I Am Not Close With My Father

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    my father and I had a good relationship

    until my freshman year of high school. he became emotionally and verbally abusive. There is no way that I can cut ties and it affects me everyday. He talks to me as if I'm an object, not a human being.
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    2 Responses Aug 1, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2013

    My father is so insensitive.

    He always yells around, gets angry very easily. Though he never hit me, he once hit my mom. It only happened once and it was years ago. But I simply hate his presence. He never stood for what a father figure should be. I feel like he was a negative example to me all along and I...
    dogperson9 dogperson9
    18-21, F
    Sep 4, 2015

    Haven't seen my father in 7 years,

    he was an abusive alcoholic. Anyone else have a similar experience?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 28, 2016

    I am not close with my dad.

    I don't really ever speak to him unless something is needed. I don't know why. Although sometimes I figure out why. My dad doesn't know how to say sorry. He only says sorry through food and buying us things we want. He also makes my mom pay all the bills in the house. And when I...
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    2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    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.
    lilcharlotte lilcharlotte
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2014

    my father died when I was younger

    so I never had the chance to get close with him. my step dad, who has been apart of my life far a long time, has never been close to me either. he has problems with addiction(drugs,gambling, alcohol) and it was incredibly bad when I was younger. he would constantly scream...
    nicolieflowergirlie nicolieflowergirlie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2015

    Hell no. **** that man.

    I can't stand him. 3 more years , I'm kicking him out of my life completely.
    alyssabay alyssabay
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2014

    But he's coming to my house today

    for a BBQ I'm having for my little brother's bday. Sometimes being the better person makes me want to spit venom. Especially in this case.
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    Sep 6, 2015

    I never really knew my dad he was out of the

    picture when I was 3. I've just decided to write a poem about him. (sorry if it's bad You want me to call you father but I hate the fact that I'm biologically your daughter where were you when I learned to ride a bike where were you when my best friend and I had our first...
    Suspect00 Suspect00
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Sep 4, 2014

    I was never really close to my father.

    My parents got divorced when I was 4. He was a stay at home dad and didn't want to get a job, so my mom worked to jobs. He was an alcoholic. He had physically abused my mother. I was too young to remember it. We would see him every other weekend. My mom would drop me and my...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    There has always been something missing,

    it took me a long time to figure out that it was him, not me.
    TheFrozenSun TheFrozenSun
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2015

    My father and I have had a very.

    . Turbulent relationship. In the end it just comes out to I'm too forgiving of the **** he does. Recently he just got out of prison and with my mother and nana no longer being alive and my favorite and most supportive sister leaving the state, I'm very conflicted. Honestly he's...
    Kimi0 Kimi0
    22-25, F
    Aug 1, 2015
    Chang94 Chang94
    22-25, M
    Jun 10, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2014

    I was close to my dad.

    ... but one day I found my momcon Facebook and I never seen my mom for 16 years so I wanted to see her and I was talking to her and my dad found out and he got mad and broke my phone.... then we with to court cuz I wanted to see my mom and she got custody of me and he moved to...
    jojorigal jojorigal
    1 Response Aug 1, 2015

    Today is extremely painful"fathers day" I was

    raised without a father, a few of my moms in between boyfriends, but not close to father figures. My dad finally found me when I just turned 18(probably avoiding child support) my mom never spoke bad of my father, but stressed how hurt I would be meeting him. So I met him at 18...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 21, 2015

    I'm not close with my father.

    I don't willingly talk to my father. I don't love my father.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 4, 2015

    (Sigh) Where do I even begin.

    ..............well I'm just a little confused about my dad? sometimes I don't even know if he cares about me, he always has this mean look to his face, he never expresses himself towards me, we lack in communication, we barely even talk it has always been like that, wish he was...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    And I distance myself from him.

    That's for the best. I fear I might explode one day and regret.
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2015

    I seriously can't wait till I graduate high

    school so I can go to college or either leave and get my own place. So many fights have happened because he drinks so much and I'm getting tired of it.
    blackheartlover blackheartlover
    18-21, F
    Sep 4, 2015

    I love my dad I really do,

    but he sometimes to gets mad at me and make me feel like a screw up when I don't act like Little Miss Perfect. Eventually it got to the point where I am afraid to be myself around him. one time I knocked over a chair and he sent me to my room saying "I love you because I'm your...
    Slytherin4Lyfe Slytherin4Lyfe
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015


    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
    26-30, F
    Mar 6, 2011

    I Think About It All The Time

    There are nights where I think about how our relationship would be if things were different If we could laugh if we could joke around if we could cry together and share our deepest thoughts, If I could tell you my secrets and you could tell me yours if you could hold me when...
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    1 Response Mar 7, 2011
    kar3649 kar3649
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    Continuing with the abuse .

    I am done with it . I am 15 , i am staying with my mother permanantly . **** my dads side . 😂 **** him also .
    NotMyselfAtAll NotMyselfAtAll
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 21, 2015

    My dad was In the military

    until I was 3, my parents separated when i was 4 and divorced when I was 5. Once the divorced happened I did live with my father but stayed in my room. I hate my father for tearing me away from my mom. I grew up with guys in the house I didn't have a female to teach me anything...
    Backwoodsbeautyqueen Backwoodsbeautyqueen
    16-17, F
    Jul 31, 2015

    I used to be, but everything just went downhill

    and I don't really see him often. Last time I saw him was on my birthday for a couple of minutes, and that was towards the end of April. And last I talked to him was the beginning of May. He doesn't even try to get a hold of me. I don't really see him like I used to. He doesn't...
    Kayla429 Kayla429
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    My folks separated when I was 11.

    We stayed with my mother and my grandfather. The remainder if my childhood was taken up with a medical problem. New school, and all that teenage trauma could throw at me! Throughout the next 15 years I saw my father intermittently. We had periods when we wouldn't see each other...
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015

    I was daddy's little girl

    but I feel like I'm not anymore. He says I'm not who I used to be, he says I turned weak, dumb, and fat once I went to college. He wants to change the way I am. I feel like he's embarrassed because of me. I have lost weight since I got here but he still says I'm fat. I have...
    garcia9 garcia9
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2015

    Hi I'm new here so I'll just get going haha.

    So, I just don't really talk to my dad. Not because I can't but because I don't like to, his response 90% of the time is insensitive, or he just scolds me. That is not really healthy to me so I avoid letting him know anything so that way he has no arguments when conflict...
    mandarch mandarch
    Aug 6, 2015

    The man is an idiot. He cheated on my mom,

    and has an illegitimate child that is his favorite. I looked unintentionally at his history, because I needed to print something from his computer, and I saw a dating site, and male enhancement. He doesn't even get what was morally wrong with cheating on my mom. I resent the man...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 5, 2015

    My relationship with my father is horrible.

    When I was about 3-4 my grandma (my dads mom) died of a heart disease. My dad didn't take it well so he started drinking. This drinking kept on getting worse and worse. My dad usually would tell me goodnight and that he loved me, but I didn't see him every night for a long time...
    Katie13M Katie13M
    13-15, F
    Sep 17, 2015

    My dad just told me he's proud of me.

    He's never done that before ever. "I'm proud you're my son. Me and my dad are close but we never say 'I love you' it just doesn't happen. I'm happy to know I can tell you I love you when I have the chance. I know you're gonna make a lot of people happy in your life." We've...
    SkollHati SkollHati
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 25, 2015

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 14, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Aug 18, 2014

    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, 2014

    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

    left me when I was 6 months old

    and I only talk to him once a year for court standards
    62katrina 62katrina
    16-17, F
    Jul 31, 2015

    Not close is a massive understatement,

    I've never seen or heard from him my entire life and I hate it, all I want is to just meet him once that's all I want :(
    TakeYourSoul TakeYourSoul
    18-21, M
    Jul 31, 2015

    I never feel comfort

    when he is at home, mostly I get my anger when he is around, I'll just stay in my room and listen to music or anything. I rarely talk to him. Not sure if I hate him but everytime I heard about father things and he came on my mind, I get angry quickly but also sad at the same...
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    1 Response Jan 7, 2015

    I can't say that I am very close with him.

    I know that he loves me but I am too afraid of him to talk about things. So I prefer to be in my room.
    erik2000erik200 erik2000erik200
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2015

    My father passed away about 12 years ago,

    so this is reflective. My first real story on here and I am pretty sure that very few will read it, so not writing to impress or entertain. You should probably stop reading. For me this is an experiment to see if writing things that are partially public, although anonymous...
    runningsage runningsage
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jun 22, 2015
    whatonmars whatonmars
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2015

    and I'm not really sad about that.

    I mean he left since I was 7 years old and I had to live all those years without a father and now he wants to be back in my life, **** him! I'm glad he's gone and I'm sad he's back. I wish he go and never come back
    20ShadesOfBlue 20ShadesOfBlue
    18-21, M
    Aug 1, 2015

    I've dealt with daddy issues,

    I've dealt with being totally obsessed with a man who didn't ever love me, I dealt with trying to prove I was worth his love, I've dealt with all that I know still I had problems in my life that I couldn't deal with because of him...now he has no affect on me..it took a long...
    raggedeagle raggedeagle
    36-40, F
    Jul 15, 2015

    I wish if i could be close with him,

    we live at the same house, yet he is very cold towards us, he rarely smiles at us.... I really do not know much about him, what his likes and dislikes...etc heh..
    crazytank crazytank
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    Grew up being abused

    so I'm not close with him. He try's to stay in contact but I don't know if I should give him a chance or not.
    PyroMarine73 PyroMarine73
    18-21, M
    Jan 6, 2016

    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
    18-21, F
    Feb 4, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    May 10, 2014

    me and my dad used to have an amazing

    relationship but then again that was when I was a kid and everything you said was like amazing everything he did for me was amazing are you still think you is the best person ever. still think he is in different ways I just wish me and him could connect better I don't not like...
    ili94 ili94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015
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