The relationship between a daughter and a father is unlike any other on Earth. When you’re raised by a strong father it prepares you for life in a special and ultimately affirming way. Here are 10 remarkable ways being close with your dad shapes you into being a confident, self-assured, and strong woman. 1. You see firsthand the way strong men treat strong women. You see what it’s like to respect others, regardless of gender or status or situation. When you’re raised by a go
You test cars for a living?” The fellow party guest to whom I’d just been introduced smiled politely. I nodded, expecting the usual follow-up: “Wow. What a great job!” Instead, the guy suddenly burst out laughing: “Now there’s a career with no future!” I shuffled away to refill my glass of indifference. “Probably one of those twits who reads magazines without cars on their covers,” I muttered to myself. Then again, lately I’m hearing a similar refrain—“The automobile is dead!
For 15 years I mostly managed to put the terrifying notion out of my mind, and whenever unsettling thoughts of what lay ahead did manage to creep into my brain, usually I could kill them with an extra Jack Daniel’s in the evening easy chair. But now the moment is at hand, and I have no choice but to face what is undoubtedly the scariest yet most important task of my life I’m teaching my teenage daughter how to drive. “Oh, great,” said my soon-to-be student, eyes rolling upwar