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7 things your dad deserves to hear more than your boyfriend/girlfriend

India Today logo India Today 18/06/2017 indiatoday.in

Father and Child holding hands.

Father and Child holding hands.
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You're scared of him, because you love him. The relationship of a child with her or his father is irreplaceable. This does not go on to say that we don't share a similar relationship with our mother. But the one with the father is what makes us who we are as an adult, whether we like to accept it or not.

From being your first-ever play companion to being the first one you call when you're in trouble, no matter how old you are, dads have a special place in every child's life, and it's that relationship that we take the most for granted.

Since we've always had him around, we don't realise just how strongly he holds our life together, without us even realising it. So, if you're also head-over-heels in love with your father--and are finally old enough to learn and appreciate all the sacrifices he's made to give you the life you have--here are a few things you ought to say to your dad, Father's Day or not, and mean them:

1. "You're my whole wide world/you mean the world to me"

Let him know there's no one more important than him in your life.

2. "You'll always be my number-one priority"

He should know that if he needs you, you're going to drop everything you're doing and run to him, no matter where in the world you are.

3. "I wish we could spend more time together"

Our careers and social life has become so all-encompassing--and whatever time's left of it we give to our partners--that we don't get around telling our father that we mean to spend more time with him.

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4. "You're my pillar of strength"

There's no debating that, now, is there? He always has and always will be the one you can lean on, no matter what the situation.

5. "I feel safe with you around"

Can you imagine the happiness on his face when you let him know that you're still a little child for him?

6. "Let me cook something special for you tonight"

If you can make the effort of cooking your partner's/friends' favourite meal at home, why can't you do that for your dad?

7. "Let's take a trip together"

There's no other bonding as special as one build over travelling and discovering things together. Just you and dad going on that adventure trip together is not the worst idea, is it? And of course, mom would understand!

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