Nobody ever told me that dads were important to their kids. Growing up, I just knew it.
Don't take me wrong, I know that I was and I still am blessed. My mom was great. She gave me the greatest gift that a parent can give, sacrificial and unconditional love.
But, dads have incredible power and when they bow out of their children's lives, their power becomes even more obvious. Guys need to know this and so should women. Take the dad out of the picture and your removing one more anchor for your children.
Examples are Dennis Rodman and Howard Stern. Rodman, one of the great NBA players of all times, has not seen his dad in more than 30 years, according to Steve Farrar in his book, Anchor Man. His dad, Philander has two wives and 15 children. Stern whose radio and television programs are filled with shock sex and animal behavior talks about in Rolling Stone how during his life his dad alway referred to him as a piece of ... you fill in the blank. He says he never had a lot of self-esteem.
Then take a look at an analysis of 100 studies on parent-child relations by Ronald P. Rohner and let's get back together and talk.