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Fathers Make Their Mark On Daughters

I was 32, newly divorced, and worried about my future (financial and otherwise), when my dad co-signed a loan and helped me buy my own apartment. “I have faith in you,” he said. “You can do this.”

There could not have been any sweeter or more reassuring words at that difficult point in my life. I knew my father loved me, but this was the first time he’d shown that he believed in me as an adult. The memory still warms me because he died, swiftly and unexpectedly, of lung cancer, just a few years later. I’ll always be glad we had enough time to make the transition from a …

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