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I Had a Dad But I Didn't

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    He Was There But Not Really

    Things with my are very complicated...I understand that he had a job that required him to work late and get up early great you know. The reason I get so upset is because he spent so much time with my sister...(she's first born)he managed to have all this time when he still had...
    ForeversNever ForeversNever 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    I Did But Didn't See Him Much

    So never got all that close.  I do have fond memories of him still and I respect and admire him so no hard feelings but he cheated on my mom and left us for the other woman.  I was 3 or 4 years old and that day carries some of my earliest memories.  At least they...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F Mar 15, 2008

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    He Was There, But He Wasn't

    My dad has always lived with our family and everything but I feel like I never really had a Dad. He missed all the most important events in my life and I have very few happy memories that include him. He is an alcoholic so I never got too close to him, He works his *** off all...
    NiRiada NiRiada 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2008

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    He Left Us When I Was 10

    my dad was (is) an executive at a computer company. he was always going on business trips for extended amounts of time. even when he was in town he would leave before we got up and sometimes not get home until after dark. i remember one year on my birthday waiting on the front...
    deadlycupcake deadlycupcake 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2009

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    And it made me never want to love someone like that ever again. I'd actually met this guy when we were both in first grade. He and I attended the same elementary school for a while...
    Curlatte3845 Curlatte3845 18-21, F 31 mins ago

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    I am my own biggest critic. I feel like I can never do a good enough job at anything I try to do. I am constantly telling myself that I am no good to anyone and never will be good...
    laurenholliday laurenholliday 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I was at a local fair today and I see an older brother, probably 10, dragging his unruly brother, maybe 6, to his dad because he was misbehaving. The dad, who was talking to a...
    Emergingsoul Emergingsoul 36-40, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I dated a guy for two months, I was so so into him, but he hardly ever talked to me and I got tired of it. so I broke up with him. that was two years ago and now I dream about him...
    knight97 knight97 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I love giving my girl attention, I want her feeling special. She's an amazing girl, I now she ain't perfect but the way I feel for her all that don't matter. I'm an over emotional...
    Pudgylp Pudgylp 16-17, M 20 hrs ago

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    My first experience of love was begin when I was in 11th standard.. he was my classmate from 6th class to 12th class.. but till 10th class we've never talked,but in 11th class we...
    Cutieeshweta52 Cutieeshweta52 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love him... But now I know.. He never loved me. All the time wasted.. Why? Why can't someone just be honest for once and say what they feel? I poured my heart n soul into him...
    ocenblu ocenblu 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    well I don't think she did, It basically started when our IT teacher told the boys to sit down but make sure that a seat was available next to us, then she told the girls to sit in...
    Ralbarda Ralbarda 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Before my husband came out of the closet he destroyed me as a human being. I just didn't know.
    ajeanshadow ajeanshadow 51-55, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well it started when I was in middle school his name was Nelson and I can say that I love him. Although I never told him how I felt...he was just a good friend haha yeah. All of my...
    Taniays Taniays 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I fell in love with this girl 15 years ago and I had blocked so much of the relationship out that I couldn't even remember why I did so. Apparently I even blocked out a time when I...
    taponcelightly taponcelightly 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    people Ignores meI know I'm ugly but I didn't create myselfthat's not fairanyway I get used to be alone I feel that I'm beastI'm not talkin about mself that what she said I'm so...
    minoSosimple minoSosimple 18-21, M Aug 21

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    Disclaimer: I'm not posting this to change anybody's mind or challenge any beliefs, this is simply my take on how sex affected me. No, I didn't wait. There was a time when it...
    Teedge Teedge 22-25, M Aug 20

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    Does anyone else feel this way?I guess it's just me though,this year has been really rough on me.After my mother passed away in January,I've had to basically become a second parent...
    SleepyGalaxy SleepyGalaxy 13-15 1 Response Aug 18

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    ..but maybe I am. When I think back over my life and all the "things" I have coveted, most of them have been fickle, fleeting wants. I was lucky that my parents didn't respond to...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    I guess I was a sucker for love. I met someone and fell in love but he didn't love me back. I guess it was a good thing because now I love someone who loves me in return! I love...
    MyGirlLeslie MyGirlLeslie 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I began to like him from the first sight. But he didn't feel anything to me. And we had totally different friend circles and everything, so it was really really hard for me to talk...
    Retrieverluoluo Retrieverluoluo 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I can't forgive him for leaving without saying "good bye" i miss him so much, that i forgot what it was like to have him in my life, my daddy passed away, and it turned my world...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 17

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    Earlier this week I flew on an airplane for the very first time in my life. I was extremely nervous about flying and almost got sick the morning of the flight because I was...
    danielle1357 danielle1357 13-15, F Aug 13

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    I'm this tall. I weigh that much. My eyes are this color. That's my favorite food. I'm wearing pants. I bet you didn't know those 5 things about me.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    It all started on a coffee shop. I met this blue eyed boy. He was like an angel. We shared the same table ( it's a bit crowded) and we started to talked. Few weeks later, I...
    bluegill17 bluegill17 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    I fell in love with a young man, I'll call him Kenny* that was two years younger than I. I was 21 at the time and he was 19. I was a senior in college and he was a sophomore...
    lola822 lola822 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I met this guy at the gym where I work. He seemed shy at first but said "Hi" and asked about me to his friends who are my co-workers. We made eye contact and I immediately fell...
    cheergirl66522 cheergirl66522 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    My first love was the cool funny guy in my class. I was so innocent back then, I had no idea what love was or what to do about it. And my parents called me fat and stupid (i wasn't...
    PsychMarshmallow PsychMarshmallow 26-30, F Aug 11

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    Ah yes, there was a girl I once loved immensely. She was messed up but I cared for her, and we shared many things in common. It was a rough relationship we had, and she left more...
    SavinienBrassheart SavinienBrassheart 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Men that I've met in past(they were boys,to be honest) didn't let me feel like I'm a real woman,I still feel insecure about it,I still don't feel like a real woman and I can't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I was 22. He was 40. He was married. He was an adjunct professor. I had a breakdown and became promiscuous for about 6 weeks. My father threw stones at me, literal rocks. He lay...
    HappyBaby58 HappyBaby58 56-60, F 7 Responses Aug 11

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    I spent months with her trying to make her happy, giving her all my love. But to only find out that what we had was a mistake and she never loved me back, maybe at some point she...
    Victoe123 Victoe123 13-15, M Aug 11

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    Last autumn or fall i fell so deeply in love with a boy he told me he loved me and was serious about me kept telling me i was beautiful. But this was all fake a game to get lots of...
    Sbd29 Sbd29 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Maybe its wrong to say love, but I cared. we were dating for a couple months but we weren't exclusive. I had left for a vacation for a couple bear a weight on my shoulders so...
    vvhixx vvhixx 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    He was in my 4th grade class. He was funny. But he was also a bit mean to me. He didn't know he was being mean. He said that I wasn't like him.
    weirdthingshavehappenedtome weirdthingshavehappenedtome 22-25, F Aug 10

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    Though I didn't wait until marriage I married the man I lost my virginity to and he lost it to me I was 19, he was 23.
    Sophia117 Sophia117 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I'm not being able to be at peace with this fact. I loved her. She didn't. She didn't use me. It was me who was an idiot. But she did keep me as a substitute. It's been two years...
    Freethinker26 Freethinker26 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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    Im in love with my best friend. we've been hanging almost everyday for the past 5 months. I told her 3 times that i wanted to be with her. Her son loves me and always wants me...
    Nick54 Nick54 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    im so in love with my house mate, iv even chosen him over my family. i dont think he loves me back. im to scared to tell him i love him. our friends always say, when are use going...
    noonoo91 noonoo91 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I am Gay (I don't think I am afraid to say that any more.). I have lost my friend, my best friend, my boyfriend. I don't know how to express my feelings in writing. I am not as...
    PagesAL PagesAL 36-40 Aug 9

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