New Book Explains Why Fathers Struggle With Daughters' Breakups

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Unemotional dad? Peggy Drexler's "Our Fathers, Ourselves" explains why.

Have you ever tried to talk to your father about a recent breakup, only to have him change the subject? Have you ever started crying to your dad and received a totally blank response? In her new book, Our Fathers, Ourselves, Dr. Peggy Drexler explains that fathers often feel powerless when they witness their daughters show strong emotion. She also explores issues of seeking a fathers' approval, what it means to be a "daddy's girl" and the concept of "purity balls" (which she says "scare the hell" out of her).

Read the full interview with Dr. Drexler on The Frisky.

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