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I Don't Talk to My Dad

A group for those who have problems talking with their father. 1,552 People

    I love my dad. I will never be acceptable to

    him. He was proud of me when I had an illustrious job(comparatively), but never since. I have tried to make him happy with me for 38 years, and I give up. I can't be the person he wants me to be. I have bipolar, and managing that is a job in and of itself. I have to live for...
    jollygreen0123 jollygreen0123 36-40, M Mar 13

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    So when my parents were in high-school,

    my mother met this guy. He was the cool guy all the girls wanted to be with. This guy was the cool guy with the truck, and my mom fell for him. He was her first everything. My mom was a good teen, she really never had money, her mom always got beat, and she had many siblings...
    beautifulsoul8 beautifulsoul8 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 27, 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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    I think I've cut contact with my dad.

    I haven't told him that yet and so I'm feeling uneasy. But he really doesn't call me or message me at all. He gave me little and made my mother struggle to raise me. She always allowed contact because she thought it was important I knew my father, but now she has asked me not to...
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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

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    Bad Dad

    When I was younger my dad abused us physically and mentally. My mom had to call the cops to get him out of the house when I was 7. Untill 9-6-13 I still saw him, he yelled at me to the point I cried. He gave me the guilt trip, which was how he controlled us before, so it hit me...
    Missy3210 Missy3210 13-15, F Nov 17, 2013

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    my parents spilt when i was about 10,

    now I'm 16. I used to see my dad once in a while, but now i havent seen him for about 7 months. Im extremely angry with him because of all the suffering he put us through and whenever i see him we have an argument but I realised I miss him. He tries contacting me but i changed...
    zeebud zeebud 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Dreamt of my father of him hacking into my phone

    and read my private messages with my online friends..... Scary nightmare...
    theyellowpage theyellowpage 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 3

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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 1 Response Apr 2, 2014

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    He is such an *******.

    .. After stating that I do not need to visit him and have more time with my family.. He now blames me for not visiting him... He never keeps his words and still dares to points fingers at others and insist they too didnt keep their words...
    JNTXY JNTXY 31-35, M Feb 2

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    I remember when I was little

    and my dad would come to visit once every 2 years. He used to get us a hotel and not get 2 beds I remember being scared that he would rape me at some point and he always liked the fact that I was thick unlike my mother which is very skinny so he would always grab my thighs. I...
    AllysaLee AllysaLee 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    My mom and dad got divorced

    when I was 2. I never really had a father in my life. when we finally link up I promise to give him a second chance and I did. on my wedding day he didn't even want to do the father dance with me I felt so embarrassed in front of all of my friends. it hurts to know that I will...
    Sicaj Sicaj 26-30 1 Response Apr 13

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    Me and my dad haven't really talked

    since I was 7 and I'm 12 now and he competly ignores me ive told everyone that I really love that he hates me and ignores me but no one listens i need edvice how to talk to my dad again
    foreveralone321 foreveralone321 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    I am one of the fathers you guys do not want to

    talk to. And here is my side of the story: I separated from my wife when my daughter was 8 years old. Until that time, I was very involved in my daughter's life. I did all the things that all dads do with their children, and perhaps even more. I took my daughter for skiing...
    papadiet papadiet 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 2, 2014

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    He had the audacity to TEXT me on Easter .

    I just read it . Like Seriously?! We haven't talked in months . I'm not your anything. It doesn't even phase you . In my mind you're dying a little bit everyday and you don't care . That's why.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    My Father

    The last time I spoke to my dad was in 1988. I was 7 years old and can remember all the hospital visits, the ambulance rides, and my mom coming home early from work all the time. My dad's name is Bertrand and he was a great great man. I just wish that I could have spent more time...
    A7X2009 A7X2009 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2012

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    He ruined my life in

    so many ways. Violent, dishonest, selfish, ignorant, stubborn, treats his wife like a slave...always sides with others against his family saying nasty things and yelling at us to make others happy, emotionally and mentally abusive towards me and even worse with Mum...The type of...
    2095TwistedTransistor3684 2095TwistedTransistor3684 31-35, F Oct 24, 2014

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    I Don't Want To Either

    I haven't spoken to my father in eight years or so. I have no wish to speak to him again in my life. My life, as ****** as it is right now, would only be worse if he were in it.
    roningy roningy 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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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 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 4 Responses Jan 5, 2014

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    I haven't spoken to my father in almost four

    years. I saw him a few days ago and ran in the other direction before he noticed me. We do not get along and probably never will and while other people have pressured me to fix things, I like things just the way they are. It's sad but since we haven't spoken, times have been...
    Mr718 Mr718 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 18, 2014

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    We do talk when we have to

    but we just don't get along very well. We never agree on anything and we argue about everything so we just don't converse much. Even as a kid I've never liked him and used to wish he'd be more like the other dads I'd see picking up their kids after school. You know, like be a...
    Mariyah22 Mariyah22 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    My dad couldn't give two ***** about me

    but cares about the kids he had with his fiancée and her kid from another relationship. I haven't seen my dad in almost two years and he only talks to me when my Granny, his mums, tells him he should.
    QueenOfAwkwardness QueenOfAwkwardness 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I don't talk to my dad

    for many reasons. 1 he is an ignorant abusive ****. when I was just a baby my mother would sleep around and my dad would find out about it so he would beat her. I asked him why he beat on my mother and that's what he told me. when me and my brothers we're just kids around 6 and...
    Just1OriginalMe Just1OriginalMe 22-25 2 Responses Feb 4

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    He sexually abused me

    and made me a slave, passing me around to his other children who also abused me and their uncles from the time I was six till my mom left him for other reasons when I was ten. She took her children with her and I've never seen or spoken to him since.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2014

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    How to get my narcissistic dad to stop

    harassing me and my family..
    JNTXY JNTXY 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    we harldy ever speak to each other only during

    some occasions . when I had my first bf he didnt even react like what fathers usually do
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    my parents got divorced

    when I was younger then my dad went to jail and basically I hadn't seen him for like 3 years and I has barely spoken to him, even when he got out we didn't see each other or anything like that. I used to be a daddy's girl so when I had first gotten the news that he went to jail...
    youcantbeserious youcantbeserious 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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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.
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    To Me, He Doesn't Exist!

    My dad? Who's he? I don't know the man... Yeah he's still alive. I just don't talk to him. I want nothing to do with him. He refuses to care about me and my sister...only my little brother he pampers. Even after he's 21. I thought it was cruel when my Dad once told me in an...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 3 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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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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    ...

    ...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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    Daddy

    My father and I were never close. I never thought it was strange until I saw other fathers interacting with their children. He would just come home from work, eat, and watch TV. He wasn't abusive or cruel, just absent. Growing up, I started to hate him. I felt lost, as a young...
    jusydeadnotsleeping jusydeadnotsleeping 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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    After creating so many problems in my family.

    .. He still wants to interfere... Asking me to get everyone together and he wants to settle and makes sure everyone know what is their positions.. See that.. 'Their positions'... Not himself included.. Not sure what he is doing.. Still pointing fingers at everyone accept himself...
    JNTXY JNTXY 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I talk to my Dad but he cant respond.

    My Dad hasn't been able to speak or move or eat or breathe thru his mouth since a terrible car accident 2 1/2 years ago. A severe brain injury left his mind (memories, intelligence, etc) exactly the same as b4 the accident, but turned his body into a vegetable pretty much. He is...
    shaybaby26 shaybaby26 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 26

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    i dont talk to my dad i dont

    even no my dad i was told he died when i was 2 but wasnt told how he died and my mom doesn't even have any pictures of him.
    Becca1369 Becca1369 13-15, F Jan 3

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 22, 2014

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    I have a tough choice to make.

    He broke the law in tracking me down and turned up at my door. He asked if he could come in, I refused. He said that he wanted to make things right and said he wanted me to have his winning lottery ticket. This is a man who has previously beaten me and my mother to suicide. My...
    turntimeback turntimeback 18-21, F Jan 5

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    He always blames things on everyone else.

    He isnt a Rolemodel whatsoever. He treats women terribly and he always finds a way to put me down. People think I'm cruel that i dont want a relationship with him. But if you went through what i went through, you'd understand why. I was beaten for putting water in the cat food...
    gxddesss gxddesss 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I Don't Hate Him

    I don't hate him , but I can see crystal clear through his eyes, deep inside, there is only hate there for me, only envy and malice in his soul. I am 16, I haven't talk to him for about 6 months now and I can tell that I feel much better from then, although it's quite...
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2013

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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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    I haven't spoke to my dad

    since I was three years old but always said when I was older I'd make contact and make an opinion of my dad myself. I still speak to my dad's side of the family just not him. Back last year I got his number from a family member and sent a text to confirm it was him and he asked...
    tempanylouise tempanylouise 16-17, F 3 days ago

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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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    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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    My parents' marriage came to an end

    when I was around 9 or 10. I haven't seen him since June 2014 because he was forcing me to do a sport that sapped a ton of my energy. I also almost failed a grade because of that sport. He texts me here and there but I never answer. When I become a dad I will do more than try to...
    Amalgamare Amalgamare 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 12

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