Father Figure: Getting Over the Daddy Issues, and Moving On

Do you have some Daddy Issues that you need to confront?

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Ebony.com freelance writer Ebonie Johnson Cooper explains how confronting her Daddy issues helped her move on in life.

I found myself captivated during part two of Iyanla Fix My Life featuring VH1 star Evelyn Lozada. Listening intently as Iyanla made the correlation between Evelyn’s damaging behavior with men and her desire to have a relationship with her biological father, there was a personal connection I knew all too well. Then Iyanla asked, “What truths haven’t you told?”

At that moment, I knew there was a truth I needed to face once and for all.

It had been over 25 years since I last communicated with my biological father. As far as I was concerned, I was fatherless after the man who raised me died. So when I spoke to him this September, it was like talking to a stranger.

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