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I Am the Father of the Most Incredible Child

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    My Childhood

     Just a  bit about my childhood which was difficult but then not the worst. There was  constant physical punishment for things I  or my sister never did, brutal negative put downs, mostly from a tyranical father who was very religious. That was shoved...
    montarlot montarlot 61-65, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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    Thank You My Little Man

    My own childhood was rotten. I had two parents who had neither the patience nor the inclination to do right by myself, my brothers or my sister. I had 18 years of being belted, yelled at and belittled until I got the hell out of the family. The abuse continued for another few...
    musicmad musicmad 41-45, M 19 Responses May 27, 2009

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    I was stopped because of war in our area. I have managed to study sponsoring my self to senior four in 2001, I have tried to work such that I can raise up fees to go further but...
    sanairi sanairi 31-35, M Dec 3

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    I have fathered 2 lovely children, watched and helped my wife give birth to them. Oh what an experience and shock to look up and see all these people in the room after they were...
    Ozdharma Ozdharma 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 16

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    I am a single father with 3 children. I have been feeling burnt out lately. I love my kids dearly, I just think that I am mentally exhausted. I work full time and take care of...
    Joe1064 Joe1064 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I was sexually abused by my father as a child and I feel responsible
    roseanne17 roseanne17 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    After All My Sacrafices She Rejected Me- My only surviving child born after several miscarriages was stolen to Israel by her daddy in February 2002 at age 7 and is still there...
    SeattleChoc SeattleChoc 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    it's been just over a year since my father , who was my everything, died from an overdose on herion. when his body collapsed to the floor I heard it while I was in my basement...
    cherBearCJ cherBearCJ 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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     This is the sound of my childhood.One of my dad's most redeeming qualities was his love of music,and he would become very playful and kind indeed when the ISB records...
    dubkebab dubkebab 46-50, M Dec 5

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    Before I was born, my mother was pregnant with my brother and decided to marry my father for the support. She stayed with him for twenty years until now to raise her children...
    bubbleteax bubbleteax 16-17, F Dec 17

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    Let me start off by saying I know nothing about how father-daughter relationships are supposed to be. I grew up quite distantly from my father- albeit under the same roof until I...
    parisjade12 parisjade12 22-25 Dec 15

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    tl;wr: I'm on the verge of single fatherhood to three boys still hoping to make it work and I'm worried about how I will do. (tl;wr=to long;won't read) I am not a single father...
    LOMD LOMD 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Actually I don’t think I have hated anyone ever. But if I have done, it was my father. He was the most pathetic turd piece of meat I’ve ever known. My grandma told me that...
    tazx tazx 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 14

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    My best friend in high school passed away a few years ago. She was considered the “trouble maker”, but she found out, right before we graduated that she had bipolar...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    Ugh... It's called birth control... you can get on health plans that will pay for it for you! This makes me incredibly mad... I went to school with two girls. One was just dumb...
    Harlequingal93 Harlequingal93 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Since I was a young tyke, my father and mother have been fighting because of marriage issues. My father used to be a drunk who would hit her when she talk back to her. I remember...
    Marik13 Marik13 13-15 3 Responses Dec 14

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    I just joined this site after reading about other people's stories. I want your opinion to this problem. I have a father who has always put me second after my little brother. When...
    Abyss5 Abyss5 18-21, F a week ago

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    It started at age 11. That's when my mother's husband,father of my younger sister and imprisoned for close to a decade, joined our household. They were married shortly before his...
    Serkha Serkha 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    October 17,1997 1:10 pm. Most people wouldn't define the day of their birth as their strongest moment, but for me its a day i will forever define as my strongest and hugest...
    withpaincomesstrength withpaincomesstrength 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My father did freelance work and was in the national guard, so for the first 4 years of my life he was my daily caregiver. I know he tried to get me back. I know he tried to get...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I had a daughter on Monday December 1, 2014. She was four weeks early. Tiny and beautiful. Her name is Alyssa. I told no one about her. My family suspected I was pregnant. I denied...
    Makeupnerdy Makeupnerdy 22-25, F Dec 5

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    A priest I know once said (and I'm paraphrasing): "A father has the task of representing God's love to his children. If a father doesn't do a good job of conveying his love to his...
    kenalan932 kenalan932 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 10

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    Sorry but this will be a long read. I have an emotionally abusive father. It is hard to cope with but it's gotten a thousand times better since I moved out of his home 4 years ago...
    Emericia Emericia 22-25 2 days ago

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    I was watching a documentary on domestic violence a week ago. They spoke of abuser traits and it dawned on me how much my dad fits that profile. He has always been so hard to deal...
    JasmineRoses JasmineRoses 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My traumatic childhood is complicated in a way and kind of just said my whole life story sorry for how long it is..... i mean like really long. Okayy i am going to start with my...
    chocolate1616 chocolate1616 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    I'm a step dad. I'm reading your posts because I want to see how other kids feel. It's hard being a step dad, too. I get a lot of accusations thrown my way by my step kids but when...
    FutileFather FutileFather 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 17

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    My birth father and my mother were never married, and he left me when I was eight. I don't remember much about him since he was extremely abusive to both of us and a lot of the...
    Ticklemesilly5 Ticklemesilly5 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be.
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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    My Mom has recently started dating a man (about a year ago). He is an amazing person, very calm and soft spoken. Just a very genuine person. He has a 14 year old boy (*jason) who...
    katesouthafrica katesouthafrica 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I was a child of a very emotionally abusive BPD father. So many years later I still struggle with the deep residual effects. The awful reality is that you are left holding the bag...
    humbom humbom 31-35, M Dec 14

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    I'm afraid of hard work. When it comes down to it, as much as I loved my father, I can see now that both my parents were neglectful workaholics. The impact that had on my teens...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 30

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    He always favorited my younger sister more than me, if my sister and I got into a fight, I'd be physically punished (no not with a whip) I'd be thrown/pushed/etc sometimes told I...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    He always Favorited my younger sister more than me, if my sister and I got into a fight, I'd be physically punished (no not with a whip) I'd be thrown/pushed/etc sometimes told I...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Dec 5

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    I thought I wrote this here before, but I guess I was mistaken. It’s probably buried somewhere on my hard drive. Either way, it's on my mind and I'm going to write about it again...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M Dec 8

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    When I was sexually violated- my father got wind of it from my violator- who lied and said we were in a relationship, and that I willingly messed around. My father believed him...
    freedom432 freedom432 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    My parents were teenagers (17). When my mother was pregnant with me, my father's parents moved (with him) to another state. My grandma kept his correspondence to my mom and left my...
    aakkiii aakkiii 41-45 Dec 8

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    In October, I saw my abuser for the first time in 11 years. I was adopted and my mothers first husband physically, emotionally, and sexually abused me. he is the root cause of most...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 18

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    I remember growing up was a somewhat bittersweet experience. I've always been a big brat and I'm ashamed of it, but it's just who I am. When people never tell you NO as a child it...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    My mother left my father to pursue higher education and to work in a field that she wouldn't have been able to as a housewife. I used to blame her for not allowing me the...
    BaddieBaddie BaddieBaddie 18-21 1 day ago

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    I was very fortunate to have an adoptive mother. My birth mother never married my dad. He got married to someone else when I wasn't even born yet. He had two other kids with a...
    SKDel SKDel 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 11

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    I wanted to write an update to my last post. I have been thinking about my relationship to my step children. The oldest has been the most difficult. As a family, we have a family...
    FutileFather FutileFather 46-50, M Dec 20

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    I've realized something. Something horrible. It makes me want to cry, puke and scream. I don't know how I didn't see it before. I remembered something last night and it's...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    It's Christmas Eve and while I wish I was happily united with my family I am not. My father is an alcoholic and it got so bad that last year around Christmas as well my parents got...
    Dreamer8a Dreamer8a 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My Princess.....you are My Precious Daughter!!! You are a daughter of the King, and not just any king. You are My daughter, and I am the God of all heaven and earth. I'm...
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F 14 hrs ago

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