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the love of dad - Poetry Group

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To most boys, Dad defines—at least for a time in their lives—what a man is. Of course, a lot of boys, especially Gay ones, grow up with very bad relationships with their fathers. I think some of that comes from their father recognizing their son’s difference on some level, even when they’re very young and the father reacts against that difference. The son perceives his fathers reaction and feels rejected. He tries at first to regain his father’s approval at first but when that doesn’t happen, the son becomes angry and the relationship deteriorates from there. It’s especially bad because the boy feels rejected not only as a son but as a lover because there is the situation of his physical attraction to his father wrapped up in the whole thing as well.