Absent Fathers : Effects on Abandoned Sons.

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Journal Name
The Journal of Men's Studies
Journal Volume
6
Journal Issue
3
Page Count
14
Year Published
1998
Author (Individual)
Balcom, Dennis A.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
PDF
Fathers who abandon their sons challenge sons' capacity to restore self-esteem and create intimacy. The physical and emotional absence of fathers has increased through the 20th century, and most single-parent families are headed by mothers. Therapy for abandoned sons includes grieving and reducing the mystery of abandonment. (Author abstract).

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