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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    thank you for ******* up and being a horrible human. I was better without you there. I forgive you because I know things wouldnt have come out the same any other way.
    jusbyoung jusbyoung 22-25, F 46 mins ago

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    People may find this strange for me to say, since the Title is "I hate my dad", but, I'm not actually sure if I do or not. I have a lot, a lot of negative feelings toward him, and...
    PeleUmida PeleUmida 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    Every night when my dad goes to work my mum gets up and drags me into her room . I guess it's because my dads nightshift and she never gets to see him . but she takes it out on me...
    youngandhorney123 youngandhorney123 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    ​when i was younger my dad was abusive sexually and emotionally. i told he went to jail. mom still loves him. once he was out she would go down to Vancouver, were he lives every...
    missy420 missy420 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I am lucky to have a caring father like my Dad. He has always been there for me. I have made some mistakes in my life that I have deeply regret but he and my mom got me through it...
    edward73e edward73e 36-40, M 15 mins ago

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    He is an *******, but I accept him for that. I even forgive him for that. He is who he is and that doesn't mean I don't love him.I hated being around my Dad in the last 10 years...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Today I felt like I was looking in a mirror. The look on my son's face said it all. The words and expressions came easily, I guess from being memorized so many years ago. I would...
    nipplelover43 nipplelover43 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 21

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    http://www.familylifeeducation.org/gilliland/procgroup/CorrieTenBoom.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMn0QNdiuGE Those two links both have to do with forgiveness. The top one...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I've just been rejected harshly after trying to apologise to someone. At what point do you turn around to someone and ask him/her to forgive you for all the harm you might have...
    toufie1 toufie1 22-25 Sep 30

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    Please someone tell me how to forgive my ex. I suddenly remembered months ago: My ex asked me to make him some egg omelette in pita bread- my new invention, like a wrap switch...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Oct 4

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    Ever since I was a little kid I knew my father was cheating on my mom. I would find condoms in his truck I would hear him talk on the phone late at night while my mom was at work...
    Roryriley Roryriley 22-25, M Oct 6

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    Listen guys... This will hurt a bit. One day, you will come to understand that parents are just adults and not perfect, you yourself one day, will be challenged in the same way...
    AidanMac AidanMac 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 6

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    Sometimes I sit around and think wow I would be such an angry person if I didn't forgive people so much. Growing up I was pretty much isolated from people (mostly my parents fault...
    Laidybug29 Laidybug29 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I don't forgive and forget easily is a misconception. I don't forgive and forget at all. I am sorry but this stop has but one chance. Life is too short, mistakes I can stand...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    It is very easy to judge others and to remain angry with them for good reasons but have you ever stopped to think how you feel when you hold a grudge against someone. I've been...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Due to a mental disorder, I experience extreme mood swings, not unlike bipolar disorder. When these happen, I tend to lash out and hurt people, not physically but through words. I...
    angels16 angels16 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't mean to sound like a b**** but I just hate her, my mother passed away 13 years ago, I was just about to turn 2 years old; I have three older brothers who were ages 12, 9...
    Secret179688 Secret179688 18-21 Oct 10

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    Excuse me if this story is a little mixed up or hard to read. It's tricky to piece everything together in an orderly way, especially since I don't recall much of this from memory...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Forgiveness is not an expression of emotion, but an act of self discipline.
    keepitreal78 keepitreal78 31-35, M Sep 27

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    So before I get into the deep stuff, let me fill you in. I grew up an only child in a happy home, my parents were never married but were always together, I am 22, my mom is 44...
    Chelssea Chelssea 18-21 Oct 3

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    Hey mom, it's been a long time since we've seen each other, and even longer since we've spoken. I was 17 when I moved out, you said nothing, when Chrystal died and you showed up at...
    CongratulationS CongratulationS 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 4

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    Mostly all the painful memories working for many creeps, and one time getting severely ill from working for horrible people. I used to think of ways which I could have deferred...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Life is hard, I'm not going to lie and you will get hurt by the people around you especially from those you love but the important thing is to forgive. Show those people that your...
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    Most def. It's the only way that I can function now, cause people forgive.
    TheEmberLeader TheEmberLeader 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Forgiveness is not for them, it is for you.
    CoveringThePain CoveringThePain 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    First of all, I do NOT hate my dad at all, but I do suspect him of cheating on my mom. My dad is a very nice and gentle guy, if Snow White was real, he is like her male version (he...
    minipino minipino 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My mom was there for me ever since I lived to be fourteen years old and she has given up and I have been in foster care for a year and a half but I want to forgive her because she...
    hollymeyer00 hollymeyer00 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I may easily forget but i'd never forgive someone who have done something wrong to me or hurt me in any way.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You may let time autocorrect your mistakes but everything I do has reason and meaning behind it, so I don't forget so easily. I hate you and I only hope you return the favor, or...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I figure if I can't forgive myself why not look at things on the bright-side. I've lost a lot of weight now I have to buy new clothes. Shopping spree, yay! My mom's happy I've...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I have a crush on a lot of people at once because I can't stand being alone at all. I'm sorry, the people who's been kind to me who's not interested. I'm sorry, the people who...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Last year, my boyfriend and I had some tough times and it led to me saying a lot of hurtful things I didn't mean... And I can't ever forgive myself bc I didn't know until this year...
    heeheedragon97 heeheedragon97 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Tomorrow October 21st I will be 47 year old. When I look back on the life I've wasted and the unforgivable things I did in the past it pushes me to make a fourth attempt at ending...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Dad when all his brothers and sisters were still with us would call all of them regularly, and when their kids got older he would call them as well, and when their kids got old...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    After all these years....... I haven't seen my dad ever since i left Philippines on 2009. its been 5 years since that day. I haven;t been able to talk to him a lot nor see his...
    Sib232228 Sib232228 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I swear to God my dad is not even worth it in this family. My mom works her butt off to put food on the table and help pay bills while my dad doesn't do anything instead he spends...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Dads last smile It was Wednesday the 3rd of September, I had seen Dad the day before, and I had spent several hours with him and we talked about different thing, including his...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    After a terrible day yesterday, I thought I was going to feel depressed for the rest of my life, no hope, no purpose. My mother showed up, after 8 years, and I realized she hadn't...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Okay so yesterday I was with my mom and dad at a carpet place .and the lady gave me a Diet coke my dad kept turning and looking at me doing funny faces. I hadn't yet opened my Diet...
    Ahlivia Ahlivia 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I really can't wait to get married and have my own kids and to be a great dad. I really want to be a dad to my own son. When I see sons with there dads, I just can't wait to be a...
    Johntruck17 Johntruck17 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 27