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I Don't Talk to My Dad

A group for those who have problems talking with their father. 1,832 People

    For years I wondered what he was like.

    I knew he loved to fish & so did I. I wondered what it'd be like to go fishing with my dad. Hang out with him on the weekends, the kind of things my friends did with their dads. I was angry my mom never let him come around.. As I got older, it seemed as though I always chose to...
    cmystique cmystique 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2015

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    Whenever I think of connecting with my father,

    I make sure to make myself see how much he doesn’t deserve it, because you know what? My life is already empty of any love and I should not be entering cold irresponsible people in it, but rather I should be eliminating them from my life, those who already exist in it. Many...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 29, 2015

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    I have a complicated relationship with my

    father (and mother, but this post only talks about fathers). My parents aren't divorced, but that doesn't mean that they have a happy marriage. When I was young, he would spend most of his life working so I never really got the time to know him and when he returns home, he just...
    Daredevil101 Daredevil101 18-21 Dec 14, 2015

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    i used to think my dad was perfect,

    he's so clever, he's a teacher in an university, he does chemistry maths and stuff, but I moved to Spain and haven't seen him in 5 years :/ I've never lived with him my mum has done all for me she even works cleaning bathrooms and floors :'( I love her she's so strong, she has 3...
    TheBelovedMan TheBelovedMan 22-25, M Dec 15, 2014

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    I am glad I do not talk to my father,

    he is a terrible person. I would rather say he is dead than tell you what he has done.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    It is always funny when your dad threatens to

    strangle you and then ship you off to your home country to get married to a forty year old *********. Little does that naive old man know that this worthless piece of s**t is going to get a law degree and land his *** in jail :))
    ayeshaketchum ayeshaketchum 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2014

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    I Even Call Him David

    Some times i feel like wearing a huge "TALK TO ME" sign like the one in this group's profile pic only that mine would also have "CANT U SEE ME U FOOL!!"  It is very frustrating to talk to someone who barely notices ur presence trust me i have tried. He doesn't live with us...
    ufutaa ufutaa 18-21, F 2 Responses May 21, 2012

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    ...

    ...and my father almost murdered me...Don't think I forgot that **** it still burdens me...Don't you want me dadDon't you love me dadWhat the ****...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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    I Miss You Dad..

    I haven't spoken to my father in about a year now. I feel as if Ive completely lost him, and well - I've become numb to the feeling. Throughout my life he has battled with alcohol, and that has always put a factor into my parents' marriage, causing separation...
    smkox smkox 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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    so I have a decision to make

    and I don't know which way to go. my dad and I don't talk and have a damaged relationship. he is having a 60th birthday party this weekend and I was invited. I don't know if I want to go. my sister is going and taking my nieces so I can hang with them but I feel like why...
    disneygal81 disneygal81 31-35, F Nov 14, 2015

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    its impossible to talk to him now

    but i avoided him when i could when he was still alive
    TeenmommyNikki TeenmommyNikki 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 14, 2015

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    Before i was born he left

    because he didn't want me. I don't know what he looks like or his name
    felicitydunlap felicitydunlap 13-15, F Jul 6, 2015

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    if my father had his life to do over again,

    i know i wouldn't be in it. he'd always tell us not to get married. stay away from women, they're only trouble. he regretted getting married. he'd say he wished he'd have gone to wall street and been a stock-broker. he'd wished he'd have moved to san diego and been a lawyer like...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 18, 2015

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    I don't even know where he is.

    Last time I heard from him he was off to Paris. That was like 10 years ago.
    izzycg izzycg 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2015

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    I hate this day. Father's Day - it's a joke!

    There's a reason why Mother's Day is the most celebrated holiday - they are usually the parent that gives a damn! I'm not saying all mothers are great, nor are all men who truly deserve the title of "Father" bad, but a majority are! I despise today, but in my anger and hurt...
    honestcloud honestcloud 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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    Guess what tomorrow is?

    "avoid-social-media" day!
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 16-17, F Jun 20, 2015

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    Whenever I'm In public

    and I see a dad with his little girl, treating her like a princess I just really want to cry, because that's really all I ever wanted.
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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    Well it was a couple of months ago

    and I went to go stay with my dad cause I got introuble at school so anyway while I was there my dad got drunk and he came in the house and like came up stairs and told me to get up and I guess I got up to slowly so he grabbed me by the shirt and said do you think thus is a game...
    notheonlyone notheonlyone 13-15, M 7 Responses Jul 5, 2015

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    My father wasn't around often,

    but even when he was, it was like he was a ghost. Most of the time he spent either on his computer or in the game room watching TV and drinking. I knew he could be an awful person, but I never really knew the full extent until I got older. He would get drunk and be...
    Grant0306 Grant0306 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 2, 2014

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    I haven't properly spoken with my father

    for about three months now and frankly, as a 17 year old girl, I am not very bothered by the situation. Despite this, my mother in particular really wants me to make an effort and apologise to him for causing him to shut down. Apparently this occurred because he is sick of my...
    Zaroha134 Zaroha134 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2015

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    I Never Had The Chance

    Thank you dad Eventhough u weren't around to watch me grow , I find alot of my traits come from you.. I turned out great I wish u could see the little bit of you there is in me. I will never understand why you abandoned me  Or y I wasn't important enough to pursue, I will never...
    Cerxx Cerxx 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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    My father used to be my hero years ago.

    Even though I grew up with my grandma, he would come to visit in a monthly basis, which meant the world to me. He would take us out to play, ride bikes and camping. For any kid that's great and enough to forget other issues like getting spanked or grounded. He used to make me go...
    Y1984a Y1984a 26-30, F Jul 6, 2015

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    He has been gone since I was 6

    but he tried to stay in our lives. He moved back to Alberta while we were in Manitoba. After about a year or two he just stopped talking to us. We became Facebook friends and we talked again but one day I posted a status about something to do with my mom, kind of joking around...
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2014

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    He still lives with me,

    he still socializes with me, but he's not really my "dad" anymore. It really hurts me inside when I see posts of girls my age, saying how much they "love their daddy" whilst posting pictures of them and their dad, it reminds me of how much I'll never have that. When I was 6...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 26, 2015

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    My father. Now he is behaving like an *** now.

    I work i earn but he thinks im spending too much and he has taken my credit card and keeping a tap on my account. I dont know what should I do. ;( . I have stopped talking to him.
    paulhou0 paulhou0 22-25, M Nov 28, 2015

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    I love my dad so much

    and so does he but the problem is he get excited for small things and starts to become nasty. Then after being nasty, he starts smiling, have a calm voice and be apologetic (depends on the situation though). Mum says that i shouldn't mind what he says when he gives out because...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 5, 2014

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    He left me for dead with my mom.

    He can bugger off with his new family. Good thing my mom was a strong person.
    LemStark LemStark 16-17, M Jun 21, 2015

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    Father's Day tomorrow,

    and he may not even show up... Plus the last conversation we had on the phone a week ago was him screaming at me... If I do see him, I'm not looking forward to it.... He'll just criticize me and yell at me some more... On the other hand, I feel bad for my 4yr old brother because...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 20, 2015

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    So today I was at work

    and it was pretty steady, not busy but not slow. I saw someone in my line and realised it was my dad... Preparing for a reunion of sorts with him when I noticed him (because I hadn't seen him in years) he finally got to the front of the line and I just said "hello" very nervous...
    lifeisnottoobad lifeisnottoobad 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    Who Are You?

    Dear Dad: I don't know you! You were gone most of my life, and I realized you knew where I was you just didn't decide to visit.  You blame my grandmother, but if you really wanted to be part of my life, you would've overcome any obstacles to get to me. ...
    Th3D0ct0r Th3D0ct0r 26-30 9 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    I only talk to my dad

    when I have to. My parents have been separated since my dad left us when I was 10. I've never forgiven him for leaving, and since he left, he's done a lot of other things that has made me not want anything to do with him. Because he left my family without any warning, my...
    BlueLass BlueLass 18-21, F Sep 18, 2015

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    My dad makes me feel like I'm worthless.

    We don't have a relationship although we live under the same roof. I never felt love from him and I stopped showing him love after he started abusing me physically and mentally. Always bringing me down and making me feel like a mistake. He's always angry and in a bitter mood. He...
    dreamerxo186 dreamerxo186 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    We don't speak, I remember the last time I

    called him the conversation was so awkward. I was 20 and still felt empty from his abandonment, but after that call I knew I wasn't missing out on nothing. He was missing more than anything...he doesn't even know he has a grandson. I'll never understand how you can walk away...
    therealher1 therealher1 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2015

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    talk? to my dad i don't

    even know my dad well of course i seen pictures of him but i never got to met him , and no he didn't die he just wasn't a good father too me and I'm honestly happy without him cause shoes me ll my life i don't need no man in my life to make me happy.
    ggabbyr ggabbyr 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    My dad isn't a big part of my life anymore,

    he departed from my life while growing up from a young age. As I get older I do start to miss him more than I ever did as a child. The last time I heard his voice it was over the phone, we was in the hospital for CHF. I tried hard not to cry when I heard him, he told me he was...
    MellowButterfly666 MellowButterfly666 18-21, F Aug 14, 2015

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    I used to like my dad,

    but later it became clear that he loves my sister a lot more than me. Even my mom noticed it, but my dad keeps denying it and gets angry if i tell him how I feel about it. He starts throwing things and yell at me. But he is trying to talk to...
    Tiffjoy Tiffjoy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8, 2015

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    My father and mother divorced

    when I was a year old. He won full custody and never allowed her to see me. We had an amazing relationship up until I was about 10 and he started dating my step mother. After that he tossed me to the side for her kids. Years of fighting and battling for his love and affection...
    breezeinthewind breezeinthewind 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2015

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    My dad abandoned me as a child.

    Years later, I found out I had a brother who wanted my dad and I to talk to each other. My dad refused to admit his mistakes or apologize, so I refused to associate with him. I figure this late in the game, there's really no reason.
    allshadesofgrey allshadesofgrey 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2015

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    We live in the same house

    and I haven't had a normal convo with him in ages all he ever does is give me orders and scream and fight with me and it gets annoying. He's never happy with anything I do no matter how hard I try he never lets me go out anywhere cause he says he doesn't trust me and he just...
    LauraMcgee LauraMcgee 16-17, F Jul 9, 2015

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    my parents understands me now

    for being cold hearted..and im starting to talk with them now..
    jiwonhan612 jiwonhan612 13-15 Jun 23, 2015

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    I love my dad to pieces.

    I admire him and respect him for the qualities he has that I'm kind of lacking in. It's kind of flattering to see how strangers respond to him, even men. So impressed and in awe of his accomplishments. He had this movie star like public persona with my friends, co-workers and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 21, 2015

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    Vswagger Vswagger 13-15, M Jun 24, 2015

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    My parents got divorced

    when I wad 13 after a year of seperation. My dad got a new family and now the only times he calls me is a butt dial. I don't answer anymore because it just gets my hopes up. I miss him, but it's also easier this way; less complicated. I don't know what I want. Sometimes it...
    Cierrad151 Cierrad151 16-17, F Jul 16, 2015

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    My mom and dad got divorced right

    before I entered kindergarten, but lived together until I was in 5th grade. It was very unstable: lots of yelling, fighting, late nights driving looking for them, begging for him to come home. I remember crying most nights waiting for him to come home. I remember going to the...
    anoncat7 anoncat7 18-21, F Nov 13, 2015

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    This really should say my dad doesn't talk to

    me. He is a dummy. I'm sorry but he is. A real dodo. All my life he has never attempted bonding with me or my brother. He drinks. He's super emotional. He guilt trips everyone. He victimizes himself. He drank while driving my brother and I in the car when we were kids. As a kid...