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I Forgive My Dad

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My dad died in June of 2012, we were never really close I guess you could say. I was diagnosed (as teen) with severe asthma, my dad had smoked since he was 15 and he always smoked...
    Lori8151970 Lori8151970 41-45, F May 20

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    My dad and I don't talk. I don't acknowledged him when we're in the same room. As far as I can remembered, we were very poor and he had to work multiple jobs to support the family...
    albundy202 albundy202 36-40, M May 12

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    Who wants to play with daddy?
    MrLimitHoldem MrLimitHoldem 36-40, M 22 mins ago

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    Who wants to play with daddy?
    MrLimitHoldem MrLimitHoldem 36-40, M 21 mins ago

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    Who wants to play with daddy?
    MrLimitHoldem MrLimitHoldem 36-40, M 20 mins ago

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    Yep, that's right. My Dad is in prison. It's actually quite amusing, the different responses I get. Some people say "Oh, I'm sorry" like it's their fault. Other's say "That sucks...
    Madgiddypig Madgiddypig 13-15, F May 20

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    I feel this is going to be quite long so sorry in advance. I should start of by saying that I've never been very close with my dad, I would see him every or every other weekend...
    Jjeenn6049 Jjeenn6049 16-17, F 2 Responses May 6

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    a few days ago my mom went too far. ( warning. lengthy experience ahead!) to start off, she has always been the skinny one in the family. Always eating small portions of health...
    Lunawoofy Lunawoofy 18-21 May 11

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    Always forgive your enemies, they'll tell you in sunday school. "Always forgive your enemies. It's what Jesus would do." "Always forgive your enemies," my mom would always say...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 13-15, F May 8

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    When I was in rehab, for 16 days. Someone told me that forgiveness wasn't for the other person, it for ourselves. I had so much trouble understanding this because I'm the type of...
    skinbaby69 skinbaby69 18-21, F May 10

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    I do and not in the religious way either, but in the human, mortal way. I have forgiven many in my life who hurt me. Some meant to intentionally, some did unintentionally. That is...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 1 Response May 15

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    Yes, I've forgiven those who have hurt me in the past because at one point I wanted forgiveness too even if I didn't deserve it. It is absolutely freeing to forgive. Thank You...
    JesusReigns777 JesusReigns777 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    My mother is a hoarder but this really has nothing to do with that. If anything has value to any one else she doesn't care she holds onto it. She has even thrown away other people...
    sjroo00 sjroo00 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    To people in my past, it might not seem like I have forgived, but I have. You can't hold a grudge forever. I believe God would want me to forgive anyways. ( :
    samhc samhc 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    For some reason, this morning I woke up with the spirit of forgiveness. God laid it on my heart to contact those who have hurt me & to just forgive them. He also put it on my heart...
    shesdifferent516 shesdifferent516 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    How can I ever forgive the man who killed my mom? How can I let go of the anger that weighs down my soul and keeps me from moving on and growing as a person? My kids will never...
    KarmaComedian517 KarmaComedian517 31-35, F 3 Responses May 14

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    I pray everyday for the strength to forgive and be forgiven.
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 4 Responses May 20

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    I feel at peace when I forgive...it's the best thing ever to be able to forgive.
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 2 Responses May 21

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    It's just not easy to forgive.. When people tell me that they forgive.. I don't believe them. I just think we naturally carry grudges, not because we are bad people.. It's just...
    AAlD AAlD 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    All my life I have faked my happiness or my strength with the sthff I have bwen through. Your probably thinking shes 22 or something im 15 though the things I have went through are...
    JamesiaB JamesiaB 13-15, F 1 Response May 23

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    It will be 2 years in August since I lost my Dad. I think a piece of me died with him that day. I haven't been able to pick up the pieces of my broken heart. Growing up my life...
    SkittleStars SkittleStars 26-30, F 2 Responses May 22

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    Growing up I had not realized how horrible of a dad my dad is. Now that i am mature enough to know what is right and wrong I noticed how disrespectful and selfish my dad is. I can...
    dfe213 dfe213 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    Seriously, why must I forgive so easily!? Yet everyone else I know do not. I have way too much empathy to ever stay mad at someone for little things. I have an easy time...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M May 2

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    my friends are irratated..cuz i dont reay get angry that fast and that i tend to forgive mostly everyone,even the one who broke my heart...b
    monishnair monishnair 13-15, M 1 Response May 3

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    I believe in forgiveness but I think people confuse it with reconciliation. The two are not synonymous.
    elephantwalk elephantwalk 31-35, F 7 Responses May 3

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    I believe it's important to forgive, even if they don't deserve it. Holding on to anger takes so much effort and it's not worth it. Save the energy for something worth doing. :3
    AnonSmiles AnonSmiles 16-17 May 3

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    They may have hurt us in the worst ways possible but it's just gonna keep hurting us if we don't forgive the people that cause is to feel the way we do.
    kitty465 kitty465 16-17, F 5 Responses May 10

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    I was never of the forgiving kind. My rule to live by has always been "no second chances". I'm trying hard to change that. I have since learned to forgive. But if I tell someone to...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M May 11

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    I never forgive or forget if someone hurts me deeply.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response May 14

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    Please forgive me for the things I've done. I didn't plan on falling for you. I was resigned to a life of being cold and alone inside my head. All the years and all of the pain I...
    ToughEddie ToughEddie 36-40, M 1 Response May 15

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    So my boyfriend did something that hurt me and betrayed my trust and now he is begging me to forgive him. I do believe he is sorry and won't do it again but I can't forget what he...
    PrettyPrincess23 PrettyPrincess23 18-21, F May 19

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    I never knew what to call them......bullies?.....I don't know if that's what I'd call them necesarrily cuz they never actually hurt me physically.....well they did but it never...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M 1 Response May 19

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    Probably the subject I didn't want to write about so here it goes... Who has the power over me right now? The guy at work who's just out to make my job harder? An ex wife who seems...
    StevieF8 StevieF8 41-45, M May 20

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