When your father is a stoic, everyday is “Can you read my mind?”
Whether you have a father in your life or not doesn’t spare you from “Daddy Issues.”
I think everyone has them whether their father was home every night for dinner like mine or a ghost who wanted nothing to do with their kids. It’s just unavoidable. The severity of the issues depends on the father.
My father is a good father. He worked hard, he held down a great job, we were always well taken care of and had everything we could ever need. But he is also emotionally withholding and stoic. He’s the strong, silent-type, which is both a good thing and a bad thing. All my childhood I’ve been obsessed with getting him to do the one thing he can’t — open up.