i'm 25 and my dad and i have never once said "i love you" to eachother. we don't hug or kiss or share any kind of affection. it's been this way for as long as i can remember. we don't hate eachother either though, for the most part we get along and i have the utmost respect for him. he also shows his love in other ways. the rare times we have hugged it was extremely awkward. for some reason this kind of emotional distancing works for both of us. do you think that this is probably unhealthy though? i have kids of my own and i'm not this way with them, i love giving and receiving lots of hugs and kisses from my kids. i also don't have any intimacy or affection issues with my husband. still, sometimes i wonder how weird my dad and i are. anyone else have a relationship like this with their parent?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:58 PM on Jul. 1, 2011 in Relationships
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