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I Don't Get Along With My Dad

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    My father was not there

    when I was born. He did not show up until I was 4. My mother hadn't heard from him and thought he had left Germany and sneaed back to somewhere in former Yugoslavia since he's Bosnian Serb. According to her he just showed up one day. She had taken me out on my little bicycle...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 20

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    Just Feel Like Sharing Some Thoughts...

    I've never really gotten along with my father.  I am 22 years old now, and still living with him and my family. I have 5 younger siblings that still live here too. I'm not really sure where to start, but I guess I'll just say he can be a hot-head.  He's the kind of person who...
    orion1988 orion1988 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 6, 2011

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    My Dad and I

    My parents were together while I was going up, but my dad was never a really big part of my life.  I almost tone deaf in the 2nd grade, which put my behind in learning things the other kids in my class learned, so I was put in some disabled classes to help me caught up...
    countrygirlatheart countrygirlatheart 22-25 Jan 29, 2009

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    Two Very Different People

    I love my dad. He played a major part of my growing up. Until 8th grade, we were kinda close. We would go to Waffle house and get lemon pie (something i loved when i was six), I would help him with his projects around the house, and we would go to a golf course to have fun on the...
    jtf326 jtf326 16-17 Feb 1, 2013

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    Never Really Connected...

    I've always felt that I never really measured up in my dad's eyes. I know he loves me and both him and my mom were great parents to us while growing up. And although he's never said anything overtly negative to me, there was always this awkwardness between us. I always got the...
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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    It'S Almost Like He'S Bipolar

    Me and my dad used to have this beautiful relationship... Back when I was eight years old. My biological mother is an idiot, let's just begin there. The woman was on drugs when I was born and had become a prostitute. She was 36 and my dad was 26 when they got married. Once I...
    MillionPieces MillionPieces 13-15, F 1 Response May 14, 2013

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    1appl2appl 1appl2appl 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    There isn't a man I could love more.

    But we just don't get along. Im 21 years old, responsible, almost finished with college (Deans List mind you) and my father still argues with me about me going out with my friends. I live at home and commute to school, so I really don't have a ton of friends or go out often. My...
    kaitc kaitc 18-21, F Feb 16

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    Dear Dad, For 25 years I have refereed your

    and mom's relationship with the constant on again off again battle. As I have aged your cycle has become so clear to me, making it further intolerable. You do good, lots of good. You are giving and kind, helpful, funny, fun to be around, generous. However, domestic life isn't...
    jhib jhib 22-25, F Jul 11

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    Personality Clash. Just Too Different.

    I love my dad with all of my heart. he is an honest man. full of good intention. But he tears my family apart. He has been a musician his entire life sat in a practice room 8 hours a day 7 days a week learning the value of hard work and honing his craft. now he is a self employed...
    TonyCA10 TonyCA10 16-17 3 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    Can't Talk To Him

    I don't hate him, but there are some things that I can never seem to forgive him for, regardless of how much that may hurt the both of us. We are somewhat similar in personality, but we often differ in opinions. I can rarely talk about anything that is important to me; he either...
    MsStarrShine MsStarrShine 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2010

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    Hated Every Moment Of Visitation- "Take me

    home!" 5 or 6 year old me whined in English. "Speak Serbian." My father warned gruffly. "Mommy says I'm Black not Serbian." I informed him. "Your Mommy wants to **** me off." He sounded annoyed. "Take me home!" I repeated a minute later. "Nye,ponashaj!" He snapped in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 19

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    I Dont Think I Ever Wanna Talk To My Dad Ever Again

    I just dont know what it is. everytime we talk it always to just become an argument. My dad is just so unsupportive of of my career choices. He doesn't like the fact that I'm majoring in psychology. He is always telling me pick something easier its like as if he is telling I'm...
    JoAnnE25 JoAnnE25 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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    My mom died tragically in an accident on

    2/26/14. Before her death my life was perfect. I am an only child so I always had parents who I could depend on. I had a close relationship with my mom. I not only lived with her but I worked with her as well. She gave me all the emotional support I needed. The relationship I...
    Geo143 Geo143 31-35, F May 12

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    I Don't Know What It Is...

    It's not just me, I have 2 other brothers and we both don't get along with our dad. I wouldn't say we hate him, but we don't open up to him, I would actually go as far to say that personally, I don't even feel love for him. It's not one specific event that has made this come up...
    Dysiog Dysiog 22-25 1 Response Jan 8, 2011

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    Dad's a Scorpio and I'm a Leo

    We have never gotten along that well... I love him and I know he loves me... but we are both very proud and very stubborn - which makes a friendly relationship IMPOSSIBLE. We both fiercely stick up for my mother - but are often at opposite ends of the situation... I'd like...
    REC0VERED REC0VERED 41-45, F 1 Response May 3, 2007

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    Omfg,his ego is the size of Texas.

    There's nothing you can do to satisfy him,I've always done my best,and that was never enough,always underestimated.
    McKnight94 McKnight94 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    Why Can't I Get Along With My Dad?

    Reading most of these posts I know that what i'm talking about won't even come near as important, but either way we are all here because we have that one thing in common and that's our relationships with our Dads. I love my dad. I do, But I just can't be in the same room as him...
    Cawie Cawie 18-21 1 Response Dec 18, 2012

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    My Father Doesn't Like Me....

    My father doesn't like me..... when I tell people this many say come on how can you say that. But my father has always made it know that hasn't liked me since I was a little girl.  When I was little he would say that when he was at the hospital and they asked him to come and see...
    Lilyv14 Lilyv14 31-35 2 Responses May 2, 2012

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    Our Relationship....

    Is strange, we differ alot in opinions so we clash alot. It has come to a point that i don't bother having to many conversations with him, atleast not ones that require deep discussion. I love my dad but it is stressful for me to be around him at times, i always feel that even...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 29, 2012

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    I Need Advice

    My dad and I have never gotten along.  Ever since I was a toddler, he has picked on me (I am currently 16)  His mother in law (my grandma) even had to have a talk with him when I was four about his behavior towards me.  My babysitter has had multiple talks with him...
    fivecolouredhair fivecolouredhair 16-17 Apr 10, 2009

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    I Don'T Know Why

    I love my dad. He just annoys me. Him and my mother have 4 kids together. I'm the only girl. Even with the boys (2 older,1younger than me) he was and still is strict. I'm turning 16 soon but he treats me like I'm 5. Every time I want to do or go somewhere he ******* at me. My mom...
    Smonteiro Smonteiro 16-17, F Jun 27, 2013

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    Way Too Different

    Me and my dad...no.. It never worked out well. We are just way too different. We don't share the same interests. He only listens to himself... It's not that he doesn't care about me..he does. But I just don't feel it. And the worst part is that he's rarely home. He's a lot...
    MisterBowtie MisterBowtie 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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    I Sont Get along With My Dad At All .

    He Causes My Mom Too Much Pain . I Don't Like Him Nor Do I Want To Love Him . **** Him . I Hate To Have To Look Aht Him Everyday . It Makes My Life Hell . I Hate His Guts . I Wish He Would Die . If Yhur Reading This And Wondering Why I Hate Him So Much is That , He Causes Too...
    DeeplyLoved43 DeeplyLoved43 13-15, F Aug 20

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    My dad is the most controlling person

    that I know. He won't allow me to make any decision by myself. It really stinks...
    Brooklyn211 Brooklyn211 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Me And My Dad Aren't Talking

    My dad and i aren't in great terms at the moment. We are both very competitive and hard headed, so I guess you can say personalities clash. We've been mad at each other for months without talking. My dad is getting kind of old now but always has had a huge ego. I remember when I...
    Kramirez7 Kramirez7 18-21, F May 14, 2012

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    Bedtime

    I am 15 years old about to turn 16 in a couple of months and i have a bedtime of 11 p.m. over threw weekends and also breaks. IDK why my dad makes me do it and its stupid af. Like i remember this one time over summer he told my mom to tell us our bedtime was 11 p.m. over summer i...
    rayquan rayquan 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    I Need A Fresh Approach

    This is my first post on here, and really the reason I joined the site. I really need help with my relationship with my dad. Its toxic, and I cry often because of the stress it brings to my life. It started about 2 years ago. My dad is a tennis coach, and he used to travel around...
    Lilacrose77 Lilacrose77 16-17, F Apr 13, 2013

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    How Can A Father Be So Cruel?

    Seriously, what is wrong with him? I can't stand to have the old man around anymore. And I hate myself for feeling that way about my own father. But whose fault is it? Honestly? He brings this on himself, and the aggravating thing is that he doesn't even realize it. God...
    Bittersweet90 Bittersweet90 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    ...selfishnesss In a Father

    Okay, well i have written alot of stories about this, but only on microsoft word, i havent really shared any. My parents are divorced, but thats not why im here, i know its a semi-normal thing to happen. But my father didnt take on the role of being a father very well...
    dani641 dani641 16-17 2 Responses Jan 4, 2009

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    What I Need to Let Out of My System

    Deep down, I mean, reeeeeeaaaaaalllllllllyyyyyy deep down, I know I love my dad. But most of the time? Nope. I realize that some people have it a LOT worse than I do, but I just really need to get this out and ask if my hate is justified. My dad never wanted children, but my mom...
    JaneDoe2468 JaneDoe2468 16-17 7 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    Last conversation I had with him

    and it was barely a conversation was over 2 years ago. I was 18 and hadn't accepted any known contact with him since I was 15. He somehow obtained my cell phone number and called me cold one evening. I answered not knowing it was him and instantly cursed myself when I heard him...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 20

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    I'm Still Not Sure Why.

    He's a difficult person to figure out. He contradicts himself all the time. It is only through the help of others that I have been able to think of some reasonable explanations for why he treats me the way he does. I feel that his relationship with his parents has something to do...
    melmaclorelai melmaclorelai 18-21, F 2 Responses May 27, 2011

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    I Love My Dad But We Cant Get Along But Why?

    I love my dad so much, but we just cant get along. It's like when ever we are together we clash and I need to understand why????
    guaci guaci 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    My Fault Or His?

    I love my dad and how he's always tried to give me what I've wanted in my life. I love that he tries. But sometimes he tries a little bit too hard...and the problem is that he tries at the wrong times. Like when we go on vacation together he tries too hard to bond with me up to...
    easykay easykay 16-17 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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    All Because Of A Red Dress.

    Last Sunday I was getting ready to go to church. I wore a red frilly dress just above the knee with high boots. My father took one glance at me and refused to give me a lift unless I got changed. We had an argument and we haven't spoken to each other yet. He wants me to apologise...
    ozfelyz ozfelyz 18-21 1 Response Nov 19, 2012

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    My dad is controlling,

    money centred, a bully, negative and generally jealous of anyone else being happy he's so selfish and self centered it's unbelievable! Should never of became a father so not suitable.
    TashaBbb TashaBbb 18-21, F Jul 13

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    Don't get me wrong I love my dad to death.

    But he's always lying to me. He's on drugs. And I haven't seen him since my 13th birthday. He hasn't really been in my life since my 7th birthday. He used to abuse my mom so they ended up getting a divorce. He moves from state to state. And I can go a whole entire year without...
    Smileeboo Smileeboo 16-17, F Jul 20

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    Me and my dad were best friends

    now we don't know anything about eachother. I call once a year. Oh well, I'm doing me. I just hope I'm not a cliche for girls with daddy issues
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Jul 20

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    Who Is This Man..?

    I just met my dad about two and a half years ago... I had met him once before but I was only 3 or 4 so I don't remember it. Ever since I met this 'father figure' of mine he only parents when he sees fit. 'Oh Brandi is in the psych ward again? You take care of it, she's your...
    WhoIWillNotBe WhoIWillNotBe 13-15, F Dec 7, 2012

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    I Just Hate My Dad..

    I just hate him.. Everything he does, the way he talks to me, the way he looks at my and treat me.. I've always wanted to be perfect to him and make him proud but nothing worked, I just want him to leave me alone.. And whenever I think things are getting better he effs them up...
    SourPire SourPire 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 9, 2010

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    We were best friends

    for a while, but then his company got new leadership. He started traveling a lot. Every other week he was gone and that's when we stopped getting along. I shared with him how hard all his traveling was on me and my mom (we had talked a lot about this together), and he quit his...
    Marvilles Marvilles 13-15, F Mar 23

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    I Hate You Dad!!!!

    I hate you Cause you make me cry I hate you And I want you To die I hate you And I have no clue When u r around I don’t know what to do I hate you Cause you’re a jackass And i think you see I expect you every time Saying boo Now I’m afraid I have to pee You...
    RehamGhorayeb RehamGhorayeb 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2010

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    The "black-american Dad" Story

    My mom had me at 16 and at that time my dad was 22 and had no business getting a 16 year old girl pregnant. But Long story short thing didn't work with them and instead of sticking around California he ditched and moved to Alabama to live with his mom before i could meet him...
    TeenagedAnarchist TeenagedAnarchist 16-17, M Aug 30, 2012

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    Hope He Dies

    im 13 and my "father" needs to get hit by a car or something lyke i love my dogs way more then him infact i havent loved him since i was 10 or 9 he picks on me a screams nd thretin to hit me so i tell him ill put surger in the tank of his cars.. he is lyke 60 sumthin so when he...
    ClydieReal ClydieReal 13-15 1 Response Aug 9, 2012

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    It's been like this for years it feels like.

    Some days are better than others, but I prefer the days when he doesn't come home at all. He's been sick, and getting worse, I want to bury the hatchet, just in case something happens to him, but I'm not ready to forgive him yet.
    TheUglyBelle TheUglyBelle 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    Its really frustrating how my dad blames me

    for almost every single thing:( He scolds me for things that wasn't even my fault in the first place and every time I say something to defend myself, he accuses me for being rude and stuck up. Now I'm gritting my teeth and trying to shut myself off whenever he scolds me, but...
    beniebenie beniebenie 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    "My Dad Is Crazy"... No Seriously. Actually Crazy.

    There's a long, sad story that goes with the reason why I no longer speak to my father (I guess really it's years and years of stories). But the reason itself is this: I can't have a relationship with him that would bring any positivity to either of our lives. Not only would it...
    LadyLaurenJayne LadyLaurenJayne 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2008

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