“Perhaps the greatest wound the man suffers is not to acknowledge his own wound – to be unable to weep.”

“As a daughter grows up, her emotional and spiritual growth is deeply affected by her relationship to her father. He is the first masculine figure in her life and is a prime shaper of the way she relates to the masculine side of herself and ultimately to men.”

“Moreover, if the father was overly weak (as in the case of a man who doesn’t work or the addict), the daughter is likely to suffer from a sense of shame. And if she was ashamed of her father, she is likely to carry this sense of shame over to herself. In such cases, she often unconsciously builds up an ideal image of a man and father, and her life may become a search for this ideal father.”

“In myself and in…

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