Fatherless Daughter, Absent Father Scenarios in Ant-Man Movie

The fantasy world of Hollywood-style films must find a way to allow us to relate to the characters in order to engage us. Marvel’s Ant-Man was no different. The real-world circumstances surrounding the release of a father from prison, his desire to catch up with his young daughter, and the roadblocks set by his ex-wife, […]

Learn to See Your Father through Your Spiritual Eyes

Author, motivational speaker, attorney, and relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant has been sharing her wisdom and humanness for decades via Oprah and independently. I came across a tweet of hers that seemed relevant to healing father-daughter relationships in this community. As we learn to see each other through our spiritual eyes, the physical differences will cease to […]

Breaking Bondage to Family of Origin Pain

In this older video from Oprah’s LifeClass, the creator of Imago Relationship Therapy, Dr. Harville Hendrix guides a couple to work through the abusive husband’s family of origin memories. The video demonstrates how we carry our family of origin with us in our decisions if we are not aware. Until we recognize that we are […]

Who is a Fatherless Daughter?

It’s all a matter of perspective. Many girls and women who demonstrate the signs and symptoms of Fatherless Daughter Syndrome have not yet self-identified as a Fatherless (or Daddyless) Daughter or Fatherless Woman. Many more never will. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean they haven’t manifested any of the signs and symptoms, or that other’s aren’t impacted. […]

Critical Impact Article on Good Men Project

The Good Men Project published my article The Critical Impact of Non-Residential Fathers on Their Daughters on July 5, 2015. Here is an excerpt from the article: As a mature adult, I have come to realize that the way we respond to life affects our results more so than what other people do “to us”. I […]