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Why doesn't my dad love me or care about anything happening in my life?

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Last Updated: 01/21/2019 at 1:56pm
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Anonymous - Expert in Family Stress
November 27th, 2015 12:22am
Some parents simply should have never become parents. There will always be bad people in the world, you unfortunately ended up being related to one. You don't need people like that in your life, if he has no time for you, you don't need to give any time for him.
March 3rd, 2018 11:00am
Look i know that thinking that ur dad doesnt love u is hard...because i myself have been there and i know the felling..But u shouldnt let ur self down because of that! U have ur right to go out and enjoy life! AND NEVER CHANGE FOR NOONE! Who loves u will love u because of u not because some fake person that u are being because of them! But maybe ur dad doesnt really hate u myb he is just acting cold because he is that type of person there could be a lot of reason for that situaton! BUT U JUST BE HAPPY THINK POSITIVE AND ENJOY LIFE!! NOBODY IS PERFECT!!
September 29th, 2015 6:02am
He might be dealing with rough things in his own life. Try to get to know more about him by spending time with him. Hopefully, you'll get your answer. Help him with getting rid of his hard times, and see him caring about you.
February 16th, 2015 6:48pm
Your dad might have something going on in his life but is not an excuse to ignore his daughter. You should confront him about it and have a nice conversation about how him ignoring you makes you feel.
January 4th, 2016 1:32pm
Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish. If you are not capable of generating that kind of energy toward yourself- if you are not capable of taking care of yourself, of nourishing yourself, of protecting yourself- it is very difficult to take care of another person. It's clear that to love oneself is the foundation of the love of other people. Love is a practice. Love is truly a practice. Teach him how to love himself, help him and then he will be able to love you and take care of you. Remember that you are full of love, always.
January 12th, 2015 9:53am
If he's not being directly negative towards you, then it has nothing to do with you. But a lot of the times, parents do not realize what they're causing their children to think. Most the time it's a lot of stress in their life, that limits them of showing how much they actually care.
June 8th, 2015 9:11pm
Parents have a really odd way of showing that they care about things. My parents sure as hell do. I'm sure its not a case of he does't love you, more of a case of he has a weird way of showing it.
May 5th, 2015 1:48am
i don't know personally but you should try talking to him. or he might just be uncomfortable talking about these things, either way you should sit him down and talk
September 6th, 2015 8:14pm
This can be difficult situation. And everyone is different. If you feel that you can, try speaking with your dad about how you feel. Maybe the answers will surprise you and may not be what you think. But you won't know until you try. Either way, by placing your thoughts out there and talking to him, you will be closer to finding out your answers.
January 21st, 2019 1:56pm
Being a father is a big and nerve racking experience ! Having a child is also a big responsibility so my guess is that he is just scared to mess things up and be a bad father . If you feel this isn't a the case then try talk to him about it , whats the worse that can happen? Perhaps try attempting activities with him for example going for a coffee or even learn more about what he enjoys doing ... Even if that is just watching sport. One main factor that is important in any relationship is trust and if you or your father has broke trust in a relationship whether thats coming home late or even eating the other persons food you should sit down and talk about it . Its common as humans to make mistakes like these and try and forget it happened but all that makes is tension between the two of you which is not good .
February 13th, 2018 5:22pm
Parents do have care and concern for their kids but some parents aren't much expressive.. Kindly don't judge