I Am Trying to Have a Better Relationship With My Dad

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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

    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

    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

    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 Feb 6

    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

    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
    1 Response Jan 27, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Mum is away working this weekend again

    and dad has come over to watch over us again, he sleeps on the pull out sofa in the living room cos mum told him he is not sleeping in her bed. We always climb in with mum to watch TV on weekend mornings before we get up for the day and so we do this with dad too. Up to now he...
    BrunoAndSammy BrunoAndSammy
    13-15, M
    Feb 21

    There was no football

    for us to go and see yesterday because Coleraine were playing away, they won 3-1 which was great, it was cold but sunny so dad took us to the beach where we had a kick around for a while. Then we walked into town and we had some food at a cafe which we don't do much cos money is...
    BrunoAndSammy BrunoAndSammy
    13-15, M
    Mar 6
    T055 T055
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    Nov 22, 2014

    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 Feb 7

    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
    22-25, F
    Mar 25, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    Nov 22, 2014

    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

    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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