Picks and Pans Review: When Dad's Checked Out
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "UNAVAILABLE"?
Not present emotionally or physically. The disapproving dad, the rejecting dad, the substance-abuse dad ...
WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON?
Generally women who come from these backgrounds pick damaged men themselves. They're so used to high drama that anything else feels boring.
HOW CAN THEY CHANGE THE PATTERN?
Recognition is the first step.
CAN THE RELATIONSHIP BE REPAIRED?
I've seen it happen a lot. You can talk to your father about how you feel-or at least have the relationship be on your terms.