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My experience — just like all the girls whose fathers were the first men to leave them — is complex. It has ridges and laughs and fires, but too many men reduce it into a simple phrase. My autobiography in his mouth was two words: daddy issues. If I wanted a guy to stay, I had to be ashamed of them.
It’s hard. It’s hard to wake up each day with the nagging from either your mom or your dad, telling you that you have chosen the wrong path. It hurts to hear the words, “That is not right for you,” from the very people you expect support from.
My little sister is the star of the family. Everything she does is perfect. It doesn’t matter that my GPA is higher than hers, or that what I want to do with my life involves saving the world as opposed to informing it of the latest fashion trends. She is the prettier sister, the wittier sister, and the more flexible sister.