[Interview]
John – School Teacher Afraid to Get Too Close to His Daughter (and Women) Because of What Happened in His Childhood

“My mom did not get her intimacy needs met in her relationship with her husband and therefore was extremely clingy with her children… In a sense I was emotionally ‘incested’ by her.”

“It scared me because my daughter was acting exactly the way I was when I was a kid.”

“There’s a part of me that doesn’t feel like I particularly want to be my daughter’s confidant. That’s one of the things that my mother did with me, and I think it was not healthy.”

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[Interview]
Donnie – Drug Dealer Gives Up His Profession So His Daughter Would Not Be Ashamed of Him

“They were just like a bunch of dogs… and they were after my sister. I had to get a rifle and run them out of our house. I was probably in the seventh or eighth grade…”

“My daughter was definitely underage at sixteen when she got pregnant…”

{Sobbing} “I think probably, I would want to hear that I was forgiven for the pain that she had to go through for me to learn my lessons.”

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