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Fathers and Daughters – What are the issues?
Posted: 03 Aug [...]
Fathers and Daughters – What are the issues? Posted: 03 Aug 2016 04:00 PM PDT
Society should never discard or underestimate the importance of the relationship between a father and his daughter, and vice versa. And whilst I acknowledge and respect immensely those daughters and sons who may have been subjected to abuse by their father, and your experience can never be repaired or forgotten, I as a father, can attest to how important it is for mums not to push their dads out of the daughters life after divorce, with the above exception of course.
Please enjoy this 15 minute interview with Professor Linda Nielsen where she makes the analogy in the absence of a good relationship between the daughter and the father, as being akin to a woman going into a supermarket hungry and buying junk food. If the dad/daughter relationship is absent or tainted or distant, the young daughter will grow up '"hungry' for things she may have missed out on, and often pick wrong partners because of this.
Please enjoy this very enlightening piece of journalistic interviewing.
Brenni My folks separated when I was 16 and my dad only kept in contact with my older brother. I can vouch for the deep level of suffering caused by such a bond being broken. Its still hard to make sense of now, in my 30s and a parent myself.