THE FATHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP
A broken father-daughter relationship comes in many forms:
emotionally unavailable fathers, verbally or physically abusive fathers, deadbeat dads, and workaholics.
A broken father-daughter relationship expresses itself in many more:
distrust of men, commitment-phobias, inability to form lasting relationships, promiscuity, mental health,
self-hatred, lack of self-worth, poor academic performance, behavioral problems, drug and alcohol abuse, etc.
Sounds pretty bad, right? It is. But that doesn't mean there isn't hope. While the "father wound"
may be ever-present in our society, we have the resources to overcome it.
SITES AND BLOGS
You will likely cry reading this one. Dixie from the Reflections of Grace Blog writes a painfully true and engaging post describing her experience with her "father wound" and speaks truth to the years of recovery from it.
A no-nonsense article with statistics showing the real and significant way in which fathers affect their daughters not just in childhood, but into adulthood.
The Father-Daughter Bond: A Dress Rehearsal for Life is an article focusing on how a father’s presence (or lack thereof) in his daughter’s life will affect how she will relate to all men who come after him and how it can impact her view of herself and psychological well-being.
This short article from the National Catholic Registry by Fr. Dwight Longenecker addresses some key reasons behind the Father Wound and its implications in women's adulthood.