I know it's hard for my DH sometimes but he doesn't really show his emotions all that much, He did 22 years in the Navy and was a Batchlor for over 12 years before we got married more or less a loner, His Daughter came and stayed with us for about 5 years during the summer and I think it was better for him because I was there, But she used her Dad to the hilt and I did get tired of seeing that, and his guilt for not being there that much made it worse for trying to make up.
They don't know how to have a conversation Like I said I think they love each other in allot of ways but he didn't know how to talk to a then teenager
They never spent that much time together to really get to know each other.
They talk once in awhile.
I would be lost without mine sometimes even though there all grown up, and the Grandkids are to, I would miss not being close to them. Sometimes he acts like it bothers him and other times he doesn't...That's the tough Guy though The Military maybe