Afraid to confront dad
A few weeks ago my dad, his friend, and I were talking about how in six years i'll graduate college and be a Pharmacist. My dad's friend Mike said "In sixteen years, she'll have a big family in a fancy house, and you (my dad) can live there and get taken care of all the time." Then my dad said something like "If I make it 16 years." He's been a smoker basically all his life, drinks beer every day, and was diagnosed with prostate cancer a few years ago. The Cancer is all cleared up and he's pretty healthy now, but that comment made me think how long is he really going to live? Will he be there when I get married? Will he meet his only granchildren? I want to make him quit smoking but I don't know how. Our family's always been pretty casual about it so if I say soemthing it'll be like coming out of nowhere. I don't know. I'm only 18, I shouldn't be worrying about these kinds of things. Right?