How to spend Father’s Day on your own terms
Some people have a picture-perfect Father’s Day, complete with backyard barbeques, handmade cards, and a joyful family celebration. But that’s not what Father’s Day looks like for everyone. Maybe you’ve lost your dad and are grieving his absence. Maybe you don’t have a great relationship with your dad and would prefer to avoid contact. Maybe you’re ready to be a father but are having trouble starting a family, or you’ve lost a child and find the holiday an unbearable reminder.
If Father’s Day is painful for you, you’re not alone—and you have the right to spend it however you want, and to take care of yourself in the process. Use these strategies to find strength this Father’s Day, and consider sharing them with loved ones so they can help support you.
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