Whatever may be the reason, the father-son relationship is one of the most fascinating relationships, and with proper nurturing, the bond can become eternal.

Traditionally, fathers have been believed to be more close to their daughters. However, the father-son equation is always considered to be friendlier and more comfortable than the equation a father shares with his daughter.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the current shift that we are undergoing in the 21st century finds the father figure moving back to a more nurturing role, which is reflective of a society that has increased expectations that fathers should be more loving and involved in the raising of their children than their own fathers were.

This renewal of the nurturing father-son relationship is known as the Theory of Generative Fatherhood, which holds that fathers should be demonstrably affectionate toward their children on a daily basis.

The result of this shift, ideally, is that the modern father-son relationship should be closer, more satisfying and more nurturing than it was in the previous generation.

My father had done the best he could, and I had no regrets about the way I’d turned out. Regrets about the journey? Maybe, but, not the destination.