Mar 1, 2017
Fiona Teng, an activist and writer of “Fatherlessness: The Presence of Dad’s Absence” on The Huffington Post discusses the long-term effects of growing up in the absence of a present father and how not feeling loved by the first male figure in her life negatively impacted her future romantic relationships. When she was 10 years old, her family immigrated to California to avoid what might become of Hong Kong and the Beijing regime in 1997, but her father returned to Asia shortly thereafter and gradually faded from her life. She says that “your father is the first male figure in your life and when he leaves, it makes you believe that everyone in your life will leave.” In her 20s while on a flight to a wedding in Hawaii, she suddenly started writing and that marked the beginning of her healing journey.
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