My Father Wants to Reconnect After Years of Being Absent

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

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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.

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Brian Abbey

Brian Abbey

expat, ex-philosopher, ex-entrepreneur writing on society, relationships, & AI singularities. VICE, Salon, & misc humor sites @brianabbey brianabbeywriter.com