I Feel Like a Failure As a Father

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    I'm Not the Dad That I Wanted to Be.

      My ex-wife and I split up almost 4 years ago. We have two children together. When we separated they were 7 and 9. The hardest thing that I ever dealt with in my life has been the fact that I can't see their faces everyday. I enjoy ever moment we get together, which doesn't...
    LivinaLie LivinaLie
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Nov 12, 2007

    My story is pretty simple.

    I love my daughter so so much. But sometimes I don't know when to shut up. When she lies, or disrespects me, I use anger. (yell and make big deal about things.) It hurts her and hurts her self esteem. I don't name call, but I cuss and yell and make her "infraction" out to be...
    hotwired99 hotwired99
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2013

    I Feel...

    ...Like i'm just not good enough for my wife, as you know on here as Boopadroop. Adding to Boopadroop, the baby is going to come early and is supposed to be delivered tomorrow, at 12:00 P.M
    BoopaTrooper BoopaTrooper
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 5, 2012

    My Son Is A Selfish Boy!

    My son, who is 6 years old, came in to our house, telling me that a boy was bothering him and his friends. When I walked outside, I see this sweet young kid, on his bycicle leaving the area and I asked him what was happening and he just responded, "I wasn't doing nothing". See...
    ronniecastro ronniecastro
    Feb 27, 2012

    Hanging In There

    Feelings of failure are inevitable when a 19-year old son commits suicide, as ours did 20 years ago. Peroidic alienation from his older brother hurt, too, although that's now a thing of the past. Our situation was complicated by the fact that I've been a minister all my working...
    hopeful2 hopeful2
    1 Response Jun 18, 2009

    Help Always Pushed Away.

    I sometimes feel I am, my son goes to his mother for everything and will allow me to do nothing. I have always tryed to be suportive and as careing as I can be there seems no reason why he hardly talks to me or allows me to do anything. Even my wife says he is lucky to have a...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 15, 2012

    What Happened?????

    I`ll never remember this site so will someone please E-Mail Me. PLEASE ! ! ! shegen@juno.com I am now 56 years old, My children are 30,35,37. They are the best people I`ve ever met! In 1976 my wife & I seperated & in 1978 I became a single parent (divorce). I...
    HGene HGene
    Feb 15, 2009
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