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I Am a Single Father

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    Hi I am a single father of 2 a 13 year old boy

    and a 10 year old girl . I have full custody and still find it hard my ex suffers severe adjustment dissorder with depression and anxiety and is still a pain after 4 years but that is just part of the problem. 2 years ago I was lucky to find a job to support my kids however...
    neddy66 neddy66 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2014

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    Happy early Father's Day to all the single dads

    out there! I hope you enjoy the weekend with your babies!
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 14, 2014

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    I Like Being A Dad

    I am the proud daddy of a wonderful 16 year old. Her mom and I divorced when she was 5 so I wasn't very active in her upbringing. Her mom did a good job with her. She is smart, funny and can ask questions that make me blush. It is truly fun being an older dad. I dread the day...
    PHARTZ PHARTZ 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 9, 2013

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    Lucas has been asking me about his mommy

    recently. i can explain every detail of her to him but i will never ever be able to explain how a mother can just walk away from her child without looking back. i want to say its her loss but to Lucas that doesn't make a difference. i don't thick she'll ever realize how much she...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    i'm nathan i am a 31 year old single dad with a

    8 year old son. my wife and i couldn't have children on our own so we adopted him from the same city i was born in in eastern Europe (it is Bucharest Romania but we both look more like were from Moscow or Ukraine.) anyway when my son was 2 my wife made a decision to walk out on...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    I love being a father to my joyous little

    daughter. Best thing ever happened. I get exhausted tho. Sometimes I feel like I'm being pulled by everyone in different directions. Crazy?
    jcomnimax jcomnimax 36-40 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    Father To An 11 Year Old Daughter...

    I am a 30 year old father to an amazing 11 year old girl, Dylan, and since she was a baby, it's been the two of us. Her mother and I were quite young when we had her, but that was never a problem. We knew we were responsible enough to take care of a baby, which is why we tried...
    markwesley markwesley 26-30, M 1 Response May 5, 2011

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    My son is 2 years old,

    have had custody for over a year
    DynamiteMike DynamiteMike 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 12, 2014

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    Late To The Game - Single Dad Of Two Young Women

    I have been married for over 22 years to a woman who is wonderful in many ways. She has bipolar disorder, unfortunately. I knew there was something wrong for years, but I was busy providing for the family and helping out my two older children from a previous marriage - I...
    MisterGharp MisterGharp 56-60 2 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    Fathers Day It’s Fathers day Spent the last

    24 hours with my kids How they’ve grown I’m so proud They’re survivors to the end The times I can’t count How much violence they were fed As a single father I was such a psychopath Now I witness how upstanding they have became This afternoon they departed to their...
    darkreality68 darkreality68 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

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    About 7 years ago my ex-wife walked out on me

    and my then 7 year old son for another man. It was a difficult situation to deal with especially being that I was in the military at the time. After getting divorced and sole custody of my son, it has been a tough road to recover but my son and I have worked hard to right the...
    natureboy98204 natureboy98204 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I am a single father.

    My oldest son lives with me at home full time. The joys I share with him are unspeakable… Sometimes we have moments that I find crazy funny….. Yet very stupid/silly..… But it is very much a part of who we are as a family… Normally I wouldn't share this…. But I found it...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 10 Responses Apr 22

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    I Am A Single Father Too .....

    4 years ago my world was turned upside down.  My wife of 14 years serves me divorce papers.  She had started an affair with some guy she met online playing WoW.  She wanted to be free to do what she wants and whenever she wants.  She said she felt trapped in a life that was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 2, 2011

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    Over A Decade of Healing&My Children Are Still

    Damaged-In 2000,my long time girlfriend of 12 years removed from a banking account which belonged to me 100,000,000 Greek Drachmas(about 400,000 USD) and took a plane from Istanbul to Los Angeles in company of our 5 year old girl and 7 year old boy while I was away in Israel for...
    LadinoAbba LadinoAbba 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    There is Lego and building bolts & play dough

    and it's way too loud for my neighbours...Cassia my dreamy six year old is with Berryred Bear...Micah the four year old laughs loud and plays along...Avielle my nine year old is tucked into my shoulder as I EP iPhone this... I love it. I live for these moments as a single dad...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 5

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    My son Lucas has mononucleosis just found out

    today after being up with him last night complaining bout a sore throat he will be spending hollowed in the hospital hooked up to a oxygen mask and a iv with a feeding tube. he's sleeping right now but all the parents reading this have fun while taking your kids out dressed up...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    my brother was babysitting my son

    while i was at work i got home late due to weather conditions, walked in on them watching American pie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm almost certain i can have my brother arrested for that. watching a adult movie with graphic sexual explicit details with an 8 year old child.
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Soon To Be A Single Dad. Maybe?

    I have been married for ten years. In the last three years I was laid off and went back to school. During this time my wife says I was gone to much and she got bored. She is an alcoholic and cheats on me all the time. I have two boys 9 and 10. I love them very much. I feel I have...
    budwilkinson budwilkinson 36-40, M 7 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    Lucas told me he wanted to stay up till

    midnight to see the new year. i told him he could stay up if he could stay awake till midnight. he told me that he could do it with eyes closed. He was out cold by 9:30. :DDDDDD happy new year
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M Jan 2

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    Long Struggle-After my wife died suddenly of

    abdominal aneurysm in 2003 after 12 years of marriage I spent nearly 250.000 USD searching for my 10 and 8 year old children and my wife's remains in the United States. I permitted my wife to establish permanent residence in her homeland in 2001 in Tennessee. Her greedy and...
    Valentindelapontes Valentindelapontes 41-45, M Mar 22

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    True enough. Dad to three!

    They drive me crazy but I love them to bits! But then, that's family!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 20, 2014

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    My Ex Wants Me Dead

    My ex has taken my son, my income, my house and my life away from me. I treat every day as new day and look for the strength to move forward. It's not easy, but I truly believe I will prevail!
    Kpc2424 Kpc2424 31-35, M 9 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    Me And My Daughters!

    I am the proud father of two young and awesome little human beings! Their mother and I ran into some heavy trouble and she opted out of the marriage about 11 months ago - it wasnt unexpected, but it has not been an easy situation for us all! I am ok for one, like i said i had...
    Jabbathekatt Jabbathekatt 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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    I'm a single dad, I've had sole custody of my

    son since he was 7 months old, his mom pretty much abandon him around 4 months. I love my son more than anything and basically gave up everything to care for him and make sure he's always safe and healthy.. He's 20 months now.. I just feel like I'm loosing it lately, can find a...
    youngbuck8512 youngbuck8512 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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    The Complexity That Is...My Life

    Where to start....my mom left when i was 2 and my dad remarried when i was 3. My stepmom resented me and my older sister so much, and we were such good kids. She used us as her outlet for any and all emotions negative. From psychological abuse to physical to just plain wrong...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    Dad

    We three have been with out "mom" for almost 8 years now. My daughter will soon be 12. My son is 16. Yes, it has been tough but I know it hasn't been easy on them either. I wish there had been some way to give them a more normal life. That choice was made for me. With that being...
    alphadave alphadave 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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    My Wife Seems To Hate My Son (Her Stepson).

    Before she moved in, the three of us got along great together, but at the time I also only had my son half the time. My son's mom decided to move across the country with her boyfriend of 3 months, and I ended up getting primary custody of my son, who now lives with me full time...
    singledad83 singledad83 31-35, M 10 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    He will be 12 next year

    and able to choose who to live with.
    silojin silojin 31-35, M Oct 19, 2014

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    I Am A 24 Yr Old Single Father With Two Boys.

    I am 24 yrs old and have two boys. My oldest is 5 yrs old and my youngest is 11/2 yrs. My boys do not have the same mother. I currently have full custody of my oldest son and joint custody of my youngest. Yes I have made some mistakes in my late teens...early 20's but I am a...
    twordenbluej twordenbluej 22-25 3 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    Apartment Life

    My son and i moved into an apartment complex about 5 years ago do to i could no longer cut the grass or do any snow removal. There is 7 of us that are better friends together than we are with any of the other people that live in this complex and just about every cool summer night...
    Gregg57 Gregg57 51-55, M 22 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    tl;wr: I'm on the verge of single fatherhood to

    three boys still hoping to make it work and I'm worried about how I will do. (tl;wr=to long;won't read) I am not a single father, but often it seems more and more that is the direction my life is headed. I think after our second child my wife was dealing with PPD and didn't...
    LOMD LOMD 31-35, M Dec 26, 2014

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    my most favorite thing in this world is being a

    father.....I love my daughter more than anything, she is my favorite person. That said are there any other single fathers with little girls that are now turned off by sex since having a little girl? Having taken care of her every day since she was born 3 and a half years ago I...
    N3rd33 N3rd33 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    HvacproffTX HvacproffTX 51-55, M 5 Responses Feb 10, 2014

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    Single Father Needs Help

    I'm a single father to my 7 (almost 8) year old son. He has tons of anxiety issues and is nervous everywhere we go. I feel like he's getting older now, and he should be growing out of this. On top of that, he's incredibly clingy. I'm not a very physical person; I don't like...
    RJDoute RJDoute 26-30 9 Responses Dec 11, 2012

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    Happy Fathers Day out there to all the great

    Dads in EP land. Have a spectacular day!
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2014

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    I am a single father with 3 children.

    I have been feeling burnt out lately. I love my kids dearly, I just think that I am mentally exhausted. I work full time and take care of them with no help. What little family is still alive is living in another state. Please don't judge me, I don't know what I would do...
    Joe1064 Joe1064 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    How Are We So Different

    I am a 42 year old single father. I have had sole custody of my son since he was 3 years old,and he is now 17. I sacrificed a lot for him and hate my life, yet he is a great kid. i am a complete loser who has failed at everything, am friendless, and hated by women. He is popular...
    tone77 tone77 41-45, M 20 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    Dora182 Dora182 22-25, F Sep 9, 2013

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    i am recently again a single father of 3 girls,

    its been rough n i recently had a mental break down, i love my gurls n am workin hard to raise them rite
    galiesyn galiesyn 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2014

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    19 And Love My Son

    I'm a single father to a 2 year old little boy named Bryxten. He's my world! His mother passed away in a car accident when he was only six months old. I'm no hero, if she was here she would be an amazing mother. She was beautiful and caring. I know down the road Bryxten is going...
    ItsAdamDude ItsAdamDude 18-21, M 16 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    Happy mothers day to you men doing everything

    on your own. If no one says it just know that you are extremely appreciated.
    xxladyjadedxx xxladyjadedxx 22-25, F 1 Response May 11, 2014

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