Hi, When you say "Just curious about how I can stay close to my dad," that sounds strange to me - like how close do you want to be, I'm sorry. If you are writing in this forum, then I'm guessing you are not a minor, so here it goes. People grow up and move on. Most people don't have time for their parents because they are busy figuring out their own lives. Although parents have their own lives too, and whether or not there's a relationship, they are still our backups when things in our lives go wrong, then we go back out into the world again. For some people, this is a repeating pattern.