These kinds of complexities can make honoring parents, setting expectations, and finding husbands feel hopeless.As a trend, dads seem to be less and less involved in their daughter’s dating. Her mother died when she was 3, so it's just been the two of us all this time.We have a great relationship, but I feel like I can't relate to her as much now that she is entering her teen years.
I know that you want them to be Daddy's little girl just like they always were. But at the same time, they are turning into women and they need the space and time to do that. I knew he was feeling rejected but just couldn't do anything about it. And then my Dad did something that seems almost unthinkable.
But for the long term, we developed a real relationship based on genuinely getting to know each other, not one based on existing in the same house. You will help them greatly by paying a little attention.
Of course, I presume this situation applies to Mothers, daughters, Dads and sons as well.
Can you tell from the conversation who’s the parent and who’s the child?
Our children are becoming our parents — or trying to. And many of us don’t like what feels like an uncomfortable invasion of our privacy.