No. Furthermore, you should distance yourself from those family members who are making you feel guilty. They have their own agendas but certainly aren’t looking out for your best interest. Your best interest is to move forward in life and develop relationships with people who are kind, responsible, and worthy of your time and respect.
The spiritual life coach, Iyanla Vanzant, said: “When life removes something from you, it’s not helpful to go chase it down and get it back.” This is a pivotal quote for so many fatherless daughters who cling to the hope that they will one day have a loving, supportive daddy. I hear from women in their 60’s and 70’s who are still yearning for that even though their fathers are long dead. By refusing to accept reality, they’ve caused themselves immeasurable pain.
You know exactly who your father is and you’ve wisely chosen to keep him away. That acceptance gives you the freedom to build healthy relationships that will enrich your life. You’ve accomplished so much so trust your good judgment and ignore what those family members have to say. Congratulations on all your success!