Ashley: You're not going on a business trip, are you? (about her mother) What, did she kick you out of the house or something?
George: No one kicks me out of my house. You mind your own business and be a good girl.
Ashley: You seeing someone. You got a girlfriend or something?
George: This is not a conversation a father has with his daughter. And no, I'm not seeing someone. Your mother may think I am, but I'm not.
Ashley: Just don't go.
George: You know how you always want to be treated older, like an adult? Well, now...now is a good time to grow up a little bit and realize that things don't always work out like you want them to.
Ashley: (near tears) Please don't go, okay? I promise I'll do anything you want. I mean, I'll wear long skirts or high jeans. I won't wear makeup, and I won't dye my hair, and I'll get good grades, and I'll make decent friends like you're always telling me to. Just, Dad, please.
George: Ash, honey, please. This is hard enough.
Ashley: (crying) Dad.
George: (hugs her) It's not like I'm not gonna be around. I'll be around. I'll always be around for you.
Ashley: No, you won't. And I don't want to have divorced parents. Everyone has divorced parents. I don't want to be like everyone else.
George: I know, sweetheart. I know.