Vera Nazarian's "The Story of Love" (short story, non-genre): Father/daughter estrangement, & finally patch up
Readable but otherwise ordinary story of Nahad Eri-Devi - a rich man who has never made any friends, & has always grossly abused his family - including the rather harsh physical beatings of daughter Crea till she's married.
Story is told from the point of view of Crea. Eventually, there is a patch up of father & daughter - when father is old, helpless, & lonely.
Strong points of the story are beautiful language, & exotic environment - Middle East in medieval times. But you've probably already read a dozen stories set in that environment.
Full text of this story is available for download.
Fact sheet."The Story of Love", short story, review
First published: "Salt of the Air", September 2006.
Nebula Awards 2007 finalist in short story category.