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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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    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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    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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    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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    or maybe he did but as soon as i pulled myself out for a while (for some reasons) i could see him start dating other people already.
    manaremad manaremad 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I didn't wait and till this day I wish I had of. Don't get me wrong I enjoy sex, but it makes things so complicated. No one can just have a simple relationship anymore. Going into...
    Livers95 Livers95 18-21, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I really liked this guy in my class, from fourth standard and he is there till now.... Then we were obviously just friends. But he used to care for me a lot. I had vision problems...
    CoraRobertson CoraRobertson 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    As of last night I am single and utterly heartbroken. This woman I loved with all of my being wants nothing to do with me. I will start from the beginning. About 5 months ago or so...
    Billythe2 Billythe2 18-21, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I didn't go to my prom and I dont regret it. My friend and I dressed up for our prom so her mom wouldn't know we were skipping. We took pictures for her mom and then left in my...
    Lynnd520 Lynnd520 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    She acted like oh we're a couple and then she was sitting at lunch with another man and she bought him a snack and drink and then kissed him on the cheek and then acted as if i...
    Max66990 Max66990 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    He acted as if he loved me, but in the end he didn't. He kissed me but he was tsking advantage that I was drunk and that he knew I was in love with him
    michellehr michellehr 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Please read this. Someone, anyone. I made this account so that I could write about my experience. I have been depressed since last year and this past year at school, I fell...
    Skiniamin1 Skiniamin1 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    8th grade algebra class is when I met the girl that changed my life immensely. The first time I saw her I couldn't keep my eyes of her, I was smiling so hard that my cheeks ached...
    Ashelyrivera Ashelyrivera 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I've always had a problem with my dad. I never felt like I was living up to my sister or being the kid he wanted. He pushed me to join sports but I had no interest in them. He made...
    emaseraptor emaseraptor 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I have a best friend whom I know since Kinder and we've been in contact ever since she left to a different country when we were both 8. She's one of the few classmates that...
    adriana0102 adriana0102 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I met this guy 3 years ago. He works close to me, so I have to see him nearly everyday. I had and have a crush on him, we had good time together (also sex) but he treats me like a...
    Missonodi Missonodi 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I met this guy from a dating site We talked everyday until dawn it was a routine for more than a year We met twice because he's from the south and I'm from the North All those meet...
    AnneDee84 AnneDee84 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My emotions are all swirled up inside of me and i wish they'd go away. I wish i didn't care about anything
    annonymous56 annonymous56 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    This is my corresponding "Group" to the "I Didn't Join EP To Meet Perverts" stories I see on kids' profiles. The latest one that just spurred me to create this post was a 14 year...
    ElvisPrickly ElvisPrickly 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    You know, I love you so much it hurts inside. It leaves this cold and empty feeling in my stomache I've been trying to eliminate for years. I can't tell you how much I love you...
    crackedwriter crackedwriter 18-21, F a week ago

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    I'm 19, and I still need 2 more credits to graduate high school. I have plans to attend an adult learning center, but I'm scared and I feel like a failure. I did not get into...
    perrytctctc perrytctctc 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I remember when I first realized I was bisexual. It was in 7th grade and I had a crush on my best friend Madison. I told her and she said we could still be friends but she didn't...
    icysparks02 icysparks02 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 21

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    for those who gave there all with nothing in return, I've been there. I loved someone who beat Me night and day, for 2 years, that's not love, but I've never known real love either...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 21

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    One day when I was 11 years old I wore a dress, white pantyhose, and a blue jean jacket to school. After school that day I was walking home by myself when these kids approached me...
    beatendownbylife47 beatendownbylife47 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    There was this guy he was helping me study for my exams. He was helping me for 3 days during that time we fell for each other. But before taking my exams he told me that he was...
    awomj awomj 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I didn't even wait until marriage to become a parent. Maybe that wasn't the best idea. In any case, I don't expect my kids (sons or daughters) to wait until marriage. I'd rather...
    WalkingMyOwnPath WalkingMyOwnPath 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    Goodness no, Mom had me at age 16, so she put me on the pill at a young age. I told a friend, and she told the rest of my school. Guys would ask if it was true, then ask for a...
    donna1980x donna1980x 31-35, F 9 Responses Jun 20

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    I loved him for three years. He was my everything. One night I got the courage to tell him and he didn't have the same feelings for me...or he was scared or something. But I was in...
    AnonAA1993 AnonAA1993 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    Turns out I didn't love you, I was addicted to you. Now that time has passed it is clear.
    Hannaahhboo Hannaahhboo 18-21 1 Response Jun 19

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    I have been single for 3.5 years. In those years I have dated three men. I loved 2 out of 3 of those men. One of them grew up with my ex- husband and myself (we divorced 12 years...
    solost17 solost17 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 18

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    I fell madly in love with this guy , I would have done anything amd which I did , Gave him whatever he wanted he said he loved me but he didn't , I gave him my all for him to...
    Brittaniexoxo Brittaniexoxo 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Well it didn't start out that way. We were in love for a while and everything was great. But then I made a positive change in my life and everything became different. Because of my...
    thenyunderdog thenyunderdog 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 17

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    My husband just won't stop lying to me about his online affairs. Every time I catch him he swears it will never happen again, then I let down my guard and the cycle begins again...
    cherrybabomb cherrybabomb 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 17

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    Those Words Would Never Leave My Mouth... In fact they rarely ever do. The only people who hear those 3 words leave my mouth is family.. And one other person In the past, I had...
    SnowStorm00 SnowStorm00 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I was in love with a guy who was like me and shared the same interests, experience, past who thought like I did who wanted the same thing I wanted because the rough things we both...
    Djluvsyu98 Djluvsyu98 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    I have loved this man for over 40 years and there has been times that I thought he loved me, but never the same way I loved him! We have been apart for a very long time but stay...
    cjhad58 cjhad58 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    I started messing around sexually when I was 16. My boyfriend and I were very liberal with birth control pills and condoms. Within a matter of a few months, I ended up pregnant...
    matureblondefemale matureblondefemale 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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    So..so many sad and heartbroken stories ! I am gonna share mine ! He is handsome .. But he did not even pay attention to me .. I do not know whether my feeling to him is the...
    NoneEver NoneEver 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    I didn't wait, but did wait quite a bit. I was 20. she was 25. And it was awesome. She was married, I was not. We loved it. We shared something very beautiful. She was estranged...
    GoodHeartedGuy GoodHeartedGuy 46-50, M Jun 16

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    I'm so tired of being left! I'm 31, divorced, mother of 3. It's been 3 years since I separated from my ex husband. He moved on and has a baby by his new woman although he rarely...
    MzTy MzTy 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 15

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    so there was this guy I was in love with, but he didn't know, but I knew he didn't love me back. Anyway, we're pretty close friends, but I still love him,he makes me laugh and all...
    Naockey Naockey 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15

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