That seemingly benign statement incites a lot of emotion.
Some of us didn’t have a dad.
Some dads were there but emotionally checked out.
Some dads were abusive.
And some of us got lucky and had a great dad.
I’m one of the lucky ones.
I don’t know what it feels like to have a disappointing (or worse!) dad.
So I want to be sensitive to everyone who experienced that.
But I do know what it’s like to have a Dad who profoundly impacted every aspect of my development and whose traits and talents I embody and live out daily as his legacy.
He mattered in my childhood.
He mattered in my early adulthood.
And he still matters even though he’s now in Heaven.
John Finch of The Father Effect joins me on Love & Life to talk about all this along with how to heal from what John calls a “father wound.”
Listen here: Dr. Karin: Love & Life episode 24 Dads Matter