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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...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, 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. ...
    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...
    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'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...
    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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    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...
    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...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2008

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    LauraLeaa LauraLeaa 31-35, F 6 Responses 1 hr 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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    I do believe in forgiveness. This doesn't mean forgetting though, let's make that clear. Forgiveness is a very complex concept to grasp; is it saying "it's fine" to something...
    cassidysc cassidysc 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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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 3 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 1 Response 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 parents are divorced, have been since I was a kid. My dad has had many lady friends none that he's Taken seriously until recently. She has two kids from a previous relationship...
    Kittyissad Kittyissad 41-45 3 days ago

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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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    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 2 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 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 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 4 days 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 16 hrs ago

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    I realize that everyone doesn't deserve forgiveness because I am not looking for sympathy if a person can't admit to me that they messed up I cant forgive that person and why...
    cantfoolthewise cantfoolthewise 31-35 Mar 19

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    This is the first step to healing..whenever someone does me wrong, the first thing I do is say "I forgive you, it's in the past" because it honestly is!! Trust me when I say I've...
    YoursTrulyLina YoursTrulyLina 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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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 forgive you and I am sorry. I wish to set my soul free and in order to do that I need to let go of the pain I've endured and the pain I've caused. I am sorry and I forgive you.
    Roibeard Roibeard 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 18

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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 1 Response 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 1 Response Apr 7

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    my dad has been separated with my mom for more than 2 years ago,, and now my dad has 2 girlfriend. a nurse and a teacher. and i really hate the teacher she's really really feeling...
    mcindygrace mcindygrace 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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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 3 days ago

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    Never Will. I never forgive my mum for not believing me when I was raped and when she called me a ****. It still hurts thinking about it.
    slivereyes slivereyes 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Change your life by forgiving those that hurt/harmed you. I love this vid on forgiveness > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4tl_AAxQao
    InnerCalm InnerCalm 31-35 3 Responses Mar 20

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    “Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner." Max Lucado
    Simplified Simplified 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 22

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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 1 Response 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 5 days ago

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    So, I have posted some stories on here about my stepfather. But, not one yet about my biological father. My daddy. That's what I've always called him, but is he really a dad. Does...
    imjustemma imjustemma 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    I have been blessed with a life where money is not a big issue but not to the point where my family is rich. I feel as if this can't be a factor to why me and my dad do not get...
    bradsun bradsun 22-25, M Mar 17

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    My dad passed away in August of 2013. He had been sick for about 10 years they think but we only knew about it for one. We discovered he was sick when he went into the hospital...
    klmebm klmebm 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    I guess hate is too strong a word. I hated him as a child but I feel like I've matured enough to see him as a person now instead of a monster. Anyways his current offenses are...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Mar 20

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    Confused Little Girl- I did not even know I had a biological father until a judge ordered me to his custody in Europe. Before that I lived with my widowed stepfather. My mother had...
    StandoffishBrat StandoffishBrat 18-21 Apr 1