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I Am a Single Dad

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    Have Been For 7 + Years Now

    It has been just me and the kiddos for over 7 years now.  I have three kids, two boys 19 and 13, and my little princess, who is 8.  When I first got custody of them they were 12, 6 and 16 months.  At first it was completely overwhelming and sometimes even quite...
    garys5150 garys5150 46-50 32 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    Gay Guy Looking For A Free Surrogate Mother

    I am a 28 year old gay guy and I wanted to have a child. I am looking for a surrogate mother or what we call "babymaker" who will bore my child. No strings attached or marriage. I just want to have a child. Thanks.
    bootsguy bootsguy 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 25, 2013

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    When We Fail Our Children We Fail Ourselves And Society Around Us.

    Children do ask to be brought into this world our actions create them and they are gifts. It is up to us to nurture, love unconditionally, and guide them to become independent, creative and productive. When we fail them we fail ourselves and society around us.
    KinkyJerseyCpl KinkyJerseyCpl 46-50 Jan 12, 2013

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    Scared Of Dissapointing

    My 6yr old son is my reason for living everyday. But I'm scared of bieng a dissapointment to him.
    Trev6 Trev6 31-35 4 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    My Best Friend.

    Where do I begin? I have 3 boys. 14, 12 and a 9 year old. My boys are my world and they have saved my life. I'm sure no one here thought they would be sharing a story but here we are. My best friend and the mother of my angels was taken from us in a tragic accident. It's been...
    hodranreb hodranreb 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    Unexpected.

    So 2 months ago now, my girlfriend, literally shoved our 3 months old son at me. She announced that we were over, and that she wanted nothing to do with the "vermin" that I now held. I knew from the first month that she certainly did not want the baby. She believed in waiting...
    InsertObscenityHere InsertObscenityHere 18-21 9 Responses May 6, 2011

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    I Am A Single Dad And I'm F'n Awesome

    So about 2 years ago my wife cheated on me and we have been divorced for almost a year now. The kids live with me which is awesome, but my ex wife is a nightmare! She constantly goes way out of her way to make my life hell, including missing her visits with the kids so whatever...
    Rmk1319 Rmk1319 31-35, M Nov 30, 2013

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    I,M A Single Dad

    Single dad of six kids ,after18 yrs of marriage never thought it would happen to me,all between 2-12. And couldn,t be happier,100% custody and somehow find time to work fulltime (well sorta) 9-3 lol. My kids and I live in the country,do a lot of sledding ,and skidooing...
    extrbusydad extrbusydad 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    My Most Important Job

    As I was driving home from the hospital on the day my son was born, I kept getting images of his face in my mind, accompanied by an intense rush of emotion that was almost awwgasmic, as though the Universe was telling me: This is important; look after this. And I've obeyed that...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 16 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    I Am Single Dad

    i have 4 kids 3 girls and a son when i left my x wife i had my two oldes girls with me for 2 years this past nov my x lost my little girl and son so i got my son and the 3 of them all treat me like there mom dose and it kills me.thay dont talk to there mom much she dont call...
    bdogg316 bdogg316 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    I Am Very Sad !

    I am a child of divorced parents all my life I did everything possible to I do not have a child of divorced parents now I am going to have a son and probably a divorce !!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    Married But Feels Like Single Dad..

    I m married, but fee like I m single dad.. I don't get along with my wife, so she behaves n do things the way she feels like..she leave our home for months n I hv to take care of kids n house on my own.. Breakfast, school, my work, dinner... Kids loves me for what I do for them...
    Man4luv2u Man4luv2u 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2012

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    Anyone around? I have rare alone daddy time

    tonight and just wanted to chat with some people!
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    Sleeping Late

    My son and I go 15 rounds every weekend. He would sleep in until 3pm. Instead, I get him up by noon every weekend. Does anyone else have similar problems?
    mdg1 mdg1 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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    One Summer

    i was single dad to my two boys from the ages of 10 and11 when my wife left with a guy she worked with i was never going to be a ordinary dad i was only 30 but i did my best one summer when the boys were 14 and 15 i asked them if they wanted to go back to there roots for the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 27, 2013

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    I think single dads are

    so attractive. I've always had a weird thing for them and I'm not quite sure why.. Hmm
    lilmisssme lilmisssme 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 26

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    Every Day Is A Reminder

    I was made a widower 18 months ago, when my wife lost her battle with cancer at the age of 33. Her illness and death were of course very traumatic for me personally and for my son and two daughters aged 7, 5, and 3. Losing my wife like this was a double edged sword. On the one...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    Survival

    I lost my home business and family 5yrs ago I hit a wall hard but since then I lost my house through ill health affecting my mobility. But I got custody off my kids nearly 3yrs ago and never looked back its hard work got a teenage girl and boy, yes I live on benifits but not for...
    pag1971 pag1971 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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    Being A Single Parent Dad

    Yep iam a single dad with 2 teenage boys with me. I only had 4 days notice that the boys would be moveing in with me. In my own experience the single parent mums get alot more help from the state. This is all new to me. What to claim for, advice etc. I know for a fact that mums...
    Butch2158 Butch2158 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    It's The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love

    I'm 46. My boy is 16 next month. I am told how great a father I am constantly. But I don't feel it. Part of it stems from my years long battle with depression and anxiety. I think I also regret that I wasn't always able to give him the life I think he deserves. Short story: Lost...
    mdg1 mdg1 41-45, M 8 Responses Aug 31, 2011

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    Iam Not A Single Dad

    Some people asked me why I belonged to this group..No, Iam not a single dad but I salute these kind of men who never neglected their children since the day they were born.I can relate to them because my papa showed us this strange unconditional love that its very rare for a man...
    TemptressKassandra TemptressKassandra 31-35 4 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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    Recently Seperated, Having Troubles Dealing With The Hurt

    I'm recently seperated from my wife. We have two children together a boy and a girl, 3 and 2 respectively. I wasn't my decision. Not to say that I didn't have fault in the situation, but I worked tirelessly to try and avoid what's not my reality and my children's reality, but it...
    AtrusX AtrusX 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 24, 2010

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    Never Give Up

    So i have been separated from my wife for 4 years now and have never heard the words your doing a good job or that im a good dad from her.Dont get me wrong!I dont need to hear that from her but it does hurt ........until now.Ive kept my mouth shut,respected her,treated her with...
    cedrekd cedrekd 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    Weekend Dad....:(

    My life took a turn for the worst (so i thought at the time), 4/5 years ago, i was an exteremly happy " family man ", a 3yr old beautiful boy, decent Job, happy marriage... so i thought!! I dont want to go on about my split from the ex... but my story is about how i thought my...
    Wilsh17 Wilsh17 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    Single Dad In Search Of Close Friends Or Gf

    Hey im john Im blk n greek 38 im 6 5 love music n sports im.loyal romantic very sexual n loving born in chicago now in miami I.wanna get to kno.u wats ur number.lets talk ima txt u text me up lets talk 7863663729 im.lookn.for relationship or jus a textn bud but im that guy thas...
    Miamidad786 Miamidad786 36-40, M Oct 28, 2012

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    I Love You Even Through All The Pain

    Hey Riley, I wanted to write you another letter. I want to let you know that I will be writing letters as you grow up to show you the struggles you and I went through and so I can keep a catalog for you of my emotions and our struggles in our life. My goal is to present you with...
    ioudas ioudas 26-30, M 5 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    Baby Momma I'm So Tired Of You !!!

    I just found out that I'm going to be a father and it's like a down hill cycle with me and my partner I'm at the point of just doing this all my self we fuss fight and argue almost every day now .... She is only 3 months prego .... I don't want her to stress because I want a...
    99problems4me 99problems4me 22-25 1 Response Nov 21, 2011

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    A Lone Traveler

    Its a beautiful world, lot to explore, lot to see and experience together, and to achieve. Never thot it would be a lone journey, well, without a partner. Its different now, there still is fun, life still charms and bringing surprises as days go by, some are good, some not so. I...
    HighLanderTX HighLanderTX 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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    19 Years Old Raising 3 Teens And A Baby

    So i juss turned 19, and i am the legal guardian of my 17 yr old sister, my 16 yr old sister, my 17 yr old brother, and my 2 yr old daughter. Long story short, our parents were killed in a car crash three years ago, we all went into foster care.. when i turned 18 i got my own...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    I'm twenty-six years old

    and I've been a single dad to my fourteen year old step sister Kelly for twelve years now. After both our parents died, she had no living family members on her side of the family, since her mother was an only child and both grandparents past away years before this happened...
    coachzoni coachzoni 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Why is being a single dad to my teenage daughter

    so strange to some people so many women think it's strange cos she decided to stay with me when me & her mum split . My ex does everything she can to make my life hard but she was the one that didn't want our daughter when we split . I just don't get this whole what your...
    londonboy1 londonboy1 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 11

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    Yup I,m a single Dad .

    Full time single dad 6 kids 100% custody .Always tired ,always working, butttttttt my kids make me laugh and give me the energy to keep going. Tonight I looked in the mirror ,figured it was time for the bimonthly haircut ,which I do myself. Not quite shave my head but pretty...
    extrbusydad extrbusydad 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 13

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    Ya I'm a single dad..

    . Sense when does that mean I am a bad father...? I love my daughter and I do everything for her and with her... She's the only reason I'm still alive and that's no joke. But everyone looks at a single dad as if he is either a piece of shot and or should not have a date or talk...
    Chevy3505 Chevy3505 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 31

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    How Did This Ever Happen????

    I had a wonderful family and wife that I thought I would grow old with. But, life just threw me a curve ball I’m afraid I won’t be able to handle. I found out a year and a half ago that the women and mother of my children was cheating on me and our life together ended over...
    MaybeBetterOff MaybeBetterOff 36-40, M 7 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    Clean.

    when I became a single dad I found something that suprised me. My daughter always leaves cleaner with her curly hair brushed and detangled just to come back needing more attention in the area of hygiene and hair. And moms the one with a tub, I only have a shower. Are there many...
    horsemamseeking horsemamseeking 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2012

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    my son came to live with me a few years ago,

    never been happier. last few years have been amazing. He turns 18 in July and in Sept off to university....will be sad to see him go but proud he turned out good and independent. Was hard at times on us both but..we're getting there...
    spankwire spankwire 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 23

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    I lived with my girlfriend

    for years. She was cheating on me so I was about to break up with her when we found out she was pregnant. After discussing the situation we both decided we would give the relationship another chance and got married for the benefit of the child. It was at the time the best...
    JessiePinkman JessiePinkman 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    Me And Mine

    Im a single dad. Was not always the case but life changes. Was not easy at first but it gets better.
    UkToday UkToday 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I am a full time single dad of 3 awesome kids. I have a 13 year old daughter, a 5 year old daughter, and 11 year old son. Their mother has been completely out of the picture for...
    nirmus nirmus 36-40, M Jul 22

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    It looks like my marriage is on the way out and I'll be a single dad soon. More than likely I will have the kids most of the time. Advice from anyone who has been through this...
    xJojack xJojack 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I don't know if it's a daddy complex, since all the complex' I've heard of is people lacking a father figure growing up. I've always known my dad, and we have always been really...
    leejoonnieoppa leejoonnieoppa 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    It's been two months. This pain is killing me. Right now one of my concerns is not to forget the sound of his voice or his smell. It sucks. I think movies can never capture and...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I miss my dad, and he's asleep in his bed down the hall.
    teawithharry teawithharry 18-21, T 13 hrs ago

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    My dad used to do drugs and was abusive to my mom and my little brother and I. We used to run away from him growing up. Never been stable. Have mental issues. When he drinks...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    http://youtu.be/sMmTkKz60W8 Simple Man by Lynyrd. By law, I have to allow my son to be with his dad and go back with his dad after he has been with me. - Heart-wrenching this...
    AndThatsTaken AndThatsTaken 36-40, F Aug 4

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    I love my girls they are my world but I just get a but down being the only adult they have to make their world perfect. We are halfway through our main summer holidays and I...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    So I know I should always love my dad and be grateful for everything he's given me, but I really cannot stand him most of the time!! He pays for everything for me and my mom always...
    sindianau sindianau 18-21, F Jul 23

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    ADVICE ON DATING A SINGLE MOM: The first thing you need to think about is if you start seeing her are you truly ready to be a dad to her kids. Nothing is worse than kids meeting...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    ADVICE ON DATING A SINGLE MOM: The first thing you need to think about is if you start seeing her are you truly ready to be a dad to her kids. Nothing is worse than kids meeting...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    ADVICE ON DATING A SINGLE MOM: The first thing you need to think about is if you start seeing her are you truly ready to be a dad to her kids. Nothing is worse than kids meeting...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I don't mind being single, but when your parents are so in love, along with my sister getting married soon. I'm the only single one pretty much in the whole mom side and dad side...
    theshellofthesea theshellofthesea 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I'm 21 I work hard and go to school I'm single at the time and I have my own apt things with money get really tight I would like a suger daddy that won't be obsessing and...