I have always been accused by a certain family member of being "just like your dad!" Not a compliment nor is it intended to be. It makes me very uncomfortable and somewhat resentful to hear that. I perceive myself as very much different. Am I in denial?

People who have married into the family uniformly disagree with the comparison. They say I am very different. I suspect that while some of my attributes are somewhat like my dad's, the attributes that the new family members report are quite different. Perhaps the accuser, being a sibling, is relying on some past memories which are no longer valid. I want to avoid being in "denial" but perhaps the truth is more complex?

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