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‘I really feel I mucked it up’: When dads and daughters disconnect

  • The bond between fathers and their daughters has long been recognised as special.

That is, until she hits puberty – at which point it often fractures, sometimes irreparably.

  • Madonna King
  • The Age

Cancer specialist Bruce Robinson regularly delivers the news that takes patients directly to their moment of truth.

Fada 1aThe truth he tells them is that they’re going to die.

The truth he hears back, time after time, is “I wish I’d spent more time with my children.”

His patients are often men talking about their daughters: little girls they cherished and embraced, then stood their distance from as they blossomed into young women sharing a…

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