I love my dad. There is no doubt about that. He is a wonderful man and a good person. Like many father/son relationships, we have our struggles, our misunderstandings, and our miscommunications. We are very different people, but also very similar at the same time. My dad is outdoorsy, a very skilled carpenter (he built two of the houses I grew up in and the one he currently lives in), and has a great sense of humor. I do not want to get into too many details, because I think everything is really talked about within the episode.
When my dad canceled his trip to visit me in LA, I was really upset because I knew we needed to talk in person about the things that were going on with us and I wanted to get them cleared up so we could move past them. If you are going through something with one of your parents, you know that there is this feeling inside you constantly that something is wrong. Even if you want to pretend that it doesn’t matter to you or you don’t care, the truth of the matter is that you do, because they are your parents and you love them. It’s not a good feeling, so I thought this would be our opportunity to clear the air. Unfortunately that did not happen.