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I Forgive My Dad

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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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    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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    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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    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
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 25, 2014

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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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    I want to forgive my Dad. We haven't spoken in months, by my choice. I've been very angry and resentful for some things he did growing up and I've just cut him out of my life all...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My step dad used to try and 'toughen me up' when he realised I just wasn't like that he started mentally abusing me, he would say I was a girl for not liking fighting and would...
    LeighUK LeighUK 41-45, M 1 Response 36 mins ago

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    I have always looked up to you when i was little and i thought you were a great dad, but not anymore i don't. Why? Because I hate you. You may have made sure that your family was...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F Feb 14

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    People say "forgive, but never forget". I actually would rather forget that lesson than having to forgive... I know it's bad! I know forgiving is a sign of maturity, but that's how...
    BMTH99 BMTH99 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I hate my dad. He always lies to my mum so i can get in trouble he's a big coward who can work but chooses not to. there are times where he would verbally abuse me and other times...
    123anonman 123anonman 16-17, M Feb 6

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    The main reason I don't forgive this one person in my life is that for me with forgiveness comes vulnerability. Many times I have forgiven this person. They come back into my life...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 6 Responses Feb 17

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    How to forgive the people who have wronged you? Good values teach us to forgive the people who hurt us. Forgive and forget. But can we really? I think that as humans, forgetting...
    thecasualdilettante thecasualdilettante 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't forgive the other person, however, I have never wished bad things for them. I think the problem with forgiveness for me is that forgiveness, in my life has been reserved...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 19

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    I am really struggling with regret. I know the past is gone. I know that others opinions are meaningless. But I beat myself up. I have done bad things. I worry most that it...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I also believe that forgiveness does not always mean the person is welcomed back into your life. It's perfectly okay to forgive someone then turn around a walk away from them...
    pollyprozac pollyprozac 41-45, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    The friends that betray me and the girls that cheated on my have never been forgiven. Everyone makes mistakes, and everyone can choose to atone.
    VicDixon VicDixon 18-21, M Feb 16

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    I truly do believe this, that forgiving someone frees you from whatever power they or their actions have over you. Past hurts need to be let go. So that you can move on and...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 13 Responses Feb 17

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    I'll have to forgive myself first.For not listening to my mind and going with my heart.The signs were there but I choose to ignore them. I was fighting for something that was fake...
    candij1983 candij1983 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Really ? The cats and the dogs have forgiven each other , what is wrong with you ? Their feud lasted for centuries but even they have called a truce , ok someone hurt you once...
    missreeedy missreeedy 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    I forgive but never forget. Because i never want to be hurt the same way twice.
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Dads change into horrible human beings when they get a new girlfriend. They start bad mouthing their ex wife and kids. They act as if they have never loved you and forgot who you...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    Last night my dad was watching some movie about Siberia and he was telling my mom about it. He didn't say Siberia properly so I was telling him how to say it. Dad: Seebireia Me...
    tatianaxo tatianaxo 13-15, F Feb 7

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    My dads never really been in my life and all my family have told me that he is a total utter dickhead which I agree but even when I saw him and he use to take me to pubs and...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    because just recently learned that I have had unresolved issues with my Dad. I felt all my life my Dad has never really been there for me. I think there were only a few times when...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Feb 11

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    I so wish I could find my online princess (role playing). Who work give daddy the time of day & get to know daddy. Get to know what daddy likes. Spend time with daddy online at...
    sweetmedic sweetmedic 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 19

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    Though my daughter is no longer with me, I will always be her dad, no one can take that away from me. After my loss a group of her classmates sent me this in her memory. It is now...
    musiclover74 musiclover74 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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    The thing is, I could join a group like "I have a bad relationship with my father," but calling it "daddy issues" is more fitting. I really am just another sap whose daddy didn't...
    consistentshift consistentshift 18-21, F Feb 12

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    Well this has been going on for a while, but my dad basically feels that I pushed him away, while he feels this way, he is a introvert, very bold about how he feels, and he has no...
    linkin15 linkin15 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I don't even know where to begin with. My dad has been an alcoholic since him and my mother's whole entire marriage which I'd say, 27 years?I couldn't just imagine the pain my...
    marebare303 marebare303 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My mom just took in my nephew before my grandma died my nephew was a newborn straight from the hospital. my dad thought of him as his son and even said that he would be happy if...
    skie800 skie800 18-21, F 6 days ago

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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...
    Just1OriginalMe Just1OriginalMe 22-25 3 Responses Feb 4

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    It is that time of the year when my 9 year old daughter wants to go the the Daddy Daughter Dance. Part of my inner dialogue says "cool, time with my daughter, creating memories...
    westhills248 westhills248 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    I want a daddy who I can call or FaceTime with, that will love me and won't leave me, a daddy who's not to old but not to young, a daddy who is in shape. Yes I'm young, I'm 15 but...
    MontanaWhitley MontanaWhitley 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    I love my dad, but I think he hates me. My dad and I have been close since the day I was born. We have been inseparable ever since. I think sometime over last summer in June...
    LadyL31786 LadyL31786 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    My daddy wanted me to make sure everyone knows that I found him. Any offers by other daddies are very sweet but I don't want them because I have my daddy now and I wouldn't change...
    heartbreakersgonnabreak heartbreakersgonnabreak 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    My Dad was a journalist at The Guardian (British Newspaper). When I was only 6 years old, he and my 20 year old sister died in a car accident in Brazil. I lived in England so the...
    IanLemeScott IanLemeScott 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I was adopted by my step-dad when I was 2, and always knew him as my real dad. As I grew older, I realized that I was quite different than my younger brothers in terms of...
    rolywynne rolywynne 46-50, M Feb 12

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    He's so bossy. He controls my life like literally, I can't even make my own life decisions!! My dad don't respect my hobbies. He will force me to do something I don't want to...
    ThenknownJoker ThenknownJoker 13-15, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Halfway through the trimester I decided that I would be a great student and do ****, and get good grades and I'm actually improving I have b's and high c's (that are close to b's...
    OtakuPanda OtakuPanda 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I really don't like my dad sometimes. I know he is a good person and he love me but he really treats me like **** all the time. My dad is really big on grades and academic...
    kasienka78 kasienka78 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I have found him! The perfect daddy!! He's not just my daddy...he's my best friend, my go to person for anything and my saving grace. Daddy is so kind, sweet, funny, sexy...
    VolcanicMermaid VolcanicMermaid 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    My dad and I were the best of friends, no matter what. On the 31st of January 2015 my dad passed away and it was the hardest thing that could ever happen to me. I miss him so much...
    CrescentBunny CrescentBunny 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Well I am off too go meet with my dad. Wish me luck cause I really need it..I just want him too try harder..I want him too at least want me and not just do this cause he has too..I...
    ThePeebs ThePeebs 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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