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I Forgive My Dad

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    He didn't reach out to me during my pregnancy

    or at all since I gave birth last year. I respect his free will and forgive him
    sahmmama sahmmama 22-25, F Apr 28

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    He made it up to me. Grilled steak

    and veggies, warm potatoes, and Fireball. It's good. It's really good. <3
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 25, 2014

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    I'm So Glad I Did

    Okay I want to start by saying ARRGHHH!!! I just wrote this thing out and I lost it!!! It was a really long bloody story - this one is going to be shorter because I'm pissed now LOL!   Well basically my dad done a lot of bad stuff, including beating up my mum. He done...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2008

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    After Many Years...

    After maybe 5 years I've decided to forgive my Dad from cheating in that race we had in France. He cheated, and I should've won. He started running on the 'steady' instead of 'go'. I didn't notice he'd started until he passed me, so had to charge after him and he only just...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 1, 2008

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    Whoever You Are......

    I hated that I never knew you. I hated that I was always teased about it. I hated that my family was ****** up and broken. I hated that you knew perfectly well who I was and where I lived but never bothered to come see me. I hated you. But now I don't. Even if I may never know...
    Lostsoul22 Lostsoul22 22-25, F Dec 18, 2009

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    I Forgive Him But He'll Never Know

    I went through a lot with my birth father, and while it wasn't as bad as other people have had it, it was bad enough for me to stop talking to him. He put myself and my mother through so much, and I hated him with every ounce of my being for the longest time. But now, I forgive...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2008

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    I Would Have Never Known

    I found out , like most people do , that my dad was not perfect.  I didn't find out by word of mouth , I found out through fist and torment.  My parents divorced when I was 10 .  My sister and I lived with my dad, mom had nowhere to go .  My mom left us and...
    blessings08 blessings08 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    My Dad

    I couldnt ever live with him again, and things will never be the same. Still he is my dad, and has done things for me.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M Mar 24, 2010

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    I Wanna Say Me Too.

    But I can't do that right now.  I long for the day where I can.  This man has caused me so much grief and issues.  I haven't been to a therapist yet, but I imagine they'd run off after one meeting with me.  I am so ****** up because of him...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F Dec 18, 2009

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    It's my step dad dad and he nudged me and I pushed him back then he punched Mr and started hitting my head against the rug also at the time I just left the shower so I was in a...
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    Sometimes, when we are left with no other choice but to forgive someone, it doesn't necessarily mean we have to keep them in our lives. It's more or less about no longer allowing...
    ExoticNightmare ExoticNightmare 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    It's certainly not showing your acceptance of being trampled on to forgive another's wrong-doings. The vast majority of people are decent and obliging people who certainly wouldn't...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I forgive you for not being strong enough to do the difficult thing and maintain the moral high road and be as persistent at them as you needed to be. You let us down, but I am...
    TechieGeek TechieGeek 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I used to when I was younger, but now my dad and I barely talk to each other. My mom says that my dad is possibly bipolar, and by his actions, I think she's right. He gets angry...
    alaniW180 alaniW180 13-15 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I do. I can't help it. People make mistakes, and though I'd really much rather not be hurt, it happens. No one is perfect, and if I were not to forgive , I would not be worthy of...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    forgetting what someone has done wrong is difficult But I'll forgive. But in a sense of not holding a grudge. Because holding on to anger will not make the person feel worse.it...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    To move forward in our lives, it is essential to practice forgiveness. Harboring negative feelings towards another only serves to cause one inner bitterness. A long held grudge...
    Olivia1962 Olivia1962 51-55, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm a regular 15 year old teen, I think. I have good friends. I've had my heart broken. I go to a good school and get great grades. I'm still a virgin. I've have two younger...
    AzarathRaven AzarathRaven 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I can't support him. I can't feel sorry for him. I can't love him. My dad was diagnosed with Leukemia at the beginning of the year. And honestly, I felt nothing. I tried to cry, I...
    kberg26 kberg26 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm new to this but I've never gotten over my experience and I thought maybe sharing it would help. I don't even care if no one takes the time to read my story, honestly. I am...
    daisyparker daisyparker 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My dad cheated on my mom with multiple women and texted his female single co-worker, bragging about the experience and asking for dating advice. A little background: my mom is the...
    User7272 User7272 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I wish it was easier to Accept the mistakes of my friends and family, and not let the hurt they inflicted on me control my life. I know that people will sometimes disappoint me...
    BrokenAngel38 BrokenAngel38 36-40, F a week ago

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    Sometimes its best to let go of past by learning to forgive. Otherwise, you'll continue to manifest the same problem dynamics in other relationships.
    ExoticNightmare ExoticNightmare 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    I have a a hard time forgiving others for their mistakes. There are somethings I wonder if I can forgive. I know it is important to forgive others, but I just don't know how to...
    BrokenAngel38 BrokenAngel38 36-40, F Jun 27

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    These messages brought tears to my eyes :"I dream of a happy family that is proud of me. I want to live in a warm, caring, loving family where maybe a few of my needs can be met...
    Kindmama Kindmama 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Due to recent events in my life, forgiveness has been a reoccurring matter of thought for me. Not a long time ago, my mother said "Everything can be forgiven" Really? The way she...
    LilyLua LilyLua 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I read some of the stories here, and most of those are wayyy worse than mine. I felt like an ungrateful, spoiled brat, compared to all those people who have much more valid reasons...
    Forrestgump93 Forrestgump93 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    okay so .. this is very hard for me to talk about. I never told it to anyone. not ever. I could never open it up. even though it is healthy to talk to people but how can i when...
    quinnamore quinnamore 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I did get my revenge. I picked at them here and there whenever and wherever I could. It amounted. It never felt like enough, though. I felt like I was never fully compensated. I...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 3 Responses Jun 25

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    I have had a backwards relationship with my dad. He was a great "kid dad" but has become a selfish bully since I became an adult. That is not to say events happened when I was...
    ChiChi816 ChiChi816 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    Love my dad he was stuck with 2 bratty spoiled girls and then my brother came he thought that would make his odds better , nope then my baby sister came , lmao ! It's funny I still...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F Jun 21

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    My dad has been dead for almost 4 years now. I have been missing him a lot more now and even more today BC it's Father's Day. I just want to hug him and I want to sit on his lap. I...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Happy Father's Day to all of the men who are real Dads to their kids... Most men can produce a child, but being a true Dad is truly awesome! My Dad was wonderful & I was so...
    dandylion7 dandylion7 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I give people 2nd chances so that doesn't mean you can just keep on messing up. It means learn from your last mistake and actually make life better. I don't like seeing people be...
    Muskan7253 Muskan7253 13-15, F Jun 21

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    My two sisters and I woke up early this morning to make my dad a huge breakfast feast. He walks into the kitchen all cool and says "Wow is this for me?" Like no it's for mom! Haha...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    You know what they say, forgiveness doesn't mean that you are giving a free pass to the people who hurt you. Rather, we forgive people because we deserve to be free from the pain...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 21