By Anonymous - 09/12/2012 06:43 - United States
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That's very harsh. Maybe try to make inroads with him. You'll both never forgive yourself if he misses out on such a special occasion. Sometimes it's hard to be the bigger person.
The OP was the one to reach out - I'd call that trying to be the bigger person. OP, every family dynamic is different; if your dad is that cold towards you, maybe he doesn't deserve to be at your big day. If you really want him there, you could try and get another family member to act as go-between. Whatever works for you.
Wow. Rude much? He should show a little respect for his child. Even if you have hated him in the past, or made him feel like you did, he sure is acting immature about it. I wouldn't even think twice now about not inviting him. Have a good graduation, and don't let him bother you.
I hate to say it, but you're better off without him there. It's his loss, even if he's too stupid and/or ignorant to realize it.
That's right, even though your parents are "supposed" to be the main people who bring you up and provide care and love, it's not always the case. There are always other people though that have been there in your life. Invite them without a thought. But for your dad, don't try too hard to get him to be there.
Honestly, call him back and tell him to fuck off. I know there's gonna be a flood of being thumbed down, but he's an asshole. Seems there's a reason you haven't talked to him in such a long time. Live your life, make the most of it, and let every successful event in your life be a reminder as to why you don't need him.