Inspirational website Positive Things Only says that the strongest girls have awful fathers.
But a toxic father doesn’t mean that everything in a girl’s life is bad, there are a lot of positives as a matter of fact.
Shitty fathers have girls that know how to value people who are important to them.
“Those that are important to you are the people you’ve chosen to have in your life, not those that you were stuck with because of genetics.”
Girls who grew up with awful dads have learned throughout the years to be more brave in life since they have faced worse. These girls also learn how to do things on their own without any help.
“You don’t need help. You’re courageous enough to walk through the world alone. You have everything you need. You’re your own savior.”
Toxic dads subtly teach their children to stand up to adversity. Bad fathers have given them more difficulties than what they would be facing later in life.
“When somebody treats you poorly, you stand up for yourself. You don’t take anybody’s bullshit since you spent too much time feeling helpless and trapped. Now, you’re free.”
These girls also know that the things won’t always be easy. They know life will only get harder and aren’t afraid to go that route.
“You know that the real world is messier. You don’t have unrealistic expectations for love. Love isn’t what gives your life meaning. You focus on your passions, goals, and career, as well.”
These girls know better than to hang around with people that only put them down. Cutting people off is a cakewalk.
“When somebody treats you poorly, you don’t let them remain in your life. You walk away, since you know you deserve more.”
Lastly, girls who have toxic fathers do everything they can to avoid being like their dads.
“If you have a toxic dad, you strive toward being a better person than he was. You attempt to fix the pieces of yourself that remind you of him. You don’t want to be anything like him.”