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I Don't Have a Dad

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    He died at the age of 52 from lymphoma.

    I was 11 at the time. Being that weird "young but old enough" age to understand death, I didn't know how to process it. I was just getting into my pubescent stage of my life, but before I started experimenting with make-up and started talking to boys, I was learning of grief...
    jxparc jxparc 18-21 Feb 1

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    I Wonder

    I was just watching tv and an advert came on where a dad and a daughter go shopping. She cant decide whether to buy one of two things she's seen, her dad says to the store assistant, "well, we'll just have to get both." The daughter throws her arms around her dad and...
    ASortaFairytale ASortaFairytale 26-30, F Sep 15, 2007

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    This One Is For You, Daddy

    : : I know you will never read this.. you will never miss me.. you don't even remember me. BUT, I remember you. I miss you. : : I pray that you are in your pink of health and having a great life. But just to inform you, life is not so great for your daughter. Yes, YOUR DAUGHTER...
    TiredOfRunning TiredOfRunning 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    Why Did My Dad Leave?

    I was almost 10 when my dad left us( my mom, sister and 3 brothers) for dead(I'm 13 now). He was a very abusive man. He would hit mom real ugly in front of us. He was also very perverted. One time he *********** in front of my sister who was 6 years old at the time. He would...
    Iwantadaddy Iwantadaddy 13-15, F Jun 9, 2012

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    I Dont Have One Of Those :'(

    ive never known him. My mom has never really told me why i have never met him. When i was 14, i asked her if she would try to find him, and she said yes. When i asked about it again a few months later, she said that cps couldnt find his records. Well, i found out that was a lie...
    snyper89 snyper89 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 31, 2012

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    my "dad" is really a dad.

    . i would like him to be but he's too much of an *******. he has NEVER payed child support, he's not there for me.. oh and here's a big one: i was abused by him for 12 years. yeah.. then my mom finally grew balls and kicked him out. then i was stupid and moved in with him. wow...
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F Jul 21

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    Pain Which Has Got No Limits.

    I never thought that I would be writing this. My letters to daddy had always been full of love and hope. Love beyond limits, not pain. Never. I always wrote about the immense love that I have for my daddy but always hid the pain. That terrible pain in my heart that has been...
    TiredOfRunning TiredOfRunning 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2013

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    My Dad Ran Away

    My dad ran away about 2 years ago becuse he thought he was going to get arested for not paying child support. I thaught he would come back in two years like 4 years ago . i only have a picture of him . im scard he has other kids or forgot about me .i love him .but im mad at him...
    toriab toriab 16-17 2 Responses May 28, 2008

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    Growing Up With No Fatherly Figure

    When i was really young, about 2 or 3 years old, my dad had decided that he couldn't raise two girls and a beautiful wife that was basically forced upon him. So he decided to pack his bags, and leave nothing behind for us, but hurt in our hearts. At first i didn't understand, i...
    getoutsoon0206 getoutsoon0206 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    16 years ago. It happened.

    I was born. By accident. Drugs, alcohol and carelessness made me. And then I was born. 16 years on A man i will never know nor my mother. Just those drugs and that night club will know of that one night stand. My mum doesn't know nothing about him due to the mistake of being as...
    ronronn ronronn 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I am looking for a strict Dad.

    If you are a pervert don't contact. Someone who has a ear to listen and give advice. Someone who knows when I need to be put over his lap as well. Someone who will be there when I need them.
    Tammy025 Tammy025 22-25, F 17 Responses Jan 11

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    I feel lost with no direction

    or sense of who I am. I wish I had someone to look up to and teach me everything a father should teach their son. I wish i had a role model, I feel broken and unsure, I feel like he's left me in the middle of the ocean not knowing a damn clue. As time goes by he slowly...
    elijah1115 elijah1115 18-21, M Jan 23

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    Where Did You Go?? :'(

    This is the first time that I'm putting those *feelings* into words. Aah.. so much to say but don't know where to start from. I last saw my Dad when I was 3-4 yrs old. And I last talked to him on phone when I was 7. I'm 20 now. 13 long years have passed but I still remember what...
    TiredOfRunning TiredOfRunning 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    He Died When I Was 11

    I did have a dad, at one point in time. But I lost him three years ago. I could say I lost him 11 years ago,but he physically died 3 years ago. I loved him so much, but my parents were divorced and I never much saw him. I still loved every second of it, and it sent me into a...
    ISayDucky ISayDucky 13-15 1 Response Mar 25, 2012

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    Grew Up Trying To Follow In A Dead Man's Footsteps.

    I am the youngest of three and I dont remember my dad very well, mostly just the stories told to me about him and what kind of man he was. I remember him throwing me up in the air or setting me down on the arcade machines in the bowling alley while he played. My dad loved to bowl...
    johnloveshiswife johnloveshiswife 22-25, M Aug 8, 2012

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    I grew up without my dad in the picture.

    My parents divorced not long after I was born, and my dad died a few years later due to the effects from alcoholism . I was raised by my mom and her parents. While they were great,and did the best that they could -- with my grandfather being as sharp as a tack until he...
    strapman02 strapman02 41-45 May 8

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    When my mom was pregnant with me,

    my birth-father, Tim, stuck by her most of the way. When I was born i was supposed to have a father; however, after I was born, he was gone. He isn't dead or anything, he just kinda left for whatever bullshit reason. So fast forward about 12 years. My mom meets a guy, Keith...
    FriscoWolf FriscoWolf 18-21, M Jun 14

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    I Really Don'T Have A Dad

    Ok life is hard without a dad my other sisters have a dad but I don't I just been wondering that I was born first and there was a guy with my mom at the time but then my sister was born and the other day she said her dad told her that he picked my sister to be her dad and not me...
    Lexi1654 Lexi1654 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2013

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    The second part to this is slightly different.

    I have never been told anything but stumbled upon my mums diary by accident. While looking for an address it had a list of her partners, and the dates. Turns out I found my dad. I dont know how I should feel about all of this, happy? sad? I just feel emotional. But there are too...
    tomb33 tomb33 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 17

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    He walked out on me and my mom on my seventh

    birthday. I've seen him once since then and he was with another woman. He is not my father.
    tortop tortop 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Dad Pffft.

    I've never met my dad. I'm 33, don't seem to be in the cards.
    Molissa197933 Molissa197933 31-35, F Feb 24, 2013

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    I have not had a father in my life

    since day one. I met him once when I was 13 just about the age where all the hard stuff is taken care of and it was all single handedly done by my mother. I was always mad at him for never being there when I got home from meeting him for the first and only time I was really...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 5

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    I wish i could go back in time

    and make sure my mum married the right person... My real dad tried to kill me when i was born because he didnt like me then he ran away and never came back which left my mum with nothing then she married again and this time without her even knowing he abused me physically...
    PaigeyPops PaigeyPops 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 2

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    Who's To Blame?

    I'm 16 years old and I have never met my dad. I just assumed that he didn't want to stay with my and that's why he left but recently I found out he actually proposed to my mom and she said no. He was older than her and he already had 3 kids. I wasn't meant to be born. It was an...
    sam1357 sam1357 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2012

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    I have never seen my dad.

    .left me and my mother on the day I was born. after that he has never bothered to check if we are alive...doesn't he ever wonder how his 22 year daughter today looks like? what kind of people are filled on this earth????????????????? where is justice...
    soul4u soul4u 22-25 1 Response Feb 21

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    I've met a lot of guys

    that don't have dads, either because they're out of the picture (took off, died, jail, whatever), or because the relationship they have with their father or stepfather isn't the one they want or need. I've got a good friend who discovered at 19 that he was adopted and had never...
    justaguy1802 justaguy1802 51-55, M Jan 11

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    People at school make fun of me

    for not having a dad. They say "What Dad" and "Get a Dad kid" to me. It's very depressing and I want to find my dad so I can show them I do have a Dad. My mom said he was playing hide and go seek with me but that's not true. I've only seen my dad once and he gave me a jacket...
    Nodad Nodad 22-25 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I Just Want To Get Away From Him!

    in a way i do have a dad cuz i live with him and my mom but also in a way i dont cuz all he does is lie to me and hurt me like about 2 years ago my mom and dad decided that they wanted to move to nj and so when we first got too nj we lived with my g parents well we were looking...
    imbored1919 imbored1919 22-25 1 Response May 1, 2011

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    Sad But True

    I was a single mother of two children until I met an amazing man! Being a fatherless daughter I did the unthinkable I too fell into the statistics and turned to men for attention! Married at 16 had my first daughter at 20 divorced at 21 remarried at 25 had a son at 26 divorced...
    Jan 12, 2013

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    Im 20 years old, i got adopted from my step

    father since i have the use off conscience, got his last name an all... The problem is that i never got that feeling of him being my father, never play with me and a lot of stuff ... I don't know who my real dad is, and i cry a lot because now i live in florida alone , have my...
    warnercstillo warnercstillo 18-21, M 1 Response May 8

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    My Dad Left Me At The Age Of 2.

    I cant really describe my dad because i dont really know him, but what I do know is that he cheated on hes wife with a woman who was 20 years younger than him which happened to be my mother. When she got pregnant they stopped seeing each other and when my mom had the baby he was...
    AdrianaMitchell AdrianaMitchell 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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    Don't Whine.

    imbored. You have a dad. He's alive and there. Don't whine. It makes me mad when people with some sort of dad complain about having someone not emotionally there. That's bs. He's alive. He's there. And if you have had any contact, you have a dad. I never once met my...
    1 Response Jan 17, 2013

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    I Miss You

    First of all I have never known how it felt to have a dad around to have fun with, to joke around with, to call dad. Even though my mom tries her best to comfort me she will never know how I feel to have a part of you missing. My dad died 2 months before I was even born it was on...
    ashleeymolinaa ashleeymolinaa 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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    I Dont Have a Dad

    i dont have a dad well i do but it doesnt feel like it my russian cousin has come around and stayd because his dad is screwed in the hed and i notice theyre allowd to get away with things i cant, oh and its my russian cousin and little brother im on about. my dad has bin in a...
    bballerben bballerben 16-18 1 Response Mar 15, 2008

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    If youve never had it, you dont know what your missing.

    My Parents were both still in highschool when my mom get pregnant. my mom, of course was happy and wanted me. my dad? not so much...he asked my mom to get an abortion, saying they were too young and he still wanted to party. of course, my mom was agianst that and brought...
    BellaVara BellaVara 18-21, F Oct 25, 2009

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    I've never known my Dad.

    All I know is that he took off when I was little. All I know of him is through photos and back talk from my mother's side of the family. I never really realised the empty feeling until society hit me when I was about in year 6. I don't really know why it hit me like that, but...
    Melodicwhisper Melodicwhisper 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Where Did My Daddy Go?

    I have a dad physically but not emotionally. He was too negative and a compulsive liar. He was homo sexual and with guys that he got With shortly after they met. He was having sexual intercourse with his nephew that was 12 at the time. He thought loving me was buying me stuff...
    jonathangatlin jonathangatlin 13-15 3 Responses Aug 27, 2011

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    He Was Never Told

    In short i was the product of a one night stand. My mum was only 22 at the time and was doing what 22 year old do, have fun. I really struggle to live with it sometimes, knowing somewhere out there is my dad. With him not knowing who i am, and me not knowing who he is. Ever...
    tomb33 tomb33 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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    I Really Don'T Have A Dad

    Ok life is hard without a dad my other sisters have a dad but I don't I just been wondering that I was born first and there was a guy with my mom at the time but then my sister was born and the other day she said her dad told her that he picked my sister to be her dad and not me...
    Lexi1654 Lexi1654 13-15, F Feb 24, 2013

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    A Letter From Your Unknown Dad

    I don't know what you've been told, but I would never purposely hurt you. I don't care how you got here, or who your mother is, you are part of me, and hurting you is hurting myself. I know we have never met, but I want to explain something to you just in case we never do. There...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 8, 2013

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    It's So Confusing

    Several years ago I was informed that the man I always thought was my biological father, in actuality, was not. He and my mother had an open relationship, of a kind, and it is believed my real biological father is another man due to the fact that my mother's husband had a...
    darcyx darcyx 22-25, F Nov 25, 2013

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    I Wish I Had a Dad.

    He left when I was really young. He only visited me once and then I never saw him ever again. My mom hated him. I wish I had a dad. I get jealous of other girls who have dads. It makes me really sad. Sometimes I feel like it's my mom's fault, that maybe she told him to not come...
    minnie22mouse minnie22mouse 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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    Never had any man that was a dad to me.

    I was so afraid to become a parent, thought for certain I'd screw it up because I had no father to imitate. Fortunately I have not but I had to study and learn from my children. The greatest job in the world is being a dad. My favorite word is daddy. I pity my bio father...
    don0063 don0063 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 11

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    My dad is dead....he divorced my mom

    when I was two years old and he went to live far away......I saw him once or twice a year. He had a drinking a smoking problem. He died when I was only 7 years old......it broke me.......and I am 13 now and recently I have been crying a lot because of my dad
    MyFATHERSGIRL MyFATHERSGIRL 13-15, F Jan 4

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