Father’s day can be tough for many. For those who have lost a child or parent, are not able to have children or are estranged from their loved ones; my heart opens to you.
Father’s day is a great time to check your relationship status.
Is it growing barnacles, run aground, on fire or smooth sailing?
My own relationship with my father has grown and changed over the years. He is the same with me as he is with everyone. Generous, passionate, brilliant, moody and stubborn. And he is head over heels in love with my daughter, Grace.
I believe he works every day to do it better than his dad. For that, I am grateful.
Besides the greeting card and fishing lure industry getting a sales boost, how do we honor our dads?
I believe a satisfying relationship between parent and child is a process – regardless of age.
Some years will feel rewarding and some years will need work.
Father’s Day Quotes from Famous People
“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” ~William Shakespeare
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“In our house, Mother’s Day is every day. Father’s Day, too. In our house, parents count. They do important work and that work matters. One day just doesn’t cut for us.” ~Margaret Heffernan
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“My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.” ~Michael Jordan
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“Without my dad, I wouldn’t be here.” ~Maria Sharapova
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Dads Want Fun Too
If you have been angry with your father, perhaps it’s time to let go. Holding onto resentment is like believing there is a time machine to change history. There is no perfect father. Fathers are just regular humans with extra responsibility, learning as they go.
Dads want fun, love, respect, time for themselves. They also want to feel appreciated for all their hard work. Dads don’t want to feel pressure to be perfect and want to be accepted for who they are.
Take a moment to connect with dad this father’s day. It doesn’t have to be deep, smart or intense. Just give fatherhood its due credit and say “thanks”.
If you think I can help you to reconnect with your father or to work through feelings like rejection, sadness, or anger, call me at my Boca Raton or Key Largo therapy office at (561) 221-5575 or fill out my on the house consult and we will find your win-win.
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