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I don’t have the best relationship with my dad. It’s not awful, there just isn’t really much there. I speak to him on the phone every couple of months. It is always me that phones him, he never phones me. We have nothing in common but I always try to ask him about what he’s been up to, his girlfriend etc. It feels like he is very disinterested in me and my life and will end the conversation after about 5 mins.
I don’t really know how else I can try to build a relationship with him when he won’t even make the effort to phone me. Has anyone got any advice? He’s 67 and I’m really worried he will die soon and I will regret the relationship we don’t have.
Try to talk to him and explain exactly how you feel. If things don't change after that you will have comfort knowing at least you tried.