I Don't Have a Dad

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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
    Feb 5, 2014

    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
    22-25, M
    Jun 14, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Jul 21, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jan 6, 2013

    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

    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
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2012

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    Jan 4, 2014

    Dad Pffft.

    I've never met my dad. I'm 33, don't seem to be in the cards.
    Molissa197933 Molissa197933
    36-40, F
    Feb 24, 2013

    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
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 10, 2014

    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...
    closetneurotic closetneurotic
    Feb 1, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Jul 6, 2014

    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
    22-25, M
    Jan 23, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    Feb 24, 2013

    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

    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
    1 Response Oct 25, 2009

    I used to till now...

    "until you behave normal I don't have a daughter" ....but what is normal? How does someone with autism act normal?
    DeathIsFinal DeathIsFinal
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2016

    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
    1 Response Feb 21, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2014

    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
    1 Response Mar 25, 2012

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 8, 2014

    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
    Sep 8, 2013

    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
    2 Responses May 28, 2008

    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

    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

    My dad died in a car accident

    when I was 11. He left before I was born, because he didn't want to have a daughter. I didn't know him at all. My mom only showed me a picture of him after he died. I was really sad because he looked so young. He looked like he could have had a happy life. I never wanted to talk...
    uwuplz uwuplz
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2014

    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

    What means that i don't have a dad

    I always say, i don't have a dad. People always ask me, how can I not have dad. Especially kids. I have a dad. If you look biologically. But for me, dad's a person who raised you up, who helped your mom. That's not my dad.  I can't call him dad anymore actually. But well, i...
    Katya24 Katya24
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2010

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Nov 25, 2013

    My story is an odd one im sure.

    I was conceived via an anonymous ***** donor who is my biological father, so someone i have never met and can never meet. My mom had me this way while in a relationship with a man who couldnt have kids. I called him dad, but they got divorced when i was little and since then he...
    samboooo samboooo
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2015

    This is affecting me now,

    I used to be fragile as I grew up without a dad, my father was schezo so he never admitted I was his daughter on the only time I saw him in my childhood. so I hated him big time. Now that I lived with no father, I am afraid to share my life with a man, I feel really scared, coz...
    Sajanova Sajanova
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 23, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2012

    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
    1 Response Mar 15, 2008

    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

    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
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    Feb 24, 2013

    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
    5 Responses Dec 30, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2014

    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
    7 Responses Aug 31, 2012

    I Want to Know My Dad

     this is my first time on here and im not exactly sure what to do...... well im almost 20 years old and ive never really met my father. i saw him once when i was about 9 but i never actually knew him. anyways he and my mom got divorced when i was 1 month old and he gave up...
    ksu ksu
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 8, 2008

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

    I grew up without my dad in the picture.

    My parents divorced before I was born, and my dad committed suicide a few years after that. 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 passed away at 90, when I...
    strapman02 strapman02
    46-50, M
    May 8, 2014

    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
    1 Response May 1, 2011
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