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BJ Shea

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BJ'S BLOG 08/29/14 "Looking out for your Daughter"

 
Happy Friday to you, good people! Before you start your long holiday weekend, we’d love to get your thoughts on today’s Group Therapy session!
 
Today’s topic comes from Danny, who is struggling with his 17-year-old daughter’s decision to get back together with a guy who cheated on her. Danny’s first instinct is to interfere, and tell the girl that she’s making a huge mistake…but Danny’s wife says that their daughter needs to learn this lesson for herself.
 
It’s hard being a parent sometimes. I have a daughter, and it’s difficult to watch her experience the pain and disappointment that is part and parcel with becoming an independent woman in the adult world. As much as my heart might scream and yell for me to step in and save her from all of life’s evils, my brain has learned to put the brakes on. Well, most of the time anyway.
 
Being a man makes it even more difficult! I’ve been a man (some people may say that I still am), and I know how men THINK. I know what we do, what we say, and what our stupid little reptile brains drive us to do. That doesn’t really help to generate much support for the poor guys who want my daughter’s attention.
 
What do you think, Rock-A-Holics? Should Danny just relax and let his daughter ride the roller coaster of adulthood without her father holding her hand?
 


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08/29/2014 7:02AM
BJ'S BLOG 08/29/14 "Looking out for your Daughter"
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08/29/2014 11:29AM
From a moms view
So this is a tricky one BJ being able to decide do I remember dating a guy who cheated on me and dad found out that I got back with the guy six months later. Told him over and over he changed but deep down I think I knew all along it was not the case. The mom wants the daughter to learn from this but the dad wants to protect her from something he might have done himself growing up. I don't mean to sound rude but the dad can't fix his mistakes by protecting his daughter. She has to learn that both parents want what is best for her.
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