Bruce Springsteen spoke candidly about his cautious move into becoming a family man during his recent Renegades: Born In The USA podcast with Barack Obama on Spotify.
The Asbury Park Press transcribed some of “The Boss'” key observations on delving in to marriage and parenthood with wife Patti Scialfa in the early-90’s, with Springsteen recalling, “The problem that I had was I didn’t trust myself for a long, long, long time with someone else’s feelings. All you have is faith to go on. If you take a baby step, you’ll be able to take another one. Where did that faith come from? It comes out of the love in your life. My case: Patti was an enormous source of love in my life and a deep well of faith for me. Gave me the faith in myself to risk parts of myself that I’d never risked before and say, 'Hey, I think I’m there at a place where I can hold this down and let the chips fall where they may.'”
He spoke about the panic that comes with finally making the leap to open your heart fully: “If it all crumbles and comes apart and winds up in ruin, then that’s what happened. Y'know? But if it doesn’t, what if it doesn’t? Then what am I going to do? What if suddenly I find myself with a family and with a long-standing love? Who am I then?”