Sunday, June 19, 2011
For those with complicated, bitter, or uncomfortable relationships with their fathers, or parents in general, it's a day when unfavorable memories may resurface, and awkward new memories may form. And let's not forget about the many people who, for a variety of reasons, do not have fathers.
Father's Day and Mother's Day should be no different than a normal day. If you truly love and respect your parents (or parent), then show them in your own way, not because of what some obligatory ''holiday'' says, but because it feels genuine and real to you. And if they love you back, they won't need for you to prove that respect and love with some stupid gift or expensive dinner.