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I Am a Single Father

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    Full Time Father of 11 Y/o Daughter

    My x wife  has recently informed me that she is going to re-marry, and move out of the area. My 11 y/o daughter is going to stay with me, and my x will try to visit her on some weekends. I have the logistics taken care of. Getting my daughter to school and picking her up...
    craignc craignc 41-45 2 Responses Nov 30, 2008

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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 26-30, M 7 Responses Aug 30, 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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    Help

    hi im a single dad of 4 kids ive been with the girl for 7 years stuck by her all the was then all of a sudden she just desides she wants to be single and so she says needs space. she is young only 24 and all of her friends are single even the ones with kids i feel the friends...
    daddad daddad 31-35 1 Response Apr 27, 2008

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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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    I Made My Kids Cry Today

    We' d been to Cookeville which is a drive of about 45 minutes. Toy store...bookstore...movie store...hobby lobby... 3 shoe stores....and 2 game stores...and Arbys The two of them had been doing accents you know the usual sling blade, Arnold, Sean Connery, she does a killer...
    alphadave alphadave 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2012

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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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    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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    Use a Condom!

    I was 15, she was 15, we were stupid. She gave birth to my son when we were both 16. Almost immediately she decided that my parents would do the bulk of the raising (her parents were usually drunk). She thought that having "a kid hang around" would put a cramp in her...
    percypercy percypercy 26-30, M 7 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Why ???

    I am a divorced dad. We have 4 kids for whom I obtained sole custody. I am the cleaner, cook and scrubber. Dogs body, taxi and comforter. I wear all the hats in the house. Our Divorce agreement stipulated, to begin with, free communication between parents in the planning of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 31, 2011

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    Wishing She Was Here

    I lost my wife of 13 years, 13 years ago coming Sept. 2012, she was 37 and had a massive heart attack, so young, we had 2 kids our son was 11 and our daughter was 9, we were all devastated, but the worst was yet to come and how was I going to tell our 2 kids that they will never...
    sugeray13 sugeray13 46-50, M Aug 9, 2012

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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 2 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    Lost And Alone

    I am in the beginning of a divorce. My wife of 12 years is ending our marriage. We have been together for 21 yeqrs and have an 8year old girl. I am hurt and confused about the whole situation. I have tried for days to ask for reconsideration, however, she is not willing. I love...
    azsngldad azsngldad 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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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 1 Response Feb 3, 2013

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    Troubled Times

    Hello all. I must admit this is my first time on a site like this. I find myself in need of someone to speak with that may understand what I have been going through. Just within the past week I had my oldest daughter in to the walk-in clinic in my area with an injury that was...
    zachb1984 zachb1984 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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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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    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 5 Responses Apr 8

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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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    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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    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 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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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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    HvacproffTX HvacproffTX 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    Trouble Time

    Hi there I am Mike, I am a single dad of 2 handsome boys who r my world. It is hard raising them by myself. I am looking for other single dads that r like that i can share my spport and talk to if i need help. I am also looking for someone. Who can give me some adivse or just...
    father2 father2 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    For The Last 3 Years..

    I have a 9 year old son and a 6 year old little girl. They live with me half the time. At first it was hard to balance it all alone. I don't have any family in the area so it was rough. But now it's much easier and things are going great :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 23, 2012

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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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    Jealous Girlfriend

     Im a single father of 5 and have sole custody of all five of my children , I started dating a girl two years  ago  she's 26  and Im 36 . She has no children or never been married , she started off being a wonderful friend and support for me  then in time...
    Ismael72 Ismael72 36-40, M 9 Responses May 28, 2009

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    Single Father For 11 Years...

    I met my ex-wife when I was stationed with the Air Force in Japan. She was a beautiful young lady from Tennessee and I fell for her very quickly. We decided after only a few months to get married and did so while on a trip to Alaska with our squadron. Our oldest son was born...
    stvwilson stvwilson 36-40 2 Responses Jun 24, 2011

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    Single Father/financial Struggles

    i am new to this as i was searching for somewhere to vent or tell my story. As of 10/10/12 i lost my wy wife of 42 yrs old. It was quick and sudden. Well i have out with my 2 kids we are sturggling to live as i have the one job and usually take home $1000 a month. But i am...
    jlvideo jlvideo 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2012

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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 10 Responses Dec 11, 2012

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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 1 Response Jan 23, 2013

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    Lost and All Alone

    Hi I am a male, 35 years of age, I lost my parents recently, who were my best friends and supporters who never lead or did me wrong. I was in a relatioship with a beautiful young woman until recently when I figured we'd be better off alone and away from one another. I miss her...
    Dolton Dolton 31-35 1 Response Jan 20, 2009

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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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    Single Father Experience.

    I am a single father. I am 41 years young. My daughter is 7 years old. I haven't seen her since she was born. My ex has used the Family Court to parentially alienate me from my daughter by moving to another state and denied me all visitation rights. That has angered me and made...
    mcneill40 mcneill40 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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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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    I am a single dad as well -

    and have been since about three years ago. Lovely and wonderful experiences and wouldn't trade it for the world, although puberty can be challenging and a lot of work as well as being awkward. But, God, it's nice to see her growing emotionally and intellectually and the things...
    ArmyDad757 ArmyDad757 31-35, M 1 day ago

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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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    Getting Used to New Lifestyle

    Recently I left the company I was with for the last 23 years. My ex wife moved out of the area, and remaried. I have primary custody of my twelve year old daughter. I take her to school and pick her up everyday. Homework, showers, sports and everything else, it's...
    craignc craignc 41-45 6 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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    Dora182 Dora182 22-25, F Sep 9, 2013

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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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    I'm A Sigle Mom

    I am a female, 37 years of age. I'm a sigle mom of 8 years old  twin daughter. About 2 yeas past that my ex husband never come to see my twin daughter. I take care my daughter by my self. Earn money by my self. many time I feel lonely. I'd have friend to talk to. :)
    2girlsmom 2girlsmom 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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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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    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 17 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Just contact me if you are a single mom above the age of 25 years and we can get to know each other. Am a black guy, single father whose 30 years old.
    evankaregi evankaregi 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My mother suddenly died two years ago at age 57 and my father started dating again shortly after. It was understandably an incredibly horrific time for my father and it was...
    SisyphusGirl SisyphusGirl 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Ok. I want to clarify regarding my comments. Simple, male or female, nobody has the right to hurt you. Now then, i've seen sexists on both sides. "Yeah man, dump that *****!" or...
    Yearsgoby Yearsgoby 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    My father used to be my idol when I was small, but know I hate him with a fiery passion. When I was 8 years old I found out that he sleeps with other women. I found this out...
    Yasora Yasora 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    When I got pregnant at 17 my then boyfriend forced to live in their house which was a hell cause his father is an alcoholic dickhead. I've tried many times to leave my husband but...
    alivia25 alivia25 26-30, F 14 hrs ago

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    Being a single parent means double the stress, double the pain n double the tears. But it also means double the hugs, double the love n double the PRIDE. Proud to be a single...
    orangeblossom7 orangeblossom7 26-30, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    People were surprised when I told them I don't have a bf, they wouldn't believe it. They would think that I probably have too many guys chasing me so I'm taking my own time to pick...
    Iamlouis Iamlouis 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I WILL BE SINGLE NOT BECAUSE I WANT TO , BUT BECAUSE MEN ARE JERKS NO MAN DESERVE TO BE WITH ME, I CAME OUT TO THIS WORLD ALONE AND I SHELL DIE ALONE
    collegegirl20 collegegirl20 18-21, F 39 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    So this is the first time I'm telling anyone about why I'm single, it was 2 years ago I was out walking which I usually did and I met this guy he followed me and asked me to meet...
    Justwannasing91 Justwannasing91 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 24

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    I've been a single parent child since I was 2 months old. Dad has my custody but he lives alone... And I guess a part of him blamed himself for not being a good father but I missed...
    akmsara akmsara 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I've noticed majority of criminals came from a single parent household . The kids at my school lots of them have no father they act up at school. They come from single parent...
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I did something that was so hard for me to do a couple of weeks ago. I said Kaddish for both my father as well as my son together. It has been hard to say it for my dad for the...
    PerryGrosser PerryGrosser 51-55, M Apr 10

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