How Daddy Issues Show Up In Men

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Contemplating young man looking away in city

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Feeling left behind

The research shows that boys with involved fathers tend to do better in school than those without them. That influence appears to be present in their advanced academic achievements, and eventually in their careers. So men who didn’t have involved fathers may feel they were at a disadvantage. They may display a mentality of blaming others for their lack of achievements. And, to some degree, they could be correct, since having a present father can give one a jumpstart in life. But overall you may see a “Life isn’t fair” mindset coming off of a man whose father wasn’t present as a child – particularly if he isn’t satisfied with his career achievements.

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