Today’s podcast guest is Bernadette Jackson. Bernadette Jackson is a woman of faith, a mom, a fatherless daughter and a transparent truth teller. As a Relationship Engagement Strategist and your favorite Fear Investigator, she creates safe spaces for fatherless daughters to learn, grow and heal. Her safe spaces include the Bernadette Jackson Podcast where she is redefining how the world views women with daddy issues; H.E.R Coalition, her private FB community and H.E.R Way Relationship Intensive, her private coaching program. In that program, Bernadette teaches clients everything she wished she knew about attracting and maintaining amazing relationships as a fatherless daughter. This program is near and dear to Bernadette's heart as she openly shares how her own fear of abandonment cycle kept her in undesirable relationships for more than a decade. To learn more about Bernadette's story and how she can help, visit her website at bernadettejackson.com or follow her on IG @bernadettenjackson
One thing that stuck out – What Fatherlessness actually is (22:41):
A Fatherlessness is a spectrum. One end is a father who has never been there and the other end is a father who has been there and has been intentional. In between are fathers who were inconsistent, fathers who present sometimes/ part-time, or fathers who were not emotionally present.
Characteristics Fatherless Daughters Tend to Display – 24:35
Constantly seeking validation
Desire to control everything around you
Issues with intimacy
Problems being vulnerable
Fear of abandonment or rejection
Fierce loyalty to family/ friends
Overextend yourself in your relationships with others
Caretaker to your friends
Mothering your significant other
Compatibility vs Capacity – 42:59
Final Comments from Bernadette:
Your father loss happened to you but was not because of you.
You deserve amazing relationships. Nothing you’ve experienced and no person who could not see that disqualifies you from what you truly deserve. So stand in that truth and know that regardless of what you’ve been through that there is more for you and it comes on the other side of you getting to know who you are deeply.
Where To Find Bernadette
Facebook Group: H.E.R. Coalition
Podcast: Bernadette Jackson Podcast
Facebook Group: A Letter To My Sister Podcast