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Fatherlessness Essay

  • Submitted by: ohtrizzy
  • on October 19, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,561 words

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“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection”- Sigmund Freud

Everyone has heard a story or watched a movie on television about children from the ghetto who grow up never knowing their father.   Usually because their fathers are killed or incarcerated ,and their mothers are forced to raise them alone. In these stories, typically the kids grow up on the wrong side of the law because they don’t have the support and guidance of a role model in their lives. These children in these stories are almost always labeled as a criminal because of their fatherless situation. I am 27 years old, well educated, have a great job, never been locked up, never been called a criminal. I suffer from the same situation as the kids in these stories. I suffer from “fatherlessness”. If you google the term fatherless two results are listed which are definitions: having no living father and having no known father. My entire life I have always wondered the real definition and I only come up with a single definition that is a absentee father.
                                                                                                                                           
              Being without a father was something I have been dealing with as far back as I may remember.   As early back as kindergarten, I remember walking the lonely path to school alone, that is extremely uncommon for an adolescent child that age. My mom has always been by my side as much as she can but it’s so hard for a single mother to always be present every given moment of the day. There were times when I wouldn’t see my mom for days on in, that actually felt as if it were months because she would be working while I was in school and when I reached home she would be working her double shift at Jamaica Hospital. From being around my friends who I befriended I knew each one of them had both parents at home, they were better off than me in my perspective. I knew...

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