For young women who have lacked the influence of a supportive father figure during their formative years, hindrances such as attachment disorder, co-dependence, sexual promiscuity, and feelings of unworthiness may have prevented them from pursuing their life’s goals and leading an emotionally healthy life.
Self-initiated emotional transformation is like trying to find your way through the dark in a blindfold and earmuffs. Without the aid of practical tools to help disperse the impediments, it’s hard to realize dreams and fulfill desires while haunted by behaviors rooted in the past.
Girls without Daddies identifies many of the harmful behavioral patterns women are locked into as a result of childhood experiences without a positive father figure. Using examples from her own life, as a fellow-sufferer who made it through a successful business career, the author outlines the key thought processes that can help overcome typical self-defeating behaviors to forge a better life – happy, stable and successful in relationships. As a kindred spirit herself, Cindy McPike provides a straightforward guide to emotional healing that is both personal and practical.
Table of Contents
1. Who Are the Girls Without Daddies?
2. Breaking Up is Hard to Do
3. Will You Always Feel Fatherless?
4. Judgement Causes Pain
5. Are You a Victim?
6. Own Your Feelings
7. Making Others Like You
8. Do You Avoid Conflict?
9. Do You Feel Worthless?
10. Do You Feel Like a Failure?
11. Finally, Emotional Maturity
12. Your Type of Guy
13. Using Sex to Get Your Man
14. Can Men Be Just Friends?
15. You Don’t Need to Be Rescued by a Man
16. Are You Attractive?
17. Are You an Optimist or a Pessimist?
18. When Daddy Returns
19. Faith as a Tool
20. Divorce is Ugly
21. Setting Goals
22. Domestic Violence and Abuse
After graduating from Hillsboro High School in Oregon, Cindy McPike received a BS in Business Administration from Portland State University. Her career as a certified public accountant began at one of the Big Four accounting firms. She left as a manager to become the Director of Internal Audit of a publicly traded utility. Most recently she was Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded financial institution with over $10 billion in assets.
After taking early retirement, Ms. McPike now breeds champion Arabian and miniature horses on her ranch near Portland, Oregon
McPike has delved into an area that many have considered off limits. The book is a well-written testament to experiences of many women of all ages and walks of life who face this dilemma. It reads easily and weaves its heavy and serious undertones throughout as a tool for helping women to understand that they are not alone! I can see professors using it as required reading for their students!
Jacob ElliotAmazon reviewerhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R33Q2UNR08Q37K/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0986377066 – Amazon US
A very well written book. Insightful and informative I have enjoyed the journey with Ms. McPike! I will be handing this book down to my granddaughters to read. Thank you for a tool for women to help understand their feelings.
Charlene PalmerAmazon reviewerhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RSL8CGBGPOE38/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0986377066 – Amazon US
So many applicable things even for someone with a wonderful father. I loved the level of introspect, and self awareness that you encourage.
I would definitely recommend the book to someone without a father figure but also to anyone who is looking for life/relationship advice, not just for a dating relationship but even any relationship.
I think the levels of emotional maturity are KEY in any relationship but especially a dating one.
I will be going back and re reading bits and pieces that I want to remember better as I found a lot of helpful information! Thanks for a great productive read!
Jennifer R.Amazon reviewerhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1SWAE7W2DY4SI/ref=cm_cr_srp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0986377066 – Amazon US