If the thought of Father's Day brings a sting to your heart, you are not alone.
As I was interviewing women while writing my book, When a Woman Overcomes Life's Hurts, I discovered that the "Daddy wound" is very prevalent among women. Little girls who experienced abandonment, rejection, abuse, or indifference from their fathers can tend to carry that pain with them throughout their lives.
And then there are those of us who simply longed for a closer relationship with the man who at one time was first in our hearts.
If you are one who has never experienced the love of a father, or has been disappointed through unmet expectations or even hurt deeply by your father, you don't have to remain "stuck" in that place of heartache from year to year. You can free your heart from unmet expectations, pain and regret, by making peace with Dad this Father's Day - whether he's still alive or not.
In fact, do it as a gift to yourself.