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I Learnt To Be A Father To My Daughter

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    Survived A Teenage Daughter

    This is about how my daughter's journey became part of my own. It's about learning how to be a father.  When my daughter was 15, we'd already had a stormy relationship for about four years.  I was in the midst of chronic depression, barely surviving, and she was a strong...
    abstraction abstraction 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    How To Find The Right Guy - A Conversation With My Daughter

    On one of those long drive-my-15 year-old-daughter-to-basketball drives, watch her play and drive home again, we got talking about how you pick the right guy.  I mean, you see women everywhere making really stupid mistakes, getting hurt to the core of their being, repeating...
    abstraction abstraction 51-55, M 39 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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