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I Am Trying to Have a Better Relationship With My Dad

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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 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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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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    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 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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    T055 T055 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 22, 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 13-15, F 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Nov 22, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm a 22 year old whose looking for her daddy!
    LittleLibbs LittleLibbs 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
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    tessaccaa tessaccaa 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I ****** up, I ruined the best chance I had at relationship. Today started so well, I woke up at 4 in the morning to be with her, as with her as I could be since she lives in...
    itscake itscake 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Every time I have to communicate with him, I feel like I wish I could be with him again... It's so dysfunctional. He abused me.
    cloudedsky cloudedsky 26-30 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I now remember little things that were signs I wasnt aware of- my ex never liked physical contact beyond sex - if we held hands he would squeeze my hand really hard till it hurt so...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I have a date with Netflix and popcorn now
    livvie22 livvie22 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I'm Japanese-Filipino (Japanese from my mom's side and Filipino from my dad's). I'm 21 (September '93) and I think interracial babies like Caucasian and Indian mix is sooo...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jul 21

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    I don't. Not really. The thing that I don't like about him is that he never calls me, but every five years he wants to come to town, take me to theme parks that he knows I like...
    hugsnotughs hugsnotughs 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    chriscc11 chriscc11 26-30, F Jul 21

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    my dad doesn't really like me and its really scarred me
    IQXX IQXX 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    I love my dad and I've done a lot of stuff with him over my life, but I feel like his alcoholism and attitude toward my mom has really sullied my view of him
    will1982 will1982 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 21

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    So when i was little me and my dad had such a great relationship. Nothing could come between us. He had full custody of me and i had no contact with my biological mom. My dad...
    Love143x3 Love143x3 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Things weren't always like this: actually, up to about ten years ago, he was my role model. I even took his side during the divorce. Then...he did some ****** things to my siblings...
    jdhammer84 jdhammer84 31-35, M Jul 20

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    But it's mostly hate. I have no t&a or curves and I'm not tall. I wish I could have been blessed with a more feminine appearance.
    AshleyakaPebbles AshleyakaPebbles 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    WOW. So I just had such a moment of clarity. My mom and I were talking about something, and it reminded me of something I had been wanting to ask. Not too long ago, my aunt had...
    dwyli33 dwyli33 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    What I love about it is the prestige ... People respect you more knowing my profession, especially since I m a young girl working in such a tough environment. And the free dinners...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F Jul 20

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    Being an Army Wife, is nothing but COMMITMENT, to be committed 100% to your spouse whether he is deployed or not, and also stay 100% faithful is the number one key in a whole life...
    pesimk pesimk 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    In an old job of mine I used to work with a girl who was in a relationship with an army soldier, I used to criticise her situation and say "God knows how you do it, you hardly see...
    Robjamlil Robjamlil 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I guess it all goes back to tolerance: so many people were brought up very traditional; marry only into your ethnicity and so forth. The very fact that we as a whole body of...
    ascherlukas ascherlukas 16-17, T 1 Response Jul 18

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    Divorced a narcissist 10 years ago. Have a son who is now 18. Any contact with her has been filled with anger, accusations,condescension ... A true intent to spread her misery...
    YYCMan YYCMan 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm not even fully aware of what happened. I mean, I'm not really close to much of anyone in my family, or even out of it. But I don't understand why I have such a hard time with...
    dwyli33 dwyli33 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    My dad is totally awesome :) He is a hard worker and I can tell that he loves both my younger brother and me with all of his heart. He works hard all day at a job he doesn't...
    natalie218 natalie218 13-15, F Jul 16

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