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My Father Found My Husband for Me
My Father Found My Husband for Me
01/30/2013
Dr. Laura:


Recently on my ride home from work, I heard your comments on how a prospective boyfriend/girlfriend should meet each other's family. I have been happily married for 25 years and I owe it all to my dear father.

My father did not approve of any of the boyfriends I had.  He didn't have to tell me this because he would just give them a silly or absurd nickname, and then never really acknowledge their existence.  He just went along without saying much.  But that nickname, whatever he came up with, would let me know that the boyfriend was not to be taken seriously.

Then I met my now husband, Mike.  Surprise! I brought him home, introduced him to my dad who from that point on, only called him by his first name - never a nickname.  My dad included Mike in all his activities: working on cars, fixing things in the garage, etc.  I knew then that Mike was 'it' - My dad's respect for him was the gold star of approval.  And now 25 years later, I know Dad still approves of my choice (or rather "his" choice) when he looks down from heaven and sees how happy his little girl is.

Thank you Dr. Laura for making my ride to and from work something I look forward to. I hope I can pass on to my children all the things I've learned from you. I wish I had known you when I was in my 20's...Life would have been so much happier for me.

You are a wonderful human being.

Beatriz
Tags: Dating, Fathers, Husband, Importance of Fathers, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Read On-Air, Relationships
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