The only way we have to know what someone else is thinking or feeling is if they verbally express themselves.
Consequently, that is the only way other people have to know what *we* are thinking and feeling.
Hypothetically, he may think that the card he sends every year is proof of his love to you, and anything else would be redundant. You may be the only person he sends a card to, and he may spend a long time picking out just the right one, and the words on the card say exactly what he wants to say to you, so why write anything else that would detract from the sentiment?
If you would like to know what your father does or doesn’t think, or is or isn’t feeling about you and your spouse, then you will simply need to ask him.
In turn, you can tell him anything you want him to know.
This is the best we can do until someone invents telepathy.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-cope-with-rejection-from-my-father
Originally Posted On: 2015-04-02