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I Am a Single Father

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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

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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

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    Raising Teenagers By Yourself

    Raising 2 teenage boys alone can be very tough. So many times I question myself and wonder if I am doing things the right way. I live in a small town where everyone knows every ones business. When people come up to me and tell me how polite and well mannered my boys are that...
    sledghammer sledghammer 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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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

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    How Do You Know When It's Time....

    to introduce your child to a woman with whom you've built a relationship? I have a daughter and my friend tells me that she already knows that there will be a natural tension between my daughter and her. That my kid will feel it to be a competition for my affection. This isn't...
    BoriquaTeddyBear BoriquaTeddyBear 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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    Single Father

    Hi, i'm a single father with a 2 year old daughter. My ex-wife and i divorced 5 months ago and we were 7 year together. She has my daughter custody. We are still 'friends' and the divorce was over because we lack the love for each other, we were just friends. We lost the sexual...
    dutraveller dutraveller 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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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

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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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    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

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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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    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

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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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    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

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    My Little Stars

    hi my name is Allan im 35 and the father of 2 beautiful little girls who are my infinte world ! my problem is that their mother is insanely jealouse of the love and bond i have with my girls ,she is very controling on a psycological level 2 the point its tourture and most times...
    Allan1978 Allan1978 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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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 8 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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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

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    He will be 12 next year

    and able to choose who to live with.
    silojin silojin 26-30, M Oct 19

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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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    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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    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

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Jan 23, 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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    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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    Missing My Son

    My divorce was finalized pretty quickly in February when my ex decided she wanted to move to Alabama from Illinois. She signed over custody of our son to me. She does, however, get him for June and July. I adapted quickly to being the only parent mostly because things were like...
    paullmurray paullmurray 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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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

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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 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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    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

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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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    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

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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 8 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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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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    Dora182 Dora182 22-25, F Sep 9, 2013

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    HvacproffTX HvacproffTX 51-55, M 5 Responses Feb 10

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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

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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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    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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    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

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    Got Custody Of My Son

    I got custody of my 3 year old son after my soon to be ex-wife decided she needed to concentrate on her partying. Not complaining though.
    VoodooChild1224 VoodooChild1224 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    I was stopped because of war in our area. I have managed to study sponsoring my self to senior four in 2001, I have tried to work such that I can raise up fees to go further but...
    sanairi sanairi 31-35, M Dec 3

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    Being a teenager and getting pregnant,is so terrible.... I was in twelve grade when i had my baby girl, my father kicked me out of the house, wanting to chop off my head, i was...
    Danzcho Danzcho 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I don't hate my father anymore. There is just no feelings. There could never be a happy, normal, healthy relationship between him and I And it makes me really sad
    Couldhelp Couldhelp 18-21, M 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am single and haven't dated anyone in a while and due to all of the girls i dated either cheated on me or didnt really care about me in any way im pretty happy to be single...
    leon625 leon625 18-21, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Single mothers are looked down upon for being in a relationship? Not all single mothers are looking for a guy, to replace daddy. Single mothers need love too. What's wrong with...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 9

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    Are there any other single parents out there that truly have no help? I feel like I'm the only one, but surely someone has gone through this or is going through this. My son is...
    Illwlkp12 Illwlkp12 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been reflecting on a lot of things today. My anxiety level felt like it was through the roof. It probably didn't help that I was pretty hungover. If I could describe what...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    Everyone seems so sad to be single, like there is this stigma that if you're not in a relationship then you're not as good of a person. I think being comfortable and confident...
    ToshiLSB ToshiLSB 18-21 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm single I haven't had a girl friend in forever and im still looking for that special girl. I'm not like other men I treat my women with dignity and will never cheat on her and i...
    harrison155 harrison155 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I am a logical personal and I am gonna sort out the wonders around my relationship with my father with logic and sense. I don’t understand the illogical behavior of my siblings...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I thought I wrote this here before, but I guess I was mistaken. It’s probably buried somewhere on my hard drive. Either way, it's on my mind and I'm going to write about it again...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M Dec 8

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