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I A Father of 3

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    I have three children, ages are almost 8, almost 5, and almost 3. They are the reason why I get up each morning and keep plowing along. I've been married for 13 years, and probably like many in this forum, the amount of support I feel (or don't feel) from my wife dramatically...
    flipperdipper flipperdipper 36-40 Sep 9, 2008

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    3 And Done

    Two boys and a girl in the middle here. 14,7,and 5. they are my world and the reason I put up with so much B.S. in other aspects of my life. I did however take matters into my own hands when it came to not having anymore and got the "snip-snip"
    burn1 burn1 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2010

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    Not that i want a relationship with the piece of Sh1t ...but i really wish i could have a father...Any kind of figure that is like a father to me...I have always been without a...
    EmoNekoNiki EmoNekoNiki 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    My "real" father. When I was little. My father and me were very close. My family were. We are seen as a perfect family and i thought it is. My dad is Japanese and my mom is a...
    azyleak azyleak 22-25, F Aug 31

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    I've been estranged from my father 8 of the past 10 years. My parents divorced before my first birthday and my mother raised my older sister and I. When I was 3 my father...
    SomedayHeWillBeMine SomedayHeWillBeMine 22-25, F Aug 23

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    My father has never been the type to show even a little emotion. He's a rock. Yesterday was his birthday and I wrote him a letter talking about the strength and bravery he's given...
    annoyedandinlove annoyedandinlove 18-21, F Aug 24

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    Have you ever had a hero? Have you ever had a role model that was also a parental figure? Have you ever had full trust in someone special and then all of a sudden it gets shattered...
    Cassadilla1822 Cassadilla1822 18-21, F Aug 24

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    I have never been terribly close with my father, though it probably doesn't help that even my earliest memories I have are bad ones. When I was very very young, maybe three, my...
    DemonFeyLove DemonFeyLove 18-21, F Sep 4

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    My father's friend lives apart from his wife and his children. He criticises him much for that, that he doesn't appreciate his family. My dad also says that his friend has to have...
    sandcaip sandcaip 13-15, M Sep 14

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    "The woman is mine for 5 years. The baby in her arms is mine and also the baby in her womb is mine." My stepfather insisted shortly after my 1st birthday. A 2 year separation...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M a week ago

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    So here's my sad little story. I've never met my father, nor have I ever had any kind of father to speak of (aka, my mom never got married). Not really a huge deal - I'm a pretty...
    Coffeelover90 Coffeelover90 22-25, F Aug 24

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    I have found this site and I have been reading everybody's situations about their biological father. I would love the input and advice that I can get in my situation. I was dating...
    meglb13 meglb13 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I still have a hatred for my ex father in law even if he's dead! He sexually abused my daughter when she was a toddler. My ex stuck by his father probably bc he was sexually...
    ConBr ConBr 46-50, F Aug 29

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    ...but my father is a coward. He made mistakes as we all do, but instead of trying his best to protect his own from these mistakes, he blamed the very ones that loved him. He has...
    PricelessLegacy PricelessLegacy 31-35, F Sep 7

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    I am lucky to have a father who knows how to be a father. He worked all his life to provide for us. He paid for our education, food and needs. My father made everything to make...
    pinklipstick pinklipstick 31-35, F Sep 13

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    I do because my father decidedly ISN'T, nor ever will be. In fact, if I ever adopt kids, they will never, ever be allowed to be alone with him. If my mom wants to see her grandkids...
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    i've always been angry how my father raised me and i found it very hard to forgive him and our relationship has never been that good, but when i think about it now .. the way he...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I don't know much about him. People who were close to him said he loved me but he died before I ever had the chance to have a memory. I don't know what type of person he was what...
    kdc119 kdc119 22-25, F Aug 29

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    I Lost my father 7 month ago, I still feel that Life is Not the same as before, I lost the person who loves me the most in this earth, he was always talking care for me, advising...
    chakibmhiri chakibmhiri 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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    I don't have a mother. I haven't spoken to my mother in years. She's a heroin addict who, no matter what, never seems to get better. I just recently found out that my dad is no...
    amychristineee amychristineee 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I wish I could run away and never look back. My entire childhood was spent dealing with my father who has severe PTSD that has caused him to abuse my entire family for the past 13...
    alexmarie214 alexmarie214 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    It is more or less an open secret in my family that my mother's husband of 26 years is NOT the biological father of my sister or myself. That honor belongs to her former lover whom...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    When I was 2 years old I took by hand a pillow and almost suffocated my father with it while he was sleeping. This he told me at least.
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    It has been 7 years now and the time is still counting ... I haven't talked to my bad dad ...but we still live on the same house 'cause I have no choice...it sounds weird but you...
    simplyking simplyking 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I'm the proud father of a 18 year old young man. He's the best thing that ever happened to me. All I am today and all I strive to be is because of him. I never really knew what...
    FlatbushGuy21 FlatbushGuy21 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 26

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    My father is in my life, just not the way I need him to be. I'm not sure he is capable of love.
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    Today is 21 years since my father's murder . My heart is heavy with pain but I know he is in heaven looking down on me . Love you dad more than anything in this world , rest in...
    Justtalk40 Justtalk40 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    He's rarely, if ever, verbally abusive to me. To my mom, sometimes, my 9 yr old sister rarely, but my brother is 3 yrs younger than me at 14 and he gets the brunt of it. Granted he...
    maddiemoonlight maddiemoonlight 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    Of course, that is not how it really is. It's probably not even how my father sees it. It's just how I feel deep down.
    urbanbedouinne urbanbedouinne 41-45, F Sep 2

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    Happy Father's Day to all the Aussie dads out there, have a great day xx
    formieyesonly formieyesonly 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Well, this certainly isn't the first story I thought I'd write on EP. My father passed away unexpectedly in July. It still seems somewhat surreal. We'd go for weeks without...
    enigmaticgeek enigmaticgeek 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    I found out my father was cheating on my mother when I was 13 years old. My mom stuck with him and during my senior year I found out he didn't end his relationship with his...
    tiaaa12 tiaaa12 18-21, F Sep 7

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    New Daddy powering. The divorce is gonna happen so here's my new ring, my three children, their little hearts of love fuel and energize this ring. No new love, challenge or...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 5 Responses Sep 8

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    Do you take the time to teach your children? I try very hard to be a good father to my children. To love them and hold them, to show them what a man should be. Everyday I try to...
    dickgrayson1 dickgrayson1 46-50, M Sep 9

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    Me and my fiancée think that we might be having a baby. We're not exactly sure but she is possibly a month along. I'm going to get a test just to be sure. People usually freak out...
    JackSkerington JackSkerington 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 10

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    My father remarried to a ***** and had a son of whom she has alienated against me. When I asked why'd he have to remarry, he said, "Did you expect me to wait around my whole life...
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F Sep 11

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    "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" You were once my one companion You were all that mattered You were once a friend and father Then my world was shattered Wishing you were...
    afoolishheart afoolishheart 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I got pregnant and was so happy then my daughters father left me for another woman and I had the baby. He is a great dad but he is such a horrendous rude obnoxious idiot with me he...
    Onedaybaby Onedaybaby 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    My biological clock has officially started ticking... As I slowly reach my mid 20s, the idea of going out for a drink and looking for random women to hook up with seems dull. I've...
    Danimmortal Danimmortal 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    It makes me sad and angry, especially since im a single dad raising a daughter on my own, to see all the girls her age here whose fathers are such b#stards! cowards
    AntonioV AntonioV 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    And so it begins.... As soon as the weather grows cooler, my father begins to abuse the medications he is prescribed. He mixes them with alcohol and thus far, is on a four day...
    QuiriousMe QuiriousMe 36-40, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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