Brilliant piece. I am a woman who has loved her share for broken, fatherless men. What you have that many don’t is your voice, your words. Part of the pain of loving men who are deeply scarred is that so many of them are emotionally valid. and illiterate. Which makes connection and intimacy nearly impossible. This, of course, then makes it excruciatingly hard for a woman who loves words and language…to keep finding good reasons to stay.