Originally Posted by NGalitzine
Actually I think a mature person does get over it. You grow up and accept what you cannot change and get on with your life.
Talking to the press is unlikely to get her any closer to Albert and just makes her look like a needy attention seeker.
As I said, I have my father in my life so I certainly can't say that I speak for Delphine, but I hardly think that maturity has anything to do with it.
You know who your father is, you see him in the press, he appears to have a loving relationship with his other kids, but doesn't want to have a relationship with you. How does one (even if they have a loving or decent relationship with your mother and/or stepfather) deal with that? It could possibly make one think they were lacking in someway.
Should Delphine involve the press in her attempts to get closer to Albert, I think not. Its obviously hasn't worked to her advantage.
Again, I don't think maturity has anything to do with getting over the fact that her father wants nothing to do with her. Delphine isn't the first and certainly not the last who has been abandoned by a parent (and really that is what Albert has done) I just think some have a better way of dealing with it.
I think this relationship (or lack of one) struck a chord because of the recent death of Essie Mae Washington. She was the illegitimate daughter of African American daughter of a well known segregationist (not to go too off topic and too political). He never publicly acknowledged her during his lifetime, but heck he managed to have some type of relationship with her .
Maybe if Albert did the same, it would bring some type of closure for Delphine.