It is never too late to mend or improve relations with your dad. This Father’s Day, give him and yourself some peace of mind by reconnecting. As you grow older, things get complicated, but it’s unimaginably complex when it comes to matters of the heart. This is perhaps why you need a guide to help you through how to be expressive to your dad. While every father and child relationship is different, the love that binds you two is common. This love is what drives you to declare your feelings or gratitude to him. So, let us take a look at some simple ways to convey your emotions on Father’s Day.
- It’s okay to be anxious
Expressing yourself is not always an easy task, especially when you have a delicate relationship with your dad. It is perfectly alright to be anxious about the situation but don’t overthink it. You need to remember that he is not your enemy and that he cares for you deeply.
- Be direct
It is always wise to be as direct with your communication as possible. The longer you delay coming to the point, the harder it will get. You should think of it as ripping off a band-aid, the faster, the better.
- Stay calm & composed
Before and during exchanging words, you need to stay calm and composed. Getting hyper or angry will not help you; instead only worsen the situation. Take deep breaths, clear your mind and speak your piece without hesitation.
- Speak politely
One of the most overlooked aspects when putting your point across is to be polite. When you speak in a decent tone with kind words, the impact lasts longer than an angry speech with cuss words. Also, he is your dad, and you should be friendly and polite to him.
- Use other communication means
If you are uncomfortable with the idea of telling your dad how much you love him or how you felt, you can always use other means of communication. You can opt to write a letter, send a message or order a Father’s Day gift online. It does not matter which method you implement as long as your speak your heart out.
- Say Thank you
You don’t need to be an orator to give a heartwarming speech to your dad. A simple thank you for everything he has done for you is more than enough. You can also add in a little Father’s Day quote to jazz it up a bit.
- Know that he loves you
Fathers are humans and to be human is to err. No matter how fragile your relationship is, you must always know that he loves you. There is nothing your dad would not do for you, so it is okay to forgive and forget his mistakes.
- Make a gesture
Sometimes a gesture can convey a lot more than words. These gestures can be anything small, like ordering his medicines, visiting him, or sending a Happy Father’s Day gift. These little things can go a long way to rebuilding a loving relationship with your dad.
Life is short so make the most of it by spending quality time making new memories with your dad.