In honor of fathers of estranged adult children everywhere, Happy Father’s Day.
I know it’s difficult. Maybe you don’t talk about the estrangement much. Maybe you don’t even think about it all that much. That’s what some fathers of estranged adult children tell me. But there’s a lingering pain in realizing that a daughter you’ve loved won’t call. Or that a son you have admired doesn’t see you in the same kind light. Father’s Day can bring that distress to the surface.
Maybe you’ll get through the day just fine, but then on Monday people ask about the holiday and how you spent it.
Here’s a virtual hug, and links to a few of my past articles for all the fathers of estranged adult children on Father’s Day, plus a couple that aren’t so narrowly focused. I hope you’ll find a tip or two that helps, as well as some comfort in knowing you’re not alone. There are myriad other good men who did their best and are not honored—and its a shame.
I’d like to honor you here.
Happy Father’s Day to all of you.
Hugs ~~ Sheri McGregor