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I Forgive My Dad

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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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    aslong as i can remember from an early age, i did understand that we are all different hence we do things differently due to our own experiences or what we have been taught...
    boypacifik207 boypacifik207 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    aslong as i can remember from an early age, i did understand that we are all different hence we do things differently due to our own experiences or what we have been taught...
    boypacifik207 boypacifik207 36-40, M Nov 4

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    To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Lewis B. Smedes
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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      First, I really wish you would divorce that stupid B****. I don't see what you see in her?? Why are you so hooked by her?? At least if you got rid of her, we might have a...
    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    I'm writing here a letter that I transcribed with intent to send to my biological father. I did not send the letter, but I figured this would be cathartic. Things in parenthesis...
    AkemManah AkemManah 18-21, M Nov 5

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    Iam reading ever one post about there dad. your dad is not to be blame. it society and a mis guided culture who lost the way of being a father. forgive and live your life. no body...
    strong2weak strong2weak 36-40 Nov 12

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    I grew up with a lot of drugs and alcohol in the house hold. My brother, sister and I were left home a lot by ourselves. So one night when it was just us kids we went to bed like...
    Ceelce Ceelce 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 5

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    I and my sister both did when we were little. His dad thought it was okay to do it to him when he was little. I can see why..six kids with a stay at home mom. My dad was the bully...
    aburns aburns 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I don't have any solid evidence other than coming across internet messages and things of that nature. My parents relationship was always rocky. My mom used to go see this man named...
    blackrabbit815 blackrabbit815 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I love you, dad. Lately our relationship has been strained. You care about the dog more than me and you say harsh words. But I will always forgive you. I miss you.
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F Nov 10

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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...
    lookingformyminnion lookingformyminnion 51-55, M Nov 17

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    To give up our ego and surrendering all of our expectation, I believe, forgiveness is the hardest things to do, which is why doing it is a strength to do. By forgiving we are one...
    DelonWulf DelonWulf 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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    It is time to leave for the day. I have put in my time and it's time to head home but this evening I am going to do something I really don't want to do but I need to do, I am...
    johnettebcook johnettebcook 51-55, F Nov 14

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    There is a girl I am deeply in love with and she is (or was) my best friend. I knew she had been seeing a guy but she told me they had broken up. Then she failed to mention that...
    logic93 logic93 18-21, M Nov 17

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    Forgiveness for a man I thought to be evil has been an amazing learning experience. Although its not complete, I have found it gives me control over the pain I once felt. I have...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just think of all the times I needed forgiveness... I just made bad decisions or at times was not thinking. I know at times it was hard to forgive me but I am greatful to those...
    lake1107 lake1107 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    FOR YOUDear Popsi,No matter where I am, what I do, be or not be the messenger of Love,You were, are and would always remain my First Man ~ Just All Above.I still remember how loud...
    kuveeraa kuveeraa 36-40 1 Response Oct 27

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    Forgive those who you have not forgiven as you are forgiven... Woo hoo JESUS is LORD!!!
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    You did everything you could do to try to destroy me... and I forgive you. Without validating your behavior or condoning your bad choices, I acknowledge that I simply cannot spare...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    I hate him. I hate how he treated us like we're stupid, how he didn't believe in us, how he'll blatantly tell everyone his problems about us even when we're right there. I hate how...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    I'm glad you found god and you're sober now, I really am, you know mom and J were asking for his help too. I guess he really does only listen to drunks. I'm really happy you got...
    Btimez3 Btimez3 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 16

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    Forgiveness makes your soul soar, those who forgive are the best people in the world! I need to forgive myself..
    prettyballerina prettyballerina 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Mark 11:25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
    lilyrose234 lilyrose234 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    I forgive my mother although I'll never forget. I'm choosing my reactions from now on I have the final say. No more feeling worthless I wasn't worthless I'm beautiful, I'm smart...
    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind 26-30, F Oct 28

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    I have the strength to forgive people, but their are only some I would never ever forgive. Some people don't deserve it.
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 28

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    I'm typically forgiving when it comes to small things. I can get upset quickly but then forgive after about 5 minutes. But if I put my trust in you and you betray me in any way, I...
    CleverName94 CleverName94 18-21, F Oct 27

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    I believe this is true but I'm not strong enough to forgive right now. In time, I hope to get there.
    Hope1985 Hope1985 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    I need to learn to forgive myself...
    MrsWrong1 MrsWrong1 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    Forgive and Forget?? I'm neither Jesus nor do I have Alzheimer's!
    texan75 texan75 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 28

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    On the flip side, we could just be angry all the time and take it out on everybody else. When I forgive someone, I do it for myself and the people I love. There's no need to harbor...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 28

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    Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is to forgive.It always makes you a bigger person through the pain.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    When the home health care nurse came out to the house to assess my dad, one of the first things she said was, “He needs a lift chair. One that will elevate his legs to help...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 10 Responses Nov 9

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    Message to China This is a cut an paste from another blog I hope you find this I have never met anyone that, I have felt this kind of connection with. I’m part of a bigger whole...
    4in1 4in1 36-40 Nov 13

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    Forgive me God for my self soothing sins; filling my heart with things that pollute my heart and take up space but that don't produce life. Saturate, fill, energize,awaken...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M Nov 15

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    I have a bf who when we broke up sent his ex girlfriend who I caught him texting while me and him were together to my work and she gave me a knife I bought him for his bday back...
    doglovverr56 doglovverr56 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    I am always willing to forgive if the person really seems to regret what they've done. I can think of only a few people in which this isn't the case.
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990 22-25, M Nov 15

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    It's difficult, but I realized I had to forgive for me to be at peace.
    Lee124 Lee124 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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    I cant seem to forgive my Mother for all the damage she did to me. I am 49 and still want her to be good Mom to me. But she cant, and I cant seem to accept that and move on.
    laughingrebel laughingrebel 46-50, F Nov 16

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