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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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    Tell me feel free for it to be with anything I want to know what it is.
    Sealover22 Sealover22 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Every morning I wake up and sense what's around me. Do I feel happy?! Do I have the notion to hide how I truly feel about not having a father? Most people don't know that I am...
    Kynearin Kynearin 22-25, F Apr 12

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    I can't remember the first time it happened but I most have been too young to deserve it. I was abused by my father growing up until the age of 16. He always hit me and my siblings...
    xomamb xomamb 18-21, F 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    My mother suddenly died two years ago at age 57 and my father started dating again shortly after. It was understandably an incredibly horrific time for my father and it was...
    SisyphusGirl SisyphusGirl 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I want to be a father within the next year!
    kindredlife kindredlife 36-40, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I was abused in this way by my adopted father when I was really young and developed a mental illness because of it . I hid the effects of it for years until I went downhill and now...
    4k5dii 4k5dii 46-50, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Children needs to be disciplined, no matter the age or gender. That is how me and my sisters and my brother were raised - I was born in a underclass household in the early 70's...
    MaryKoviski MaryKoviski 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Children needs to be disciplined, no matter the age or gender. That is how me and my sisters and my brother were raised - I was born in a underclass household in the early 70's...
    MaryKoviski MaryKoviski 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    About being an autistic child- (mild autism/ Aspergers) When I was very young, I felt as though I had something very old inside me, looking out through my eyes. It carried such a...
    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F Apr 2

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    I am a step-parent to three children ages 12, (almost) 11, and 9. Their biological mother walked out on them on their father when the youngest was about a year and a half old, and...
    TeaMother TeaMother 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    It amazes me how the ripples of our choices can reach so far. Whether it is a youthful naive choice or choice made with intent & forethought. Someone, somewhere, will be affected...
    Cina4352 Cina4352 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I am father to 1 stepchild(since she was 9 months old) and 3 biological children- My children are 24(literally 1 week ago),22, 21,and 19(soon to be 20). I got a early start and...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I'm messed up! I've always been straight until one day I went to meet a girl she seemed really cool and our first date was to stay out all night smoking weed in the park to be...
    audiogasm audiogasm 13-15, M 16 hrs ago

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    Any parent who is going through the transition with their child and needs support, let me know.
    crashingrainbows crashingrainbows 46-50, F 5 hrs ago

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    Sorry, but this is going to be long.. I want to know what anyone else thinks. I have read many of your stories, and to be honest, I feel extremely fortunate. My husband (a mental...
    brokenbutlucky brokenbutlucky 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I lost my Father to cancer when I was nine. A man I remember as honest, kind, generous... a true empath like me. I don't remember much at all after this, most of the time my...
    IamAnonGirl IamAnonGirl 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I was brought up with three siblings, the older two hated my father especially the older brother who was from a previous marriage. They egged one another on and accused my father...
    Tigermoth35 Tigermoth35 31-35, F Apr 11

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    Well... First, I'm a trans woman, I'll never be able to have kids according to my gender, but to my biological sex at this moment. My parents do not know about my plans to...
    NatashaTG NatashaTG 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Where to begin. All I can say is although I have moved out of my fathers toxic home, I am still very nervous as I write this. I can literally feel the anxiety building up. Ok...
    rrrrandom rrrrandom 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I tried to sustain my fear and hatred against him. I tried to put myself in his shoes. I tried to make sure that i didn't make any mistake that make him shamed. I tried to make...
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Happy April! April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Today, I was reminded of a status I wanted to make while on Spring Break but never got around to. You'll get the connection to...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F Apr 2

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    No Witnesses- "Noah! Noah! Where are you,girl?" Out in the hall Papa,my adopted father,was calling for my little sister. She was in her bedroom just like every other day and he...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Michael’s Dream Foundation is a grass-roots initiative started by people from all over the world who want to make a real difference in the lives of children by helping them...
    MichaelsDream MichaelsDream 31-35, F Apr 15

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    I am spending the afternoon at poolside listening to the sounds of the afternoon, the birds calls, the crickets chirp, the noise of the nearby traffic, while observing the...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I sometimes wish I had never had children too. I started out relatively early. I was 20 when I had my daughter and 24 when I had my son. My daughters father was abusive in every...
    BBMS BBMS 41-45, F Mar 30

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    She Has Every Reason To Hate Me- As I said before I missed 10 years of fatherhood and the birth of my youngest child due to imprisonment. I have put my family through a lot. My...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It takes two to tango and make a baby. It is also important for the mother and father to raise that baby too. Women can not play the man's role effectively. Also, men can not...
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    From the time I got pregnant weve been argueing he didnt even want me having our child he tried to pay me to have an abortion and then when my child was born thats when he grew...
    laqquita21 laqquita21 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    My Oldest Son Wants To Be a Felon Just Like Me- My oldest son turned 22 a few months ago and has had run ins with the law since he was 15 for relatively minor things such as...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel like this makes me a bad person. But my reason for it is well...I met him on plentyoffish.com and we started talking and had alot in common. We met up about 2...
    alaskanrose90 alaskanrose90 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have got married 6 months back . My husband mostly talks abt his father who doesn't help me or my husband either physically or financially he has rented house in his native , he...
    vidh vidh 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Today I was on my way to the office. At the red light, I stopped next to a car which there are a father and his daughter inside, the car window is opened so I can see the cute girl...
    CloversMoon CloversMoon 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I think fathers need to step up. My ex I string to push me out of the kids lives out of spite but I stay true and dedicated to my children. Three weeks ago the mother of my...
    Readytorun567 Readytorun567 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I adopted 2 sons and my oldest son and he has reactive attachment disorder. he was fine as a child and when he hit middle school he got with the wrong crowd, didnt do his homework...
    MonicaOlivia69 MonicaOlivia69 41-45, F Apr 9

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    I could not think of a more perfect father than mine. Born as the oldest child of 8 sisters, my dad and his family grew up as a lower-class arabic family, at one point even...
    bassamelali bassamelali 18-21, M 6 Responses Apr 14

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    I help women and children escape from there abusers. My foundation has helped over 1100 women in the last year alone an I do everything in my power to double this number every year...
    tj599 tj599 31-35, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I worry about my children. I guess this is pre teen stage. I wish someone would support me too.
    Berryqueen Berryqueen 41-45, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I have told my experiences to my therapist, my husband, my adult children. I have alluded to it with my relatives - and have been acknowledged. I think it's time to confront my...
    Smilenbhappy Smilenbhappy 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I am 27, I lost my father to lung cancer 3 weeks ago he was 67, i feel so sad and alone and i feel that there's nothing to live for anymore. what breaks my heart more is that i...
    DadysGirl DadysGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Hate is a very strong word, so I'll try not to use it. I have a stepson (he's 15 now) who I have been around since he was 6. I knew that he was gay the day I met him. That is of no...
    needinghelpbadly needinghelpbadly 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    http://news.yahoo.com/two-moms-baby-legal-first-u-gay-marriage-124540293--finance.html Are fathers going the way of the dinosaur...
    Bonnie1934 Bonnie1934 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I am 29 years old and have been told my entire life by other family members that my dad was not my father or my brother and sister's father either. It has been a rumor for years...
    sabrinaggbordelon1985 sabrinaggbordelon1985 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Though I'm not exactly too fond of the idea of marriage, I have grown to the idea of having children. Thankfully, I like in the 21st century, which means that there are options for...
    montezia93 montezia93 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have only told a few people during the last 24 years. The first time I told my cousin, and she told her Mom. I remember the night when my Mom received a call from her sister...
    pensacola123 pensacola123 36-40 2 Responses Mar 27

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    There is something very sweet and appealing about a man who is good with children. I know that being a good father is a lot of responsibility. It's hard work, and I admire any...
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I think it's disgusting how the role of the father seems insignificant to many people. Scorned women often bring their kids up to resent their fathers which is wrong. Not all...
    thisisanick thisisanick 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    In one day, I was at the zoo with my dad , we saw so many different animals and species that I started to like all kinds of animals , so I am already grown up and still love Them...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    My father has not been around much throughout my entire life. I am currently 24 years old and almost turning 25 in less then a week. He over criticizes me and compares me to my...
    jezebelx jezebelx 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 13