I sincerely apologise, I thought I read they didn't get along.
I'm delighted they have a good relationship.
There is a lot of pride here, even in your title of this thread.
"I hate being right all the time"
Instead of "Why don't my kids respect me?" Or "Why don't I have a bond with them?"
I'm not trying to be condescending with you at all, so please don't get offended.
You said you are done with apologies, correct don't say sorry again, say I am your Dad & I would like it if we can keep in touch more. Let's start off on a clean slate.
It's a shame for them too to miss out with you, in the short time I've known you here, you have a great sense of humour with a slight sarcastic tone. But it's hard for you to show some emotions even though there is a real loyal person there.
Don't hand over cash & then that's it. They'll never respect you for it.
Your eldest has your pride, by the sounds of it.
Admitting to needing help is admitting that her Dad was right.
That's hard to do.
I had 5 brothers & a Dad who cared but I had trouble asking for help when my ex bf abused me, pride got in the way, they told me he was trouble, I didn't listen.
Took me two years to admit I made a mistake.
I hope this will be of some help to you.
Us girls are complicated
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