I agree with everyone. My dad and I are super close, always have been. We even have the same birthday. I think it is sad they even suggested this. My dad is a sweet wise man.
I also grew up with an alcoholic father. Left home at 18 because of him. We have a decent relationship now that we are older but he can still stir up those childhood feelings within an instant. But my Crohn's did not show up until sometime in the last 5 years and I'm, well - past the 50 mark.
But - I've had irritable bowel from childhood. I could blame that on poor Dad. And my hubby is a moody kind of guy - guess my kids could blame him for their problems... wait - isn't that what we all have to learn not to do as adults - blame our parents for all our problems? I get better results dealing with my IB by learning to handle all kinds of stress - not just my imperfect father.
I had a wonderful relationship. Until my Dad died last year we were best friends. he called me once a week and we emailed each other all the time.
I am glad you did not believe the guy. he sounds dumb. Seems like if we have a bad relationship with a parent we might have other issues like maybe the inability to trust men or something :)
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...