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Fatherless daughters on Father’s Day: Growing up without a dad leaves an indelible mark on the psyche of a woman


by Sarah Gill
19th Jun 2022

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Whether it arises from bereavement, or physical or emotional absence, the grief felt from the loss of a father-daughter relationship leaves an indelible mark. Ahead of the 10th anniversary of her own father's death, Sarah Gill, talks to women about being a member of a club that no one wants to be part of.

Each and every year, when the third Sunday of June rolls around, tributes to fathers fill our timelines, wholesome advertisements saturate our screens and an abundance of cards proclaiming ‘World’s Best Dad’ fill the stands of the corner shop. An international holiday dedicated to celebrating the paternal figures in our lives, Father’s Day affords us the opportunity to take a step back and examine the multitude of ways our dads have impacted our lives and...

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