This is the final episode of a 3-part series titled, ‘Paternal’. It is honest, funny and heartfelt. If you haven’t listened to the previous episodes, then I’d recommend you click the links below to do so now:
Last year I wrote a blog post titled Am I Enough… It was my attempt to articulate more than 20 years of hurt and anger for what I perceived as my father’s unwillingness to fight hard enough to keep me in his life.
Maybe it’s unfair to have placed all of that at his feet. Maybe in some situations, regardless of best efforts or honest intentions, collateral damage is just an unavoidable consequence of relationship breakdowns. Maybe there are innumerable shades of grey that I had never been able to consider before.
Whatever the reality of the situation, it was my commitment to breaking the cycle. And I think the conversation you’re about to hear is our commitment to each other. A commitment to be better men.
On this episode, my father and I talk about the impact of our family’s breakdown and our struggles in forging our own identities in manhood.
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2 responses to “Paternal: New Beginnings”
Hey …thanks for putting together this podcast particularly the fathers son son father episodes…
I’ve laughed I’ve welled up I’ve reminisced I’ve had nostalgic moments I’ve reflected.
I’ve heard my story I’ve heard my dad’s story my son’s story.
I’m about to listen pt3
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Thanks RJ, I appreciate the feedback. It’s been a long road getting to a point where this conversation was possible, but I’m glad we did. I’m hopeful it’s the start of something new.