Please complete each of the following with the first thought that comes to mind. You are encouraged not to edit yourself and to be mindful of any emotions that are triggered for you.
Growing up, I wanted my father to...
Growing up, my father
Now complete each of the following with the first thought that comes to mind:
A father helps his daughter...
A father teaches his daughter...
A father tells his daughter...
If your father was not present in your life, what do you believe has been the impact on your life as an adult woman?
When you think about your father and your relationship/lack of a relationship with him, what are the first five emotions/feelings that are triggered in your heart?
What role, if any, do you believe your mother played in your relationship/lack of a relationship with your father? Have you ever discussed this with her? If so, what was the result? If not, what were your reasons?
What is the worst thought you have had about your father? What was the best thought you have had about your father?
Printed from Oprah.com on Wednesday, December 11, 2013