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I Am Trying to Have a Better Relationship With My Dad

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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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    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 3 Responses Mar 26, 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 16-17, F Mar 25

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Nov 3, 2013

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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 has since been dead for 15 years now and I wished we had a father-daughter relationship. I never had him tell me he loved me; maybe he thought it was weird. But he wasn't...
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    My parents don't believe in physical contact unless it's to spank me. The most I've had was when my dad shook my hand when I got good exam results. I hide everything about who I...
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    I am sure they believe there is a 'relationship' and are merely giving me 'space to live my life'. Huh, really? Were you also doing this for the rest of the 21 years? I have no...
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T 5 days ago

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    I see people who make posts about how much they love their mom and that their mom is always there for them and understands them but sadly at times that is not the case for me. I...
    wonderlustdreamer wonderlustdreamer 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Alright so, Forgiveness - the art in which we "Allow oneself to overlook something someone has done" I've spent weeks, months, years even...talking to people researching, trying to...
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    Sweet relief from the torture that I created for myself by trying to be in a relationship with you... Sweet sweet relief
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    I just have bad luck with guys I'm tried of getting let down hurt and told the same bs lies over and over. I'm here for you, I won't leave, I'm not like other guys, I won't lie or...
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    I feel like I can't do anything and say anything without getting in trouble. I don't really know how to act around people even my family. My mum and dad say they are trying to make...
    samdavis3 samdavis3 16-17, M Jul 2

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    And here I was thinking the guy was a sociopath. No, he's just a narcissist. Like that's supposed to be comforting or something.. Well, here's the story. When we first met, he fell...
    JourneeBlue JourneeBlue 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate being judge by people mostly whites just because the color of my skin. Just because I'm black some people are just quick to judge and base me on other black females. We are...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    Okay. My boyfriend and I have been together for about a year and he left July 2nd for basic and I am honestly having a really hard time dealing with this. I write him everyday an I...
    Lizlovesyou123 Lizlovesyou123 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Very happy with my Thai boyfriend, dont even care when people make harsh comments, they're just jealous <3
    Gallowbaby Gallowbaby 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I'm so tired of being told how to feel. People are judging things they don't understand. If I want to be angry at the man who abandoned me, I'm allowed to. No one can tell me...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F Jun 30

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    My dad left me and my family and he's an alcoholic. He doesn't do anything for us yet blames me for everything like I did something wrong when he's the one that left.
    isabellamancini isabellamancini 13-15, F Jul 5

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    Well I don't really want to talk about it but any ways, I don't live with my dad. My mom raise me. n I lived with him n my mom for only 3 1/2 or 4 years then we couldn't take it...
    intellinerdgirl intellinerdgirl 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I was dating this guy, and he was a serial cheater and a pathological liar. He would lie about everything from talking to his ex girlfriend, to just minor things. He told me that I...
    misunderstoodgal32 misunderstoodgal32 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'm in an interracial relationship right now. As a matter of fact I've liked black men for many years now. Still trying to figure out how I ended up with a white kid lol.
    bird75 bird75 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hello! This is my first post and I've decided to talk about my boyfriend. We are both from Georgia. I'm in New Jersey for college and because of my dad's job has transferred us...
    MilsoChristine MilsoChristine 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm black and I'm 14 my boyfriend who I met through a friend is 17 and lives in New York Brooklyn he's Puerto rican I talk to him we Skype text all that and only my dad knows so...
    jamica123 jamica123 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I am a black girl who dates a white boy, we talk threw messages but my step dad doesn't like me dating other races :/ :( my mom says it doesn't matter long as your happy
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