I remember seeing a post like this pop up around Mother’s Day, but I haven’t seen one today, and I feel like it should be said.
Some people are fortunate to have really great dads.
But a lot of people have really bad dads. Dads who abused them physically or mentally, who never supported them when they needed it, who didn’t accept them for who they were, or perpetuated societal pressures that scarred them for life. Some people’s dad’s left when they were kids. Some people never even knew their dad.
It’s ok not to love your dad. And to those friends of mine who hate this holiday for above-mentioned reasons, your feelings are justified, and I hope you spend this day doing something nice for YOU.