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Email of the Day: I Finally Accepted I'd Never Have the Dad I Wanted

By Dr. Laura on November, 22 2022
Email of the Day: I Finally Accepted I'd Never Have the Dad I Wanted

Your book β€œBad Childhood, Good Life,” really had an impact on me, because I allowed myself to accept that my very verbally abusive father was just that – abusive. People told me that I should be β€œgrateful” that I really didn’t have an abusive father, because he did not physically beat my sister and me. But the constant verbal abuse really took a toll on both of us in different ways. Your book gave me permission to acknowledge the abuse, realize that I was never going to have the father I wanted, and then to put that aside and continue down the path of a successful life.

 

 

My husband and I are always saying that there is a lot of power when you get two loving, caring generations in a family back-to-back. Our very successful friends have all had that in their lives – strong family love and support from both parents and grandparents. With that in mind, we look forward to leading that trend in our own family!

 

Alysia

I Finally Accepted I'd Never Have the Dad I Wanted

 

 

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