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The Importance Of Life Without A Father

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As a child I grew up with just my mother. Luckily enough she was a super mom that could play both roles when needed to. Just like me, there are many kids growing up without fathers in their life. Luckily, I had a father figure in my life, but it is still not the same thing as having a biological father around. One could be missing a piece of their life, there is many things one would not know as they grow up. Where does the laugh come from? Does my father have the same sense of humor as me? Then there are the more serious problems that come with not being in touch with a fathers side. For example, does cancer run in the family? Am I in danger for any genetic diseases? It is a common dilemma we faced here in the 21st century. Many people are blind or do not know the fact that there are many complications to this being without a father. It is deeper than not having a person in your life. Being without a father can cause many problems in life as well as health dangers. Our generation is accustomed to being raised in a household where our mother is head of household, not at the fault of our mothers in a lot of cases. In the older days it was assumed that if a man impregnates a female they become a family and he raises the child with the mother. In just three decades, between 1960 and 1990, the percentage of children living apart from their natural fathers more than doubled, from 17 percent to 36 percent (Popenoe, David. Life Without Father. 1997,
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