I feel left out of Dad's life
Ouch. I get a lot of letters like yours, and it makes me wish I could write to the dads and not just the daughters. Since your father can’t read your mind, you’ll have to tell him how you feel. Don’t say, “You pay more attention to her than me.” Instead try, “Dad, I miss you. I don’t see you often enough, so when we do get together it means a lot to me if we can do something, just us. What do you think?” I hope he realizes he’s lucky to have a daughter who loves him. If all else fails, leave this magazine open on his desk with a Post-it that says, “I confess—I sometimes feel that way.”
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