Open Thread: Tell Us About Your Fathers

Image via Raising Arizona
Image via Raising Arizona

Father’s Day means a lot of things for a lot of different people. Maybe you were lucky enough to score a great dad, the kind that made you pancakes on weekends, coached your soccer team and sang off-key to Bob Seger on long car trips—but always, unmistakably loved you.

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And maybe Father’s Day means something totally different to you. Maybe your father passed away, maybe he was abusive, maybe he was never there to begin with. Maybe he was this douche:

For the latter group, Father’s Day is often a painful reminder of what others have but you don’t, and those stories deserve to be told, too.

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So what does Father’s Day mean to you? Share your stories—the good, the bad and the ugly—in the comments below.

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germankiwigal
germankiwigal

My relationship with my father is beyond problematic and I haven’t been in contact with him for over 3 years. Reading all of you rave about your awesome dads makes me feel like shit (not your fault, obvs - I’m super happy that some of you have great dads). Anyone else who has cut contact with their father/main father figure?

My stepfather is quite cool though - he takes crazy amazing care of my severely depressed mum and I deeply appreciate that!