This article describes the problem as being Posttraumatic Absentee Father Stress Disorder (PTASFD).
A few initial thoughts:
- As my good friend Ron pointed out, the premise is right. I think it is dead on.
- I found myself laughing through most of the article. I am not sure why though. Could it be the picture of Brad Pitt displaying his bravado (his what?) or the labeling of another disorder?
- At the same time, I connect to much of what is said. I live with PTASFD...rather, I do battle with it everyday, on both the receiving and delivering end of it. The war against PTASFD must be fought and won (see, I am laughing again.)
- Overall I like the article but not the recommendation to John Eldredge's latest book. I've read his previous best seller (still), Wild at Heart at least twice, I tried to "get into it", I thought he was on to something, but I am more inclined to think this way about Eldredge.