Posted by Margaret (126.96.36.199) on April 26, 2003 at 15:49:30:
In Reply to: Dad survey - from a four perspective posted by emoot(: (188.8.131.52) on April 26, 2003 at 09:49:20:
So-so. He was pretty much a workaholic most the time I grew up, so I didn't see him much. There wan't much downside to him though, because for the most part, he never really took out that much anger on me. However, the one single downside I did have a problem with was his fierce loyalty for automatically blindly siding with my mother anytime she went off on me (my mother was really unhealthy). Other than that, it wasn't so bad.
The greatest positive I got from him (and his family) was his ability to laugh. He's big into laughing. He came from a healthy family, and they all are pretty much big into laughing and having a nice time without ruining anything by being negative.
Most my healthy beahviors I learned as a child, especially my ability to laugh, pretty much came from him. Most my negative behaviours I learned, (although in adulthood I have gradually 'unlearned' them and replaced them with new behaviours I learned from books and on my own) came from my mother.
> Was your relationship with your dad:
> 1. Great
> 2. Good
> 3. So-So
> 4. Bad
> 5. awful
> 6. Non existent
> If your dad falls into the "Bad and under" category......
> What made him unsuccessful as a dad?
> If you Dad falls in the "Good to Great" category........ what do you think made him a successful dad?
> Any input would be much appreciated.
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