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I Forgive My Dad

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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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    He made it up to me. Grilled steak

    and veggies, warm potatoes, and Fireball. It's good. It's really good. <3
    minidisaster minidisaster 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25

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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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    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'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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    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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    Daddy I'm home, wanna play? ;)
    naughtyme908 naughtyme908 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I don't think I can forgive my husband for the way that he acted when my father got sick and passed away from prostate cancer after a 10 year battle against it. My dad was pretty...
    idk8 idk8 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    How can I after the days months weeks he hasn't talked to me for or not cared about me... Since I was about 4 I used To see him some weekends he kept saying we are going to do...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I've hated my dad since I was 13. He robbed me of my self esteem and my potential- I could have been so much more, I really feel that with every fibre of my being. When I was...
    femmefatality femmefatality 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    So I have a love/hate relationship with him. I love him, because he's my dad and I'm supposed to. But if you were to ask me if I like him as a person...no I don't. He was a...
    estrellita75 estrellita75 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I have had a poor relationship with my father for as long as I can remember. I'm now almost 20 years old and I cannot see it getting any better. The source of my hatred for him...
    aunasi aunasi 18-21, M Mar 26

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    My violent father - My dad, although he has mellowed considerably with age, is a violent, psychotic, nasty piece of work who grew up tough, lived tough and will die tough. He's the...
    HPeterson HPeterson 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I ran into my dad at the pub last weekend. I haven't seen him in a year which is impressive considering I live 6 blocks from him. Some of his front teeth were missing and his hair...
    justbelieve justbelieve 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    What he did was unforgivable and I can never forgive him. Worst off he expects me to say sorry for calling his idiot wife (not my mom and she never will be!) a ***** and cos I won...
    MixedLesbian MixedLesbian 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    My dad is an alcoholic.He used to come home drunk and beat up my mom on a daily basis.He beat my brother up pretty badly and threatened to kill my family several times.He never let...
    crazcat97 crazcat97 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    This is something I have a hard time admitting and even though I have talked about the abuse to people I trust, I never let them know it was him. 10 years after the last incident...
    shierahawke88 shierahawke88 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    You watched over me, Made sure I was safe, You assured me in my life you'd always be, I always felt important when you were around, But now there's just darkness and fear all...
    ellelinkin ellelinkin 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Well im getting him back, sort of. He left before I was born, hardly seen him since, cuz of his drinking and sorts. He gets out of jail soon, and wants to spend time with me, but I...
    Blissfulkissofdeath Blissfulkissofdeath 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    my dad ripped the corner of my drawing and to make my feel better he ripped the other side of the corner that made it worse the i went to my room and cried and cried out i hate you...
    alone1234567 alone1234567 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I have had people question me about forgiveness when I say that one major aspect to healing from being hurt is to forgive those who have hurt you. So I hope this will clarify and...
    letscelebratelife letscelebratelife 51-55, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Forgiveness I have done many things in the dark, things I'm not proud of, things that I need to ask forgiveness. But I haven't. I have not looked for forgiveness for my sins, and...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    I don't believe in forgiveness...at least I don't anymore. I used to be able to forgive people for small or big things, but now there's no such will inside me to forgive anyone...
    WithoutHope00 WithoutHope00 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I've learned forgiveness is possible and makes way for growth and love. Before I go any further I am going to make a disclaimer: this story will be a short novel about my life...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    "Since when is forgiveness a better quality than loyalty" I've always been a stubborn individual just like my father and one of the biggest vices I have is being too prideful...
    Cantbelieveit20 Cantbelieveit20 22-25, M Apr 7

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    The choice to forgive is not only the right thing to do, but the strongest thing you can do for yourself. To forgive is to put your own pride aside and be the bigger person... To...
    autumnslove autumnslove 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Don’t live your life with hate in your heart. You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate. Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.” It...
    serachii serachii 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    i always forgive people that hurt me,my mom has this same habit even she forgives people who hurt her i dont know why i have such a soft heart i dont like to take revenge,even if i...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    We were married almost nine years, I was pregnant with our third child and he cheated. Everything was a lie! Here we are two years later and the scars are still so very real and...
    undecided423 undecided423 31-35, F Mar 29

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    When I was 12 my biological ***** donor molested me. He took my innocence and the child out of me in that moment. We went through the court system and he was out of our home for...
    swimminginemotions swimminginemotions 31-35, F Mar 30

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    My parents were fine , for the most part . My dad was an alcoholic ... But when he started to get angry.. I started to tattle.. Even at 16 years old . Now they're divorced from...
    Alleyahnevaeh Alleyahnevaeh 13-15, F Apr 5

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    I feel like crying, screaming, swearing, punching, thrashing, sprinting to the other side of the world and back again, I feel hot, I feel desperate.... I feel like I don't know...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Sins Of My Late Father- I am 22 and started losing my sight at age 5. My parents were sort of self-absorbed party animals and neither me or my siblings attended school so my loss...
    BlipsieSwag BlipsieSwag 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Life is a long journey...we meet so many people when we are traveling that...we cannot stop in front of one person and hate him as we have to go far in our journey...you don't need...
    chethaki chethaki 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    if you don't forgive, there's more weight to your shoulders. why carry more trouble than u already have? grudges drain your energy, i don't bother. forgive and move on
    basedgodschild basedgodschild 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    It is easy for me to forgive others, why is it so hard to forgive myself?
    memyselfandi27 memyselfandi27 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    People make mistakes. Even the best person can mess up. It's okay to be upset, but sometimes losing a friend isn't worth staying angry. Know when to forgive, even when it's hard...
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I believe that ultimately God will judge/forgive sins, but at the same time that there is great value in confessing whatever you have done to another person, not exclusively sins...
    esmeraldream esmeraldream 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    SUMMARY We were best friends for a while, but then he started traveling a lot. Every other week he was gone and that's when we stopped getting along. Now, he is always going out...
    Marvilles Marvilles 13-15, F a week ago

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    Yesterday, my dad told me that he's just trying to make me a "likable person". Not MORE likeable, just likable. Wow. I'm not popular at school or anything, but, since I've joined...
    Marvilles Marvilles 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I hate my dad. It's legit. I ******* hate his guts. When I was little I thought he was the best person in the world, but I was a child and I worried over myself having fun more...
    gmaingemail gmaingemail 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was not always like this. I loved him, I can't ever see him upset and I could never be angry over him, but right now I am. I though he was my best friend and I had fallen for...
    Alveira04 Alveira04 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I really need to forgive myself.
    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    In high school I had bad depression. I had no idea what to do with myself or how i really felt. There were 2 guys. Guy 1: i ended up dating for a couple weeks and i knew it...
    emmysauraus emmysauraus 16-17, F Apr 3

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    All i have to say is if God and Jesus can forgive us all, why can't I when I'm made in their image?
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    No. It does not work like that. You do not forgive because you want people to walk right over you...even though sometimes it could be interpreted that way and they call you a...
    Psychologica Psychologica 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I forgive them for they know not what they do.
    TeKKeeVee TeKKeeVee 61-65, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I forgive easily, but I never forget. I can't hold grudges. I just push everything far away into the back of my mind. Some say it's unhealthy, but I'm happier that way.
    teejayy23 teejayy23 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I make mistakes and learn from it. I am not perfect. No matter how well you are doing without me, holding a grudge is only going to hold you back from being fully happy. I may not...
    TearfulNights22 TearfulNights22 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    If something is left upon someone having s