Funadvice Logo

What if your dad calls you after 4 years?

Home More advice Parents & Family

My dad left me and my mum for another woman years ago. I didn't mind because I was too young to remember and assumed that I would never see him anyway, because, well he never called or visited me in years. I was doing well without him, and it seemed that he was doing well without us too. Suddenly I get an unexpected visitor at the door. My dad. I am not making this up. He was as ignorant to think that he could come and see his daughter that he has ignored for years, and his reason for visiting make me feel physically sick. He was only visiting because his wife was filing for divorce and he didn't know where else to go. Yes, he is my dad and I let him stay, I was hardly just going to let him stay on the streets was I ? But only visiting me as a last resort was really hard to take. I will have to think of a conversation that the two of us could talk about, but what? What do you say to the dad you haven't seen in 4 years and thought had forgotten about you ?