I'm not saying everyone should fit some limited notion of looks or personality.
There are many things outside of the norm, both physical and mental, which people have to deal with because in lots of cases there's not much to be done.
However, I believe some of his anti-social behavior stems from that.
If your daughter comes to you for advice about getting married upon graduation, separate out what you say from your own concern about how good a stepson her boyfriend would be. Daughter Inherited Dad's Birthmark: Both my husband and our daughter were born with port-wine stains on their faces.
As a child, my husband's family pressured him to undergo laser treatment to have his birthmark mostly or completely removed. Other than him being teased a bit as a child, his birthmark was mostly a nonissue.
I have been teaching her love all of her life, And all that I ask is that you continue the lesson. ADDENDUM: To the girls who may one day date my daughter!
Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is on weekly to chat live with readers. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Things were going great for me, my daughter and my relationship with "Tim." Tim and I were set up by a mutual friend who is a professor at the college my daughter attends. I feel like I am in a horribly-written daytime soap opera.
I have heard testimony from kids who have had too-prominent ears surgically pinned back who say how great it felt to finally look like everyone else.