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I A Father of 3

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    Feelings of Failure Even During Successg

    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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    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 7

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    I was thinking about how my life would have been if I weren't in this situation I am right now. How things would be different. What if I didn't marry for the sake of security, for...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 9 Responses Apr 3

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    My husband and I pay half the rent, the utilities, and buy all our own groceries, but he tells everyone that he supports us. Not only does he not buy us food, but he eats all ours...
    jennytressler jennytressler 41-45 Apr 6

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    bad father is an understament. my father abandoned. me when i was 5. i had a horrible father. he is dead to me.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    FAITH. Love. Hope. Peace. The only way that I survive the last several years. It's difficult for me to admit that I am emotionally abused. I often wonder if it is all in my head...
    Seasongal Seasongal 13-15 2 days ago

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    CalledByTheVoid CalledByTheVoid 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I can't remember my father and going on what I know, I don't think I want too. My uncle has always been my father as well as my uncle. He's an amazing understanding guy and I love...
    RJH16 RJH16 16-17, M Mar 30

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    When I was really little, I did a lot with my father. We went camping, we did a lot of charity work, both had a love for the outdoors. But somewhere along the way, our relationship...
    eveylind eveylind 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    jburnette1 jburnette1 36-40, M Apr 8

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    bannaaaa627 bannaaaa627 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I felt wrong when I looked at my mother's phone and viewed her internet history, but she had been acting suspicious and private about her cellphone for months and I needed to know...
    StellaClammy StellaClammy 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Hi I go by Fruitypunch15 I was disowned by my own Father as of yesterday.And why was I disowned by him you ask? The only reason my father disowned me is because I would not call my...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 3 days ago

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    What I have to say is not ideal and likely stuns but it is truth. I am a father as all in this group. My sole child is a soon 21 year old daughter. She is a multilingual dual...
    BulgarMacedon72 BulgarMacedon72 41-45, M 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    As a separation, and subsequent divorce, approaches, I have noticed a temptation to be the "fun dad," always lobbying for the remaining minor to elect to live with me. But this is...
    streetcsi streetcsi 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 27

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    Today is the 4 year anniversary of my fathers death... I know I never really had a good relationship with my dad.. But I wish I could go back in time and try again..
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    **Abraham Clark: letter to Eias Dayton, July 4, 1776 - This seems to be a trying season, but that indulgent Father who hath hitherto Preserved us will, I trust, appear for our help...
    countrylivinggal countrylivinggal 31-35, F Apr 1

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    I just got off the phone with my dad, after not talking for nearly three months. He hasn't called me, so I haven't called him. He was excited to hear that I got a job this past...
    babyllove21 babyllove21 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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    baabara baabara 22-25, M Apr 2

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    Stickwithmebaby Stickwithmebaby 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    The real letter to my biological father, that I can't ever write .. Dear dad, I have gotten your letters. You ask why I don't write you often and how is life going here. I get that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I grew up with an acholoic/abusive father never felt like I got the childhood I deserved.
    missminimae missminimae 16-17, F Apr 11

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    I can't stop thinking of my dad who passed away this past fathers day I miss him so much we were suppose to rebuild our relationship but never had time to before he passed away and...
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 17

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    When your father is an angry alcoholic man child TELL ME WHO WOULD??!!?
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    He is a good provider but a mean man. We have a lot of kids and he gets so angry that they come behind him and mess up what he just cleaned. When he gets mad, he has no control. He...
    heavenlyrose118 heavenlyrose118 41-45, F 16 hrs ago

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    DayDreamer1394 DayDreamer1394 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Sometimes I think he's ashamed of me
    TrackStackz TrackStackz 13-15, M Mar 28

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    GatsbyinOk GatsbyinOk 46-50, M Mar 29

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