That is an EPIC blog post! Of course there are always two sides to a story, but watching Daniele on the season 13 feeds extensively, I couldn’t reach any other conclusion than that she was one of the most two-faced, mean, nasty people I had ever seen on TV. And it sure didn’t look like an act. Is this nurture and not nature? Did Dick do something horrible to her when she was young that turned her into this beast? Well, he might not have been much of a father figure. He might not have been there much at all (she claims to have been raised by her grandparents). But he clearly did put a lot of effort into having a relationship with her over the last decade, which is a lot more than most deadbeat dads do, and if she really despises him that much than she could at least stop taking his money. Taking all that money from him over the years and then not even inviting him to the wedding or dropping a simple thank you. I have no respect for that.
I’m having a daughter in September and I’m terrified she might turn into a Daniele. This stuff inspires me to be the best father I can be.