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Time to rekindle the relationship? - July 5th 2011, 03:40 AM

I'm 17, My parents devorced when I was just a little baby. I have always lived with my mother, but when I was younger I would visit my father with my two brothers every other weekend. Well my mother remarried and so did he. His wife hated(s) me. So after a year of my father being remarried( i was around 10) i stopped having my every other weekend visits with him. In fear of his wife.
A year after not seeing him, I tried to work it out with him but his wife told me she didn't want to see me right in front of him. I was crushed and was too afraid. I was around 11 so imagine my heart break. Also both brothers go and see him and talk to him.
Over the past 6 years I have tried to work it out. I call him( he lives a few hours away) and ask if he will call me back so we can meet up and talk. Every time he never calls me back. This always leaves me very upset for weeks or longer.
Senior year is here and I'm all grown up and he doesn't know me at all. My brothers tell me that he is moving to another state.
Should I call him and try to see him again? Am I setting my self to be let down ?
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Re: Time to rekindle the relationship? - July 6th 2011, 07:29 PM

I don't think there's a "right" or "wrong" way to address this problem. You could call your father, and he might call you back. You could call your father, and he might not respond (like he did in the past). You could decide to wait until your father contacts you instead. You could conclude your father doesn't care, never will care, and it's pointless to spend any more time thinking about him. Ultimately, it depends on what you want, so focus on making the decision that will allow you to be happy. Maybe he'll turn out to be a decent guy, maybe he'll turn out to be a jerk, or maybe you'll never really know because of the lack of contact.

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