Parenting my Dad

Posted On: October 14, 2020

Everyday I wake up grateful for my life, everything I have going and everything I have.
Increasingly my daily thoughts go to my dad for the unconditional and infinite love and support I have received and continue to receive from him. He has done more thankless, mundane, and menial things for me than anybody in my life. He would without hesitation take food he was just about to eat out of his mouth if I wanted it. He’s so used to giving his all – that he is now realising I too want to give him my all and he needs to receive.
There was a time I was a child and he was big, strong, tall, proud and handsome. Now that I am an adult and he is older, weaker, and at times jaded about the world. There was a time my dad parented me. Now the roles might have reversed through finding my voice and power, I get to “parent” my dad. It’s my turn to show him a whole new world of possibilities through my lenses.
It’s a pleasure and honor that he is increasingly receptive and open to me, and we are dialoguing more than ever. I am grateful that I am now old enough to see and appreciate the richness of life through my relationship with him.
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About Dr. Martha Tara Lee

Surrounded by friends who were sexually inhibited and struck by dire lack of positive conversations around sex and sexuality in Singapore, Dr. Martha Tara Lee set out to make a positive difference in embarking on her doctorate in human sexuality before launching Eros Coaching in 2009. Today, she remains dedicated to working with individuals and couples who wish to lead self-actualised and pleasure-filled lives.

She also holds certificates in counselling, coaching and sex therapy, and her fourth degree – a Masters in Counselling in May 2018. In practice for more than 10 years, she is the only certified sexuality educator and certified sexuality educator supervisor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) in Singapore.

Often cited in the local media, Dr. Lee is the appointed sex expert for Men’s Health Singapore, and Men’s Health Malaysia. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women Under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. She has published four books: Love, Sex and Everything In-BetweenOrgasmic YogaFrom Princess to Queen and {Un}Inhibited.

Martha works with individuals and couples in private coaching sessions, and conducts her own workshops. She takes prides in making sure all her workshops are also fun, educational, and sex-positive. This comes easily to her because even though she is extremely dedicated and serious about her work, she fundamentally believes that sex is meant to be fun, wonderful, amazing and sacred. As such, this serious light-heartedness has shone through again and again. For her full profile, click here. Email her here.

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