No Doubt DNA Testing
What is it that drives people to get a DNA test? Having administered thousands of paternity tests, I can honestly say that I know the one underlying factor is almost always at play: doubt. There is a deeply rooted desire in every uncertain father to eliminate that nagging, persistent, ever-present-but-just-beneath-the-surface doubt.
As human beings, we like certainty. Even the stock market rises when the outlook is secure, and falls when it is uncertain. But there are few things in life as devious as doubting whether or not you are the father of the child you love.
Some people keep it to themselves for ten years, twenty years, or more. But the doubt never leaves them. It creeps into their minds, especially at night, and particularly when they have an argument with the child’s mother, or even the child itself.
Doubt can be a cancer for the body as well. It contributes to stress, insomnia, and short-temperedness. Without the clarity that only a paternity test can provide, some unsure fathers unwittingly expose themselves to high blood pressure, hypertension, and a potentially shorter life span.
While doubt drives the desire to get a paternity test, fear exerts an opposing influence, freezing men from taking the simple action of booking an appointment. What is it that they fear? The simple answer is that they fear losing their child. The more complex answer concerns manhood, emasculation, and what it would mean to know that their significant other cheated on them, didn’t use protection, and maybe got away with it. How can they face their friends and families if it turns out that they are not the father?
I give a lot of good news to a lot of dads, and also a lot of bad news. But either way, the men always feel a sense of enormous relief that the nightmare of uncertainty is over forever. Good or bad, when you get a paternity test, you will never have any more doubt.