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I Am Not Close With My Father

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    I was at 3rd grade when I started questioning my 'existence'(why am I here and so on). Well this was the time when i started being curious of 'cutting' (that made me attempt suicide at this age w/out anyone else knowing) My father works out of the country and mostly just comes...
    xenna2 xenna2 22-25, F Sep 28, 2013

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    I used to be so close.

    .. Not anymore, I hate the way how he is always complaining. I feel like I am never good enough. It feels like he never understands me and is always judging me. Every time we talk about my future, and I say I want to do what I like, and he only thinks about making money later...
    GirlUnlimited GirlUnlimited 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    My dad will take ANY opportunity to criticize me

    and let me know he disapproves of me. His favourite topics are the clothes I wear and how my hair looks like. Fixing my hair or wearing "dressier" clothes doesn't help, instead he will say I am full of myself. I'm 26 and I live abroad so we don't fight much these days but...
    yellowtrees yellowtrees 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Once again, you have proved how self-centred

    you are. How you think that everything in this world concerns you, and just you. And for a self-proclaimed 'know it all'. You don't know even the simplest things about us or anything that has been going on in our lives. It angers me for giving you the benefit of the doubt. You...
    hopelessaddict hopelessaddict 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    Three Little Stories

    Dad and Me and Grandad The Swimming Lesson ‘No, please, stop.’ I struggled in his arms. He held me tighter by the waist and legs. Rough palms, tight grip. Through my tears I could see...
    BeththeButterfly BeththeButterfly 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    I am not speaking for myself,

    as I am pretty close to my father. My half-brother, on the other hand... his dad was never around. My mom didn't know where he was and she told me a story of how she actually went and found him (for what reason, I don't remember). When he did decide to come by once, my brother...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 22

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    Why?

    Paul, Do you understand what you really did? Not just to our family…but to each of us individually? You won’t admit it…I know you won’t…you emotionally, mentally, and physically abused my sister and me. It was mostly me. Why did you? What did we do? What did your...
    yamihirugashi yamihirugashi 22-25, F Mar 6, 2011

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    Sadly. He left when I was 11.

    The summer I moved up to secondary school. My teen years were lonely and fairly miserable. I missed my dad.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    Daddy's Little Girl

    Growing up Mom and Dad fought, a lot. And every time they got into it (that I can remember) I blamed myself. Something I still do to this day. My father was one of those men that were never ready to be a father. He lost his first daughter Renee when her mother kidnapped her. We...
    AngelofStone AngelofStone 22-25, F Apr 16, 2010

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    Fool Me Twice

    Caution: This is a rant, and may not make sense to any reader.To this day I'm not sure why it went through my head to contact him. On social networking of all things in 2010. Sheer desperation more than anything else I suppose. From meeting in secret at a pool tournament, to the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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    I used to be a daddy's girl

    when I was young. Not every a mamas girl. When I got older I stopped hanging with my dad. He got more into drugs and Drinking. I saw him get beat up one time right in front of me. Ever since that I become a mamas girl. I care about my mom more. I still care about my dad. Now I'm...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    You're not the only one.

    I never met mine but I ain't mad at him because he believed i would be a better man growing up without him, without him I wouldn't be here. Don't get me wrong my mother too, she was the gateway to this world.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Aug 6

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    And don't care to be.

    He made dumb decisions which led him to be in prison for most of my life. Thus leaving me with a psychopathic excuse for a Mother. I don't care if it wasn't his fault, should have used his common sense. Oh well.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Jul 5

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    I have never been terribly close with my father,

    though it probably doesn't help that even my earliest memories I have are bad ones. When I was very very young, maybe three, my parents had a big fight causing them to separate temporary, I chose to stay with my father who went to live with my aunt during this separation. For...
    DemonFeyLove DemonFeyLove 18-21, F Sep 4

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    Hell no. **** that man.

    I can't stand him. 3 more years , I'm kicking him out of my life completely.
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    He was never really in my life

    and now that we live closer to each other, whenever we hang out it's incredibly awkward. We don't really say much. I try to ask him questions about what's going on in his life or he'll ask me some. But it's always the same questions. The same things we do. The same short...
    lookingtovent lookingtovent 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    He doesn't realize how much he scares me.

    .. He doesn't realize how much his words hurt, how much I care about and remember everything he says... as well as everything he doesn't say. The best compliment I've ever got from him is "not bad". The worst insult... "irresponsible". "ungrateful". "pathetic". He gets angry at...
    TryingMyBestToSmile TryingMyBestToSmile 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I Kinda Wish I Was Though

    I'm not sure when we started to grow apart. There have been a number of confrontations between us over the years for a lot of reasons. When I think about the relationship we have it bothers me that we aren't closer. And I think the worst part of it is that I don't know if my...
    wordsmith85 wordsmith85 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    Meeting my real dad When I saw you I didn't

    know you But you knew me You was a perfect stranger So how could this be Was some one keeping something from me Something big I cant see Just that this stranger is related to me I look at my parents like how could this be You kept this a secret so long from me It's not cool its...
    RebelStar24 RebelStar24 16-17, F Jun 12

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    Sometimes I don't feel like he loves me.

    -_- I know i shouldn't be complaining as he does a lot for me. He is a busy man. I am his spoiled daughter, at least thats what people imply. He gives me $1500 a month, credit cards, a car, a house, a job, full college tuition, etc. But I would appreciate it if he just spent...
    JessieTheGreekGoddess JessieTheGreekGoddess 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14

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    I Have Never Met My Real Father

    i have never met my real dad, must've decided i wasn't worth staying around for so he split. When i was a kid i screamed hi daddy! in the middle of the mall and he just ran, and after 14 years he finally decided to give me his address so i could get in touch with him. It's been...
    irishlady98 irishlady98 16-17, F Sep 6, 2013

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    The thing is: About 12 years ago,

    I reached the first grade. My mom was currently leaving away doing her second residence and my dad and I lived with her parents. My dad was under a lot of stress because the hospital he worked at was like an hour away, and living with someone like my grandmother, immersed into...
    Gorstone36 Gorstone36 18-21, M Jan 25

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    ever since I was little i HATED smoking!

    I made my dad stop smoking, then about 6 years ago my dad's best friend died.. he started smoking, behind our backs again. it's been 6 years of him smoking behind our backs. I hate my dad.
    lilly2136 lilly2136 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    My Father Molested Me For 9 Years

    Last year, 2 days before New Years, was the last time my father molested me. I don't live with him, but I did visit him every school break that I got. I first met him when I was 6. When I went to visit him, he'd be very nice and courteous. We'd do everything that I wanted to do...
    Biorayzz Biorayzz 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    I've Tried For Years............

         A "Daddy's Girl", I'll never be. I'm not sure why but it seems my father just doesn't know how to be a father. At least not to me. He's a great uncle, brother, but father seems to confuse him to no end. I use to think if I was just smart enough, thin enough, pretty...
    WynsHeart WynsHeart 36-40, F 3 Responses May 25, 2011

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    Ah my father, Where to start with

    that catastrophe... Did you know there is a negative bias in human memory? That's why your more likely to remember trauma than joy. So that might explain why my first memory at the age of three was getting slapped across the face when I had refused to wash my hands for lunch one...
    typedwriter typedwriter 26-30, F Jun 10

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    He Left Before I Was Born For Drugs

    well before i was even born my dad left me and never talked to me or anything but i always had a step dad he was ok but i dont really talk to him anymore and well i meet my real dad once i didnt like him at all i hope i never meet him again
    foreveralone14 foreveralone14 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2011

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    Recently He Basically Dis-owned Me.

    IT's taken nearly 17 years but this week my father finally let his true feelings out and told my boyfriend that he may as well have me... the second time in the past week he has basically disowned me. And he wonders why i would rather sleep on the floor at my sisters over the...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    I never knew my dad ,

    but what i've noticed is growing up without a dad does something with you
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    Today, he basically blamed me

    for his depression. Not in so many words, but that was the point. I'm almost twenty and he's fifty-seven, so how come I always have to be the mature one?
    CinnamonCat CinnamonCat 18-21, F Aug 29

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    I'm the oldest out of his 3 children,

    when I was 4 he left my mom due to the fact of him having an affair. It's like he's a factor in my life but he isn't there. And when he is he's not what I've wanted in a father. I don't ask him for anything and yet he feels like I ask for the world. My mom does her best to...
    drewbond drewbond 16-17, M Aug 6

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    I was "gifted" to a widow from Western

    Sahara[in Africa] as a little tiny baby since my mother couldn't look after a weak helpless baby AND work for 12 hours a night&6 days a week to take care of my big sister&brother who were already going to school. This woman had me speaking her 1st language Berber and calling...
    OmmisLove OmmisLove 13-15, F Feb 4

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    Would You Know Me, If I Saw You?

    I never remember my father. It was always my mom, and my uncle jorge and aunt hope as my family. Hope and jorge soon had a beautiful baby girl, her name was leah. Hope would pick me up from school with leah. I would tell everyone at school that leah was my beautiful and amazing...
    XtapoutX XtapoutX 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 4, 2013

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    I'm not very close to my dad

    but I would like to be. I know he's not perfect but he's honestly trying to be a better father. He's trying to stay clean and sober and he even has a job now. I hope we can be closer now that drugs are finally out of his life.
    JustinAlixander JustinAlixander 13-15, M Aug 28

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    He left me and my mom

    when I was 5 and never spoke to him again we stayed close to his family but he left them too
    maridoneka maridoneka 22-25, M Sep 29

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    My Damaged Relationship With My Father

    To Everyone Whom Cared Enough to Read This, I'd first like to thank you for taking to time to hear me out, and also would like to introduce myself. My relationship with my father hasn't been something I speak about to a lot of people, that is if I really ever talked about it to...
    GSMetry GSMetry 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    To say I'm not close to my father is an

    understatement I hate him and he knows it In fact I'm closer to my step dad than my real dad
    ash18bmth ash18bmth 18-21, M Apr 3

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    The Old Grey Beard

    Recently, a woman whom I am not related to called me daddy. Quite a shocking experience that I attributed to my gray beard.  This comment immediately brought my father to mind.  I remembered him sitting in his red easy chair, reading his paper. He didn't have a beard but a...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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    When I contact him via email,

    I don't know what to say. That makes me feel stupid or something. It seems like no matter what I say, it's wrong. I can't seem to work on our relationship, because I can't even talk to him!!! It bothers me. I don't know what it means if I basically have nothing to say to...
    AmIAMaleHSP AmIAMaleHSP 26-30, M Nov 7

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    Dear Dad

    Dear Dad,  I can't help but get this feeling that I am burdening you.......however if that be the case..then that is fine..I don't mind to let you be...Calling you "dad" has never been easy for me to say anyway...always felt like I was saying something foreign.I just wish...
    decembertillmarch decembertillmarch 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    I never have been close with my father,

    in fact as a child I never knew who he was. When he was home he was never around otherwise never spoke to us, one year he left for months- almost a year. I had just started pre-school and his absence didn't really make a difference to me, then one day my mother made me stand in...
    Itainteasybeinsleazy Itainteasybeinsleazy 18-21 1 Response Nov 14

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    I didnt grow up around my dad

    but about theee years ago we started to get to know each other. Earlier this year I attempted suicide and when my dad found out he said i disappointed him I then started apologizing for letting him down and all he had to say was "i dont want to hear it" and he left the hospital...
    warriorfera warriorfera 18-21, F Oct 7

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    How could I be when he wants nothing to do with

    me? All I know about him is a name and what I was told about him from my grandmother. Sad that all I want is to meet you one time and you can't bring yourself to do that, yet you have accepted children who aren't yours as your own an even adopted ones with your current wife...no...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    My father and I were close

    as ever until he dropped the bomb that he started talking to his other daughter again. I didn't mind it until I decided to go on Instagram and look at her since it's been 8 years since I've seen her. I saw a photo where she posted saying that my dad was "never there". Which I...
    dannielong1 dannielong1 16-17, F May 10

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    He chose his replacement wife over me

    when I was 3. They've been married since I was 5 and she has been nothing but a total b*tch to me ever since. I tried to reconnect with my ***** donor when their first child, my oldest brother died at age 36 two years ago. She caused nothing but heartache for me, and publicly...
    W4W2 W4W2 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 9

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    I've never been close to my father growing up,

    he was always there physically, but not mentally. He was always sucked into the computer playing EverQuest or World of Warcraft or some s*** and never spent time with me unless I got on one of those games and met up with him in the virtual worlds. Sorry, but I don't have time to...
    eanchantedeyes eanchantedeyes 18-21, F Aug 6

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    Used To Be

    My dad and I have been really close from the day I was born. He saved me from a very bad situation in which my mother was abusing me (mostly verbal). However in the last couple years he has dragged me and my whole family back into a very similar (almost identical) situation. I'm...
    BandNerdLife BandNerdLife 13-15, F Jan 31, 2013

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    You & my mom fell for each other

    as teenagers, but it was fleeting romance as you married another woman & had 4 kids. So obviously I took the backseat with your wife wanting you to have nothing to do with me, on one occasion however you met up with us in Miami but I was toddler so I have no recollection. The...
    livelymind livelymind 18-21, F Apr 28

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    Yes, as a father it is your obligation to

    provide us the brighter future thru sending us to a prestige school. When it comes with financial matters, I never questioned you because you definitely gave us the things we need and even what we want. But on contrary, I never felt like you've really gave the best for us. You...
    imerosiie imerosiie 18-21, F Aug 18

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    He died when I was a baby

    so I never really hit the chance to know him
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    A Wall In Between Us

    In many ways I am just like my father. We share the same dry sense of humor, the same little quirks, the same taste in food, the temper. I was even born on his birthday. Unfortunately I was my father's first child, the unplanned child with the wrong woman, the daughter that...
    libraneyes libraneyes 22-25 1 Response Aug 24, 2013

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