You are such a hero. I prayed for you. I hope you will find friends that cover your emotional needs and show you the support you deserve. I also prayed you will find the right husband that fulfills the father and mother roles as well as the brother and friend roles. Those people exist trust me. In the meantime, I hope you will remain protected from manipulative people and that you will be able to see the real face of those who approach you and see the real innocent good ones. Being able to differ between the true and the deceitful is a gift from God that I hope will be given to you at all times.
You are good enough.
It aided the rise of a slew of mental health issues, along with us being in dire straits financially. My father taught me what not to be, I try to learn from his mistakes.
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I don’t need to look it up because I am one hahah
Well that's just what you want to hear about your parental situation isn't it? Even though I didn't end up a criminal and I dont have behavioural problems but it really not been easy. And there have definitely been problems with mental health and attachment issues along the way.PS Fuck you dad.
Yeah my father went to prison when I was young sooo yeah I feel bad for anyone without a good father figure , emphasis on good
Yeah mine went to prison when I was 10
Oh man... that was just so honest and real stated. I can only imagine how that feels as I had a dad there who cared. Is mom there?Important words I learned from others... it is not your fault, you didn't deserve that, you are worthy of being loved. It may be hard to see it clearly from your perspective, I have 3x more years and seen a few times... there is nothing you could do to "earn" his love and attention for the simple reason, he's a wounded child himself. I've seen this play out too many times. The "sins"... or wounds... of the father pasted upon their kids. Cycle repeats... this is the part... the only part you now get the opportunity to correct.. and you can.One of the hard lessons for anyone is to realize their parents are flawed people with their own issues distinct from yours. The healthy thing is to accept who he is, and somehow... forgive. A famous person who had something like this... would be Lance Armstrong. Gave him a lot of drive, but spun into quite a mess... don't repeat...
A lot of opinions in this thread talk about "daddy issues" - what exactly does that mean?
@LaVillaStrangiato based upon what I've read out here for a long time, I think it means they have issues in relationships with BF/husbands. That can be all sorts of things... bonding issues, control, manipulation, inability to manage emotions. But... I'm interested in hearing the details as well. Bottom line... they needed the love of daddy, but didn't get it.. or were tortured (sexually abused, beaten, emotionally repressed). That stuff then comes out on the "lucky" male that goes for them as they get in close emotionally and the "lucky" guy is emotionally torn up like a seal in a sharks mouth. That's my experience and opinion as to what daddy issues are.
wow! nobody in your group of friends had a father or father figure? what the H happened in my generation?
Nah and the ones that did never really had them around or any interactions. Maybe I only stayed near people I could really relate to on a subconscious level.