What if you found out after fourteen years your daughter is not your daughter?

@ronnyb (6117)
November 1, 2008 3:28pm CST
What would you do if you found out after fourteen years that the daughter you thought was yours is not your child.This is the daughter you bounced on your lap for so many years ,read her bed time stories ,took her to the park, made her breakfast, bought her birthday presents and was looking forward to her sixteenth burthday and even marriage. Do you let the feelings of betrayal overcome you and throw her and her mother out. Do you demand that instant to know who the farther is or will it be business as usual ?Do you start looking at her and wonder how you could have thought that nose and lips could have looked like yours.Do you hold back form hugging her as used to ?.Do you stop buying her gifts and do you suddenly start looking at your other children and wonder if their are yours too.Are you suddenly suspicous everytime your friend comes over ,do you watch your wife like a hawk especially when she is talking to other men and do you come home from work unexpectedly,hoping to catch her in the act. Thats a tough one ,dont know what i would do,but maybe you do,so share your views
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@lynnemg (4536)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Although it would beextremely hard news for any man to take, after 14 years, biological or not, that girl IS his daughter. It takes a lot more than planting a seed to grow a garden, if you know what I mean. Any man can father a child, but it takes a REAL man to be a Daddy. Of course, he would have questions and thoughts and probably mixed feelings about it all, but the bottom line is that he raised her for 14 years as his own, never once thought any differently, he should continue to raise her as his own and do his best to place the feelings aside.