Oprah’s ‘Honoring Our Kings’: Exploring the Foundational Impact of Fatherhood

Martin D. Hirsch
Jun 17 · 3 min read
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My shrink is an ardent proponent of the school of psychology that attributes the ways we adapt to life to the influences our parents had on us as children. Because my father was anxious, depressed and suicidal, my therapist says, I suffered the double whammy of inheriting some of my dad’s genetic tendencies, as well as lacking the foundational sense of a…