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The true damage caused by ‘daddy issues’

Today’s pop culture is littered with references and jokes about single parent households from famous rapper Childish Gambino’s lyrics …

“This one kid said somethin’ that was really bad
He said I wasn’t really black because I had a dad”

…to How I Met Your Mother’s Barney Stinson bragging about how he loves “bimbos” with “unresolved daddy issues.” The question of the burnout dad and how this father affects the children he leaves behind has been a question of this generation.