“I’m reading your book now and want to say thank you for writing it.. As a son who grew up with little to sometimes no fatherly contact, I without trying repeatedly formed friendships with males who had family situations similar to my own. My friendships and romantic partnerships with women have also largely been with fatherless daughters with only a few exceptions. I eventually discovered that the gift of not having a father around most of the time gave me the gift of becoming my own man in no one’s image. The road to reaching this realization has taken quite a bit of time to travel and has left a few battle scars, but each one has become a lesson learned. In an attempt to better understand the fatherless daughters I have known and still know in my life, I am also learning how I can be the type of man who can better support, comfort, and protect the hearts of these women who are tough on the outside and daddy’s little girl on the inside. And you’re right. a man needs a tough skin sometimes to be in this role, some advice I needed to hear a long time ago, but overall, fatherless daughters are some of the strongest, most loyal, most loving people there are and being there for them is a great gift indeed.” #fathers #fatherless #books #selfhelp #healing #tribe