I Am Afraid I Am Going To Turn Out Like My Father

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    My father died in his forties when I was 8, in a car crash he caused - as I learned much later -  by being stubborn and refusing to take his meds (he was epileptic). He was a sensitive, complicated and talented man. Still, he couldn't make anything out of his talents - or so...
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    2 Responses Dec 23, 2010


    I am 32 years old and I am just now realizing that I have been on a destructive emotional path not unlike that of my father. He is an alcoholic and basically doesn't take resposibility for anything. I have known about his shortcomings for many years. He is unavailable. He...
    lnhlibra lnhlibra
    Dec 17, 2010

    "You're Just Like Your Father!"

    My father was not a good man.  He was an alcoholic, drug user and very abusive towards me and my mother and I have noticed that I have his exact temper.  When my mother gets mad at me really badly enough, she will even scream at me that I am just like him.  Those are the worst...
    deadmoon deadmoon
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2010

    "spitting Image Of Your Father"

    I never really had a good relationship with my father. It's not like he was NEVER there, but he never seemed to try to spend time with me, he just tried to get me to do all the work in the relationship. From what I've heard from my half brother and sisters, their relationship...
    NoWayToGoOn NoWayToGoOn
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2010
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