Fathers and Sons: The Pain and the Promise

Nowhere is the pain and estrangement more acute yet least dealt with than in the relationships that exist between fathers and their adult sons.   Those that have access and real conversations are considered the lucky one's.   It's often a 2-way street with major roadblocks.  I generally takes one member of this often stubborn couple to breakdown in some useful way and try to bring the other around to some point of reconciliation.  Failing that, each will have to find their own way to make peace with their counterpart which is no small emotional task.   Yet nothing is more important for each to do in order to face the intense challenges of growing older and encountering premonitions of our own deaths.


In this section I hope to offer contributions from my own experiences of men making peace with each other and consequently with themselves.  

Alan Javurek