He would leave the house for work before I woke. He would be back for dinner. He often worked weekends. But work was not why he was a distant father.
When people ask me at this time of year to reflect on what I learned from my absent father, I tend to get a little resentful.
Women with a positive relationship with their father growing up tend to be happier than those with absent fathers, says a new study.
My absentee father would pick me up to spend time with me and leave me with family members or random people so he could do something else. He set the bar pretty low for fathers.