Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Better late than never

A final thought from Dr. Meg Meeker's Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters.

The most common cause of unhappiness and despair, what crushes the spirit of children more often than anything else, is divorce. Divorce is really the central problem that has created a generation of young adults who are at higher risk for chaotic relationships, sexually transmitted diseases, and confusion about life's purpose. ...Suppose you are already divorced. If that's the case, move forward, and use all the grit you have to reshape and improve your relationship with your daughter. If you haven't been front and center in her life, commit to it now.
Dads, it's really not too late. Your baby girl may be grown with a baby of her own, but she still wants to know that you love her and want to have a relationship with her. I can attest to it personally--my dad began rebuilding a relationship with me in my mid-twenties after eight years of silence. I know others who have similar stories. Swallow your pride and your fear, pick up the phone, and call her. She's waiting.

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