Quote by Victoria Secunda
Most fathers don't see the war within the daughter, her struggles with conflicting images of the idealized and flawed father, her temptation both to retreat to Daddy's lap and protection and to push out of his embrace to that of beau and the world beyond home.
This quote highlights the complex relationship between fathers and daughters. It suggests that fathers often fail to recognize the internal battles their daughters face, as they navigate between their longing for an idealized father figure and the desire to explore the world and form relationships outside the safety of their father's influence. It underscores the daughters' struggle to reconcile conflicting images of their flawed yet protective fathers, and their simultaneous inclination to cling to them for security while also seeking independence.