In the past few years, it seems like I have a ton of father’s days, and you know what, I love them! Whether it is the one that just sort of doesn’t come around again or a new, more recent one, I love them all.
But as much as I love them, there is one dad in particular who left me in a terrible state. This one is the reason why I decided to start a new series on my blog, Father’s Day Extinguished. The idea is to document these last few dads, and hopefully, give them a new lease on life. But even as I document them, I have to admit I’m more and more convinced they aren’t coming back.
I dont know why I just cant do this, but I have a feeling I may have gotten over something. Maybe it was just too much, like when I went away to college and had a good old time. Maybe it was too many hangovers. I don’t know, but I just feel like I never really got over it.
I know I always say that I wish I knew the right time to leave the relationship. As I get older my relationship with my wife has changed, it can be a lot of things. But I know that I do not want to be a single father. The last thing I want to do is be the father who puts my kids in day care, the father who does not take them to school, the father who does not take them to soccer practice, the father who lets them run wild.
We’ve all been in the position of being that dad. Most of us have had our relationships end badly after the children have gone off to college, our jobs change, or we have to move away from the family home.
I grew up with two sisters and a dad. They were all amazing kids, and no one expected them to grow up and go their own separate ways. But the last thing I expected was to end up a single parent, one who couldnt be there for the kids anymore.
At first I didn’t think this was a big deal. When my dad passed away, he was the only one I had contact with and who was always there for me. I had a strong relationship with him before his death, but the last few years Ive been getting more distant from him. I feel like Ive lost something in my connection with my dad and I think Ive missed out on some parts of him.
With some of the men Ive known for a while now, Ive had my ups and downs. For a while I had a very close relationship with my grandfather. I only knew him from a few of the people I hung out with and with whom I had a good relationship. However, when I was a teenager and he passed away, I was shocked to find myself completely distant from him. I feel like Ive forgotten him.
Well your estranged is understandable. I know that Ive been estranged with some of my friends too, but Ive always been close to them. Ive been estranged with some people in my past, but Ive always had a connection to them. However, with my friends Ive only been estranged with some of them because of their past relationships.
As you might imagine, the loss of a parent is a very difficult thing, especially for teenagers. For so many of us, our past relationships are a part of our identity. We are defined by our past, and for some, it is so much more than just a time in our lives. So when you are estranged with a parent, you are not just separated from the love of your life, you have the potential to completely lose that connection.