Some people find it easier to bond with their father, while others find it more difficult. While there are many reasons why individuals may find it difficult to connect with their father, if you haven’t tried to connect with him yet, you could later have serious regrets if you don’t.
It might be challenging to control one’s pride. It might be challenging to ask yourself, “What’s the point?” However, those “What the point?” questions may quickly change into, “If only I had…,” at the end of the day. The point is, a single discussion may often make all the difference. Having open lines of contact might help you rediscover your father. Asking your father the following questions is one method to have a better understanding of him. In addition, you could get some insight about him and possibly yourself during this period.
1. What is one story I’ve never heard about you?
Your father is only a person, regardless of how you may see him. Like any of us, he probably has a few stories he likes to keep to himself. However, by exchanging a few bizarre stories, you could discover that you have more in common than you first thought.
2. Why did you choose your career?
You may learn a lot about your father by understanding why he selected his profession. Did he choose the practical road or did he chose his passion? Did he ever question his decision? You could get some insight into your own professional choices by asking these questions.
3. What is the most difficult situation you’ve ever been through?
Our parents don’t always discuss their troubles with us as we become older. It’s quite possible that you were unaware of what was going on in your father’s head that was causing him to suffer.
4. What’s the biggest and most important piece of advice you could give?
Our parents can often provide us some perspective since they have lived longer than us, whether we choose to see it or not. This question may be a really useful one to ask, even if you find it difficult to seek for guidance and even if you don’t always agree with your father.
5. What’s your biggest regret in life?
All of us struggle with regret. Even if our poor decisions led us down a better route, there is probably something that we would all want to avoid if we had the opportunity. Having said that, we may undoubtedly benefit from the mistakes made by others, especially our dads.