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Absent Father

To My Absent Father: I Always Had Hope

Tina Plantamura | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Tina Plantamura

Until I was 10 years old, I saw my dad every day. When my parents split up, I didn't see him for years. It was as though he was erased from my life.

I Laughed When My Father Died

Jaleesa Jones | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Jaleesa Jones

Yet even with the space she gave me, I still felt suffocated. Like I was choking on my father's memory. And I was. My father haunted me long before he died.

WATCH: What Every Absent Father Should Do To Reconnect With His Children

OWN | Posted 09.13.2013 | OWN

During a recent "Oprah's Lifeclass" taping in Dallas, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Oprah met a father and son in the audience who hadn't spoken in more than ...

WATCH: Why Men Leave Their Children

OWN | Posted 05.10.2013 | OWN

For the one in three children growing up in homes without their biological fathers, there is one critical question they can't seem to silence: "Why di...

WATCH: The Painful Thing This Absentee Dad Must Do

OWN | Posted 05.06.2013 | OWN

One in three children live apart from their biological fathers in America -- and with statistics like that, it's not difficult to see why Oprah says t...