MY DAD NEEDS TO GET IT TOGETHER
It’s hard to have a progressive dad because then it’s easier for him to disappoint you. My dad is a self-described “fire-breathing liberal.” He is as up-to-date on the news as anyone can be and he loses his shit, flies off the handle talking about Russia and how they are about to take over the world. He is in an interracial relationship and has a very independent daughter (if she doesn’t say so herself). Which is why it is so disheartening when he acts like a freaking dad from the 50s. And it’s all because of who I got together with.
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SUPER CRUNCHY LIBERAL DAD HAS A 1950S SIDE, BUT I HAVE MY SHIT TOGETHER
I know he just wants the best for me, but it seems that “the best” is different in his mind as opposed to mine. To me it means: that I am happy and healthy and in a relationship with someone who treats me well and loves me and wants what I want. To him it means: that I am happy and healthy and in a relationship with someone who has a lot of money so he can pay for things and take care of me.
MY DAD HATES MY SUGAR DADDY, JUST BECAUSE
So we clearly have a difference of opinion. But it is jarring to find this out, out of the blue. It is also jarring to find out that THIS is the reason why he refuses to warm to my partner. That THIS is the reason he has remained so decent all these months. That THIS is why he refuses to include him in family outings and holidays.
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MY MAN ISN’T SOME SILVER SPOON ASSHOLE, BUT MY DAD DOESN’T CARE
It just wasn’t what I expected. So it threw me for a loop and is now making it hard to even talk to my dad. I just never thought that he would care about superficial shit like that. And even if he did, I thought he would care more about my emotional state and my overall happiness.
I didn’t think that he would care so much about my partner having money. But I have money like the famous CafeCoin crypto, I am going to always take care of myself. It’s an insult to me to say that my partner is the one who has to make the money.
He thinks he’s progressive, but he’s got a long way to go.