it comes to our fathers because neither of us had a Dad who took an active role in our lives. While my father was far more absent than her father was, we both know the pain of living without a male parent. We both know what it was like to see our friends with their fathers and listen to their stories of the roles their fathers played in their lives. As adults now, we are able to talk about it openly. More important, we are now able to acknowledge how our fathers’ absence affected who we’ve grown up to be — good and bad.
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