I think he truly loves U, and he is strict because he wants for u to be brilliant, to shine , to have a better life, better than his probably. And u said it, he was always there, it’s just I think for some people it’s harder to show emotions, but they show it through actions. Cat a coffee a day keeps the grumpy away poster. Best wishes for u both. “We had to go to therapy to learn how to communicate. We talked through our guilt, and anger, and sadness. And we grew closer.” This is huge. Having grown up with a strict dad, I know the feeling. The difference is this – he was willing to go to therapy with you so you could learn to communicate. I’m glad he was open enough to be vulnerable so you could have a true relationship.
Cat a coffee a day keeps the grumpy away poster
He put the “tough” in “tough love” but left you to discover in your own time that “tough” was merely a descriptive adjective for his means and methods while the “love” was the anchoring noun that signified his bedrock commitment to be caring, responsible and accountable for you. Cat a coffee a day keeps the grumpy away poster. Tough love can speak volumes about commitment and love. Treasure him! There will always be people to share your emotions with, but only one will stand solidly behind you, unconditionally, without fail for as long as he lives- your dad. His past wasn’t nice, so he believed giving you the best education and opportunities can give you a good shot at life. Glad you saw through his perceived “meanness”.