Fathers Day can be loaded for a lot of people.
Those who lost their dad, don't have a good relationship with their dad, never met their dad, or have a complicated family set-up may feel emotionally isolated, and the steady stream of posts on social media can often feed into that loneliness. On the flip side, fathers who feel disconnected from their children can feel isolated in a completely different way.
Families of divorce that include step-parents sometimes face tension over the celebration of Father's Day, more specifically, there are times when a step-dad is recognized as a primary father figure much to the irritation of the birth dad.
AITA for telling my ex wife she needs to take down a Father’s Day post about my kids stepfather?
So my ex and I divorced when my kids were 2 and 1. I admit I wasn’t the best dad at first and I went a few months without seeing them which prompted her to take me to court for child support which she she gets from me every month now.