My Father Wants to Reconnect After Years of Being Absent

How do you deal with a dad you know you can’t rely on?

Brian Abbey
Mar 17, 2020 · 7 min read
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He’s calling again. It’s the third time this week. He does this around my birthday. Do I want to talk to my dad? Now? Ever? My wife asks why I don’t answer the phone. That’s a long conversation — one I’ve been having for more than 25 years.