You were one of the lucky ones. I wish I had never met my father.
I would not say he was absent-rather on a different channel and did not watch us. New family more important and even told us that he needed time-how self assuring.
My dad was very much present in my life. He worked all the hours god send to put food on our table, but on his days off, we always made the most of our family time. I still have a very special bond with my dad and I'll be lost when his times comes, I just know it.
My dad left when I was 2, it never fazed me. Can't miss what you never had!
I have no idea who my biological parents were, don't care either
Yes my dadr eared us as my mother walked out when i was 6 months old never saw her again till 3 weeks ago because there was a death in my family.
Unfortunately, he was present.