My dad cosigned on a car loan for me a few years ago before I began working your plan to get control of my money. I missed some payments back then, and it has affected our relationship. Iíve since paid off the car, but how do I make things right with my dad?
I know youíre hurting, but a lot of this is up to him. The truth is heís partially to blame for being dumb enough to cosign
in the first place. And if this was just a mistake you made when you were a kid, then he should be mature enough to realize that and recognize the progress youíre making now with your finances.
If you havenít yet apologized for messing up, I think itís something you should do very soon. Let him know how much you hate that it harmed your relationship,
and tell him youíre following a program that will help you make sure nothing like that ever happens again.
Then, if he canít accept that and move on, itís all on him. I know thatís not what you wanted to hear, but sometimes time is the only thing that heals those kinds of wounds.