(This is an excerpt from Chapter 1 How it Began)
I was always nervous about talking to my own father about these matters, many years ago. We rarely addressed them and when we did it was reluctant. And my mom? Forget about it. I learned about women and heartbreak from youporn, the frathouse, and trial and error. Life, as they say, is the best teacher.
“Son, there comes a time in every mans life when he’s got to learn some uncomfortable truths. I’ll be honest: you just got your heart broken, and you probably don’t feel so good right now. I’m going to give you some tough love. You are 18—now is not a time to dwell, it is a time to learn from your mistakes. This is a little something I wrote a while back. I’m not making you read anything, but let’s just say, as your dad I don’t ask a lot of you, and I think you could get something out of this. It’s just a few stories I wrote when I was a just few years older than you are right now.”
The boy picked up the manuscript held together with binder clips.
“Alright Dad,” the boy said. “I’ll take a look. Thanks.”
He opened to page one and began to read.
– Excerpt from Chapter 1 How it Began
Everyone has these stories, young sport, they just don’t talk about them.
Let the healing begin. These are The Stories Your Dad Never Told You (updated weekly):
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