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I Am a Single Father

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    I am eating with my son

    and daughter... my oldest stayed home... my middle little tells me about a vine app and some famous kid who has 2 million following... I asked... "is that alot?" he looks at me... and as serious as can be he says... that is 2% of the population of the earth.. I laugh and...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 2 Responses May 30

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Day of movies... One of the coolest.

    .. Mr. Peabody & Sherman Netflix.. Good day single dads... popcorn ready... ;)
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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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 2 Responses Jan 5

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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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    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 8 Responses Apr 22

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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 love my little girl.

    She makes me laugh unlike anyone in this world. I gave her my old Note 3 and she has played with it nonstop. Her favorite thing to do is speech to text. She doesn't type, she hits the voice button and talks to her phone. She also ask google EVERYTHING at all HOURS HA! Google...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 10

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    I got a call Saturday saying I needed to come

    get the kids at Grandma’s. I was supposed to get them Sunday, but no one is going to find me arguing about getting them early or keeping them longer. Being a single parent, going to school, and working, life can sometimes get crazy busy. I have to keep a schedule. I have never...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 1

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    Dad and moms,I sing this to my daughter.

    ..Thought i would share...If you don't have a song for your kids...;) 
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 3 Responses May 29

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 9 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 21 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    My son and I are taking sailing lessons.

    .. Fun for sure... BUT!!!! Sailing kicked my *** today... My son and I about had a heart attack.. The boat heeled in a storm and scared us to death... I am knot jibing HA!
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 20

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

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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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    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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    My father is currently slipping away due to liver failure and everything else that follows. My dad was a loving father, with an addiction. He was not abusive, he just withdrew from...
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    My grandparents took custody of me when I was very young. Then at 12, I wanted to live with my mom (mom and dad have not been together since I was a year old), she was very...
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