I’m super proud of my friend’s ultra mature response to her relationship with her dad. However, she doesn’t want the negative impact he had on her life to affect her future relationships with guys (especially when it comes to dating). Any advice I could give her?
I have dealt with the same thing. Having a bad relationship with a parent, especially a father, can make having a straight relationship difficult. I was actually talking to my grandmother about this recently, and she told me that when you’re in a relationship, you need to be able to see them as who they are, not as your dad. They are two different people. They aren’t doing the same things, and they just aren’t the same person.