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I Am Trying to Have a Better Relationship With My Dad

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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 26, 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    you should become best friends before you start a relationship. ??
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    Just three months ago, I hit my sister and dad said he had enough of my attitude. He took meoutside and showed me how to cut a switch from our tree. Then he took me to our...
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