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I Am Trying to Have a Better Relationship With My Dad

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    My relationship with my father means everything

    to me. We haven't been as close as we always were lately though. He's been working more since he started his small business and it seems like the only time we can bond is when I'm helping him or I need something which makes me feel so bad :( I really hope to have a relationship...
    Anonymoussouthernbabe Anonymoussouthernbabe 18-21, F Nov 22, 2014

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    Needs, Not Wants...

    Looking back at my childhood, I can see how my Dad was there when I truly needed him, but not always when I wanted him. I remember all the nights he spent sitting at work while my mother tucked me into bed. The special events he missed purely because he would rather sit on his...
    Livingthrupics Livingthrupics 22-25, F Nov 3, 2013

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    my dad's mom just died last week.

    .. I didn't know her...so it feels weird to call her my grandmother but my dad and I were never close either...he was just never the dad who thought of me as daddy's little girl even though that's all I ever wanted. I've never been the one to ask.. kind of awkward when it doesn't...
    lostinthoughtss lostinthoughtss 26-30, F Nov 22, 2014

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    I Used to Be "Daddy's Girl"

    I love my dad but i didnt realise that it is so difficult... just under 1 year ago, my stepmum passed away. I moved in with my dad to keep him company but it is really arkward sometimes, like i dont know what to say... when i was younger, i kinda favoured my dad because i lived...
    meme89 meme89 18-21 2 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    Here Is My Story About My Dad...

    Saying my relationship with my dad used to be strained is the understatement of the year.  When I was little we were really close, but that was because he wasn't the primary parent.  My mom was the nurturer and he was the fun and the discipline when need be.  He...
    tasteofink tasteofink 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2009

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    We had another weekend with dad,

    he is accepting us and how we are, which is pretty cool and the fact that in such a horrible backward place as this our dad accepts us is totally brilliant.
    BrunoAndSammy BrunoAndSammy 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    T055 T055 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I'am Trying

    I'am trying my best to have a better relationship with my dad because we were never really close and we have never really gotten along and he has hurt me all my life so i don't know why i want a relationship with him but i guess i just want to try. I just want him to love and...
    goneawayforgood goneawayforgood 22-25 5 Responses Mar 27, 2009

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    I try, I really do. But every time I look at

    him all I see his anger, the same anger that was in his eye when he was beating me. When I see fathers in movie or in the street hugging or telling their little girls how much they love them it makes me cry because I know it will never be me. I’m never going to be the little...
    AwkwardnessCentral AwkwardnessCentral 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2014

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    I'm going to move in with my dad

    and hopefully we get closer than we are now I'm nervous tho because my mom don't know yet and my dad is also going to get my siblings
    Babypandabear21 Babypandabear21 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2014

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    I Don't Think It's Worth It Anymore..

    My dad left me when I was 10 years old. Him and I were so close before; he was my best friend and my hero then next thing I know he drops me like I'm nothing and moves to Georgia to be with a woman who is now my step-mom and I dont even know anything about her! I tried SO...
    simplicityx simplicityx 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2009

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    Dad

    My dad and I have always had trouble relating to each other because we are so different. He is a perfectionist and he thinks that everyone should be like him. I was far from perfect. We fought all the time. Just in the last few years we have started to get closer. I think he has...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F Jul 2, 2011

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    Yea, but he keeps looking

    for fights arguing with me saying a cat who hates being outside (claws at the door to come back in, always has been a inside so their paws are sensitive) argues with me saying they just want attention. They get stressed when not near people. And then when I do get mad and we...
    TheAnonymousTroll TheAnonymousTroll 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    He Makes It Harder Than It Is

    My dad has anger issues, a heart condition, and diabetes. Put all that together and it's a heart attack waiting to happen. I'm scared to be near him because I don't want him to die before my high school graduation, which is three years away; me going to college and graduate, and...
    YamiNoSukai YamiNoSukai 16-17, F Dec 29, 2010

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    Our mum raised us on her own with no help from

    dad, she works hard really hard that means she is away a lot at weekend, when a neighbour looks out for us. Our dad was never around until recently now he has stared coming to stay when mum has a job away and it feels weird. He's not bad man, he was jus 16 when we were born, mum...
    BrunoAndSammy BrunoAndSammy 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Me And My Dad

    I love my father so much and I am trying to hard to have a realtionship with him. I have to have an appointment to see him. He is an alcoholic and that makes it hard for me to have any kind of realtionship with him I am lucky if I see him twice a year and he only lives in the...
    threeunicorns71 threeunicorns71 41-45, F Jan 22, 2013

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    My dad and I have always been the best of

    friends, partners in crime. Up until 2 or 3 years ago I started with my social anxiety I stopped hanging around my parents.. I've gotten back to normal around my mom just waiting to get back to normal with my dad! Xoxo
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F Mar 25, 2014

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    Like me and my dad used to be very close

    when I was little me & my dad used to be very close now it's just like distance . He's doesn't say anything to me and we never hang out . Sometimes I think he wants nothing to do with me anymore .. I want to be close to my dad again . Like we used to do everything together. I...
    Heyitsjalenn Heyitsjalenn 16-17, F Nov 22, 2014

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    About My Father And I

    I have stated before that my father and I have many issues and that we do not have much of a reationship and I was lucky to hear from him once twice a year, I had an issue with him and told him I do not feel like he loves or cares about me. Because he would not include me in his...
    threeunicorns71 threeunicorns71 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    I love him, he loves me, but he doesn't have time to love me. He is always working.
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    Definitely something that I look for in a relationship but would be okay if I was dating someone of the same ethnicity.
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    that is an understatement on my part. i have no relationship with him...sure ive tried over the years. and i guess he has too a point. i am the oldest of 4 kids plus the only...
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I wouldn't exist without them lol
    FerysT FerysT 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was married to a sociopath for 7 years. I am going to say they never change they tell you what you want to hear. they have no morals or conscience. They can erase a program lets...
    ashleya9285 ashleya9285 26-30, F a week ago

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    Interracial relationships are too cute
    bestcleavageever bestcleavageever 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    aliciathestrange aliciathestrange 22-25, F Jan 31

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    I definitely have no problem with interracial relationships. I have dated, married and even been get pregnant several times by different black men. I am a white woman and just...
    vabeachfemale vabeachfemale 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 31

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    I have a love hate relationship with the internet. On one hand, I have access to unlimited knowledge. I can research whenever and wherever. Many of my friends I've only known...
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    Did my A.N.R. Yearning come from deprived by birth defects or was it from the divorce and me sent to live with dad and getting wrecked until she hurt enough to enforce moronic...
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    My mom and I have never been close. I am closer to my dad because he and I are more alike. My mom and I constantly fight and we can never agree about anything. My mom thinks that...
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    Never met any of my blood relatives, which i find profoundly liberating. I can be whoever the **** I want to be with no pre-conceptive restraints to hold me down
    RagnarLothbrok RagnarLothbrok 31-35 1 Response Jan 28

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    I don't care whether you are beauty or ugly, white or black , rich or poor, Asians or Europeans and what so ever on. But i respect their kind Heart that will melt for others...
    pjskj pjskj 51-55, M Jan 27

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    men with mom issues are a danger to all creation
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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