I Am a Single Father

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 231 People

    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
    Jan 3, 2015

    Sometimes I just want to let goSay good-bye

    and fall with the crystal white snowI watch the world pass me byI stand and watch from a distancethe trees and grass growI watch the light of the moon of many lonely nightsdance upon the world reflecting such a lonely lightI still hear the laughs of the kids playing in the...
    deadpoetzombiedude deadpoetzombiedude
    41-45, M
    Feb 8, 2016

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 1, 2015

    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
    1 Response Dec 4, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 11, 2014

    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...
    36-40, M
    Dec 26, 2014

    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
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Aug 31, 2013

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Apr 3, 2013

    My son is 2 years old,

    have had custody for over a year
    DynamiteMike DynamiteMike
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 12, 2014

    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

    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
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2012

    Happy Fathers Day out there to all the great

    Dads in EP land. Have a spectacular day!
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2014

    One thing I dreaded as the morning went on is

    having to tell my daughter that her puppy died last night. My girl is emotional and I know this is going to hurt her. She loved that dog.
    dontgitbit dontgitbit
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    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
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Oct 21, 2014

    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

    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
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2014

    He will be 12 next year

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

    I was seeing a girl we were going in different

    directions and she left me and I moved. 9 months later she has a baby boy. He was born addicted to opiates and benzos. I was told about him and was by his side in 5 hours and have staied there since. His mom and I tried to work things out for him. She never put me on the...
    mulder mulder
    4 Responses Apr 17, 2016

    I have a 19 year old daughter,

    that I have had full custody, since she was 8 months old. Mother has been out of the picture, because she met someone that has money and all, but this man hates kids. I love my daughter and always will.
    lonelyanddivorced lonelyanddivorced
    51-55, M
    Sep 27, 2015

    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
    36-40, M
    8 Responses Oct 13, 2013

    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, 2015


    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
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    Single Dad

    I am a 28year old single dad of a 3 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. The real mom has some series issues and was very abusive and controlling. For example, she would go out( she would be aloud to go out not I) get drunk beat me up. One time she went to the hospital being...
    Mike98 Mike98
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2013

    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.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2015

    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
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 27, 2014
    HvacproffTX HvacproffTX
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Feb 10, 2014

    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
    9 Responses Dec 11, 2012

    I lived in South Korea

    for eleven years. I married a Korean woman, and had a son. My wife had depression, and my marriage was rocky. Last year we all moved to Canada. My wife was very depressed and decided to move back to Korea, leaving me and my three year old son in Canada. For the past nine...
    Dad73 Dad73
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 12, 2015

    It's difficult being a single father.

    I never can get everything done ever. Of course my daughter comes first but just feel like I'm chasing instead of ahead of the game. Exhausting.
    jcomnimax jcomnimax
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    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
    7 Responses May 2, 2011

    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...
    66-70, M
    1 Response Apr 9, 2013

    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
    15 Responses Jan 5, 2013

    Happy early Father's Day to all the single dads

    out there! I hope you enjoy the weekend with your babies!
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 14, 2014

    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
    20 Responses Jun 19, 2012

    True enough. Dad to three!

    They drive me crazy but I love them to bits! But then, that's family!
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Oct 20, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

    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

    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
    deleted deleted
    Jan 2, 2015

    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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