(Closed) You can't wrangle a dad.

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I know how you feel. Unfortunately some men don’t bond with their children in an intense paternal need sorta way. My dad could go years without seeing me, for some men it’s “outta sight outta mind” especially when they have the chasing of women to keep them stimulated. 

My only advice is to let it go. Some dads LIVE for their little girls, but for some of us not the case at all. And you wanting it to be that way is not going to change the way he is cause if he was that kinda guy he would of already been. Hang in there, it’s not you (hugs)

Post # 4
2077 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m really sorry your dad has treated you that way your whole life.

My biological father is a lot like your dad.  After my parents divorced, he was always putting his girlfriends and their families first.  It was weird to me as a kid.  Especially because I had never known another man to ever do that to his kids.

My only advice to you is to try to understand that he isn’t going to change.  I’ve had to come to that conclusion myself recently, and it was a tough one.

Lots and lots of (((hugs))) for you!

Post # 5
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Baimee:  Dads are too free-spirited. Can’t wrangle ’em.

SOME Dads are too free-spirited.  Honestly, those men are fathers, not Dads.  ANY man can be a father.  Dads are there when you need them to be, and they would never get married without their daughter present, never choose to spend time with their girlfriend-of-the-moment’s family over spending time with the daughter.  And they sure as hell don’t marry a woman who chooses her daughters as flowergirls but excludes his flesh and blood.

*hugs*  I am so sorry, Baimee.  So sorry for the years of hurt this man has put you through.  

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