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I Had a Dad But I Didn't

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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 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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    My Dad is still around, which I am very grateful for but I don't feel like I have a Dad at all. He is 90 years old and I am 21, I have had to care for him since my Mum died when I was 15. I wish that he was able to look after me and do 'Dad things' with me. I worry about him a...
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F Sep 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 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 totally gave it away to the wrong man when I was 16, but glad I didn't wait until marriage. I got to learn what it was that I liked (and didn't) and had the ability to explore...
    canadagirl0101 canadagirl0101 31-35, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    misfitoutsider misfitoutsider 13-15, F 10 Responses Aug 22

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    LipstickShield LipstickShield 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I didn't wait.. and I don't regret that. I do however wish it had been with somebody else. Does anybody regret not waiting or who they lost it to??
    NotFirstNotLast NotFirstNotLast 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    And I'm glad I didn't! The world is not ready for the untamed, the wild or the inquisitive, it (or we) make lots of people uneasy just because we don't conform to the idealistic...
    onebrightday onebrightday 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    horizon84 horizon84 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    A few years back, I fell in love with a friend of mine, another guy. I didn't understand the feeling I had, and I confessed to him, not to get with him or anything, but to expose...
    thecr00cible thecr00cible 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Nethaera Nethaera 18-21, F Aug 26

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    KatM99 KatM99 22-25, F 16 Responses Sep 4

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    I guess I didn't mean as much to him as I thought I did . /: I'm such a fool to think anyone could love a mess like me . 😔😔
    Haii6130 Haii6130 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 9

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    xRockGlossPrincessx xRockGlossPrincessx 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 11

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    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    SabrinaRavenCroft SabrinaRavenCroft 18-21, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    ctywrkr ctywrkr 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    He was kind of my childhood love, but I always thought more of us than he did. He led me on but I should have known, with the fact that he never wanted to be exclusive with me. But...
    staytrue123 staytrue123 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Hmmmm... Truth hurts sometimes kill me . I know she's don't love me again. She even not remember me either. Wake up Taqi! Urgh
    red4x red4x 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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