Hey, I am really just wondering how important this really is to women in particular. I am a woman and for the most part I do not have even 1 male friend that I can really talk to and where I get the feeling that they really care all that much about what I am saying. So the topic name is referring to whether it really matters, in your opinion, whether a woman has any real male influence in her life or not? I know it depends on the person and their own personal needs and all that stuff, I guess I am just wondering if there is anyone out there who might say "no" to this question or not. If someone does then it will at least suggest that maybe I don't have to worry about this so much but I'm thinking it maybe is pretty important since they are the opposite gender, for balanced energy in a persons life...right? Well ok just 1 last thing which is I just want to clarify that my dad is not someone I can really talk to about anything either. I see him maybe 2-3 times a year at the most he has a new family who he has spent way more time with for the last almost 20 years. My younger sister and I are very low on his priority list and we're pretty sure there is nothing we could say or do to change this fact because he is very emotionally dead. I have no man influence in my life and for me this feels very upsetting, hurtful and unnecessary but I don't know what to do about it Some perspective on this of any kind would be very appreciated, thank you in advance to anyone out there who will be kind enough to read this and reply to it.