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I Am a Single Father

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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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    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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    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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    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 Jun 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Dec 5, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    Dora182 Dora182 22-25, F Sep 9, 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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    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 10 Responses May 28, 2009

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    HvacproffTX HvacproffTX 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Apr 9, 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 5 Responses Apr 8

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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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    Happy mothers day to you men doing everything

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

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 14

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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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    Related Experiences

    Fück I hate this brand new hell of "co-parenting" our kids when as their father I see them 2 days a week. But I am clear about what I believe is their best interests. I am hoping...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    New Daddy powering. The divorce is gonna happen so here's my new ring, my three children, their little hearts of love fuel and energize this ring. No new love, challenge or...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 5 Responses Sep 8

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    "I don't get to be that Dad" I breathe in a shaky breath As I walk my girls to their first day of school this sudden realization hits me and knocks the wind out of me "I don't...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I've been estranged from my father 8 of the past 10 years. My parents divorced before my first birthday and my mother raised my older sister and I. When I was 3 my father...
    SomedayHeWillBeMine SomedayHeWillBeMine 22-25, F Aug 23

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    Need advice from some single moms!!i am a single mom of 2, not by choice, my husband cheated, when he left he never really looked back. I've been nagging him for about a year to...
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 5

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    So I have a son who is about a year and a half. I am also pregnant again. Same father. He told me as soon as I got pregnant again he wanted nothing to do with me relationship wise...
    DarlingAnna DarlingAnna 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    I'm a single parents to a beautiful lil girl who's just starting her terrible twos! Ekkk help her father been Mia since she was 5 months old doesn't call doesn't text nothing I'm...
    mtndew25 mtndew25 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I'm a proud single mother to a beautiful 7 year old daughter. I love her with every fiber of my being and wouldn't trade a moment with her for anything. I've found life is much...
    MysteriousBlu10 MysteriousBlu10 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 11

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    My parents filed for divorce about a month ago. My grandma has been abused and is unhappy in her marriage. My aunt divorced when I was young. My other aunt was beaten by her...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    (This experience entry is a book and I am sorry for the length. I just need to sort my thoughts and vent to no one in particular.) Well, he did it. Diesel pulled the trigger last...
    Mandaryn Mandaryn 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been a single parent since my son's father left the country when I was 3 months pregnant. To be fair his visa didn't allow him to stay and the pregnancy was not planned. The...
    rainbowdolohin rainbowdolohin 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I never got to see my mother, so did all my sisters, and my father had a hard time with the three of us, and made us independent. When I was 5, my eldest sister was already an...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F Aug 27