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I Had a Dad But I Didn't

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 33 People

    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 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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    My dad's girls friends nephew moved in with us and he was a couple of years older then me and we started to talk and hang out a lot.. We became really close and had a lot of fun...
    bearbearisalone bearbearisalone 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Let's see were do I begin... Maybe this is just what I needed to say. I sadly didn't wait until marriage. I'm on the short side of 33 and you know what I truly wish I had. To those...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Today was the day I told my mother about it.... We were in the middle of a topic that was already heated and then she wanted me to release anything else into the open... I burst...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I don't think you felt the same for me as I felt for you. I wonder if I meant anything to you at all, or if I was just an ego boost for you. The thrill of the chase was what...
    Stylesavvy Stylesavvy 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 18

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    An old friend messaged me on Facebook one day, we begin flirting, sexting, & eventually ended up sleeping together. A few times. After seeing each other, I would try to stay in...
    xxihateyouxx xxihateyouxx 18-21, F Apr 12

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    I have this one friend that by mistake I fell in love with and I told them. They rejected me of corse but I decided that I wouldn't allow that to stop our friendship because I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 27

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    I was first attracted to you I didn't know why, The smell of your skin of your clothes, They poisoned my mind, They made me go crazy over you. Over your smile, Over the way you...
    Francoise25 Francoise25 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I had someone lie to me about caring about me. Then when I cared and he didn't, he took advantage of that. He strung me along for over a year; I have never had anyone do that. He...
    HappyGirlJenny HappyGirlJenny 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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    "For You" By:Stained "To my mother, to my father, It's your son or it's your daughter, Are my screams loud enough for you to hear me? Should I turn this up for you? I sit here...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Well I loved this girl, and this was when I was just getting used to being bi, and she was my first crush she was so beautiful and even now I still look at her and can't help but...
    isabelbradley isabelbradley 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I did it in August. I met him online and we're long distance. we had talked about it on multiple occasions, both of us were virgins at the time. I still live with my really...
    preeez preeez 22-25 1 Response Apr 25

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    Years ago, when I was first going to college. I was finally dating a guy I had been interested in for years. It was semi long distance, just an hour n half apart. And I was head...
    Armywifsahm Armywifsahm 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was raped at 14 didn't give myself till I was 20 and he lied said he loved me then ran off. I got a bi polar disorder and had sex with 10 guys after that. I'm 21 now and I am now...
    piperweant piperweant 18-21, F 14 Responses Apr 7

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    The first cut is the deepest. I'm so hurt by him. We met when I was 12, he was 14, up until a couple days ago, I would have called him my childhood Romeo. When we met as kids, a...
    Chrysii Chrysii 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    Yes I loved somebody who didn't love me...I knew he didn't but I still fell for him...I feel like a complete idiot and wish I could take back the years...but I can't:/ he left when...
    LerisaEllis LerisaEllis 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This guy a{ the start was super good to me but i was inlove with somebody else and unfortunatly i didn't see. This guy now is the love of my life but he never respose to enything...
    Konnalove Konnalove 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I didn't grow up especially religious so didn't think it mattered. I still don't. What matters to me is it was the right person.
    nataliejones1984 nataliejones1984 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 20

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    In fact, when I saw her, I thought "pffft... she's not going to be Mrs. AerosolKid". But you could make a case for *her* marrying for looks. You could make an even stronger case if...
    ImperialAerosolKid ImperialAerosolKid 41-45, M Apr 5

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    On Saturday my step gramma took my sister and I out to see Cinderella, which was okay, though I pretty much hate princesses. Afterwards though, we went back to her house (my...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 Apr 11

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    Their beauty. It's so haunting. The looks they gave me. It filled me with love, but also with self hate. They gave me such disgusted looks, but that didn't matter to me before, but...
    pleasehelp12 pleasehelp12 22-25, M Apr 17

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    I dated him for 3 years and knew him long before that. we moved in together and got the "the world at my finger tips" feeling. I loved him. He cheated on me. I tried to communicate...
    techassassin techassassin 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 20

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    Worst decision ever, she was ten kinds of crazy and I'm lucky she didn't get pregnant over the many times we did do it.
    collegekid2016 collegekid2016 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    I'm sorryElizabeth, awesome, didn't mean to ignore you, just needed some space.Taylor, I love you be but just feel like we never say the right thingsJack, You are so much better...
    Denzebarrrn Denzebarrrn 18-21, M Apr 23

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    I didn't say goodbye to someone I enjoyed chatting with.
    pafireman pafireman 31-35, M Apr 23

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    I didn't wait until marriage..but...I married my first and only love. He was quite experienced and a great teacher. Been together 32 years now, married 30. It worked but now I...
    MyBellaHeart MyBellaHeart 46-50, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Didn't wait but married my first....
    siobhan4love siobhan4love 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    i loved this girl. I've known her for a while. she didn't love me. i tried everything to convince her she was the world. i still love her. she's with someone else
    drrjr drrjr 22-25, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I didn't wait and I am OK with that :) hr was my first and I love him everyday whether he knows it or not... one day I hope to make him my only :) <3
    emeraldprincess1003 emeraldprincess1003 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When I was married I loved my husband with every fiber of my being. He didn't love me.. But time heals all wounds. To an extent.
    kmutloats kmutloats 36-40, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I loved someone that didn't love me and I don't regret it at all. While it felt terrible most of the time, short-lived moments of happiness were also one of the best days of my...
    everydayissummerr everydayissummerr 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    He says he loves me but chose another woman. It was a complicated situation and I didn't release just how much I love him. He was my friend for 3 years. Its been 4 weeks now and I...
    LadyInUK LadyInUK 41-45, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I never intended to wait for marriage to have sex. I was very sexually active in high school and in college. I had a couple of kids before tying the knot. My parents were very...
    oldernudistfemale oldernudistfemale 51-55, F 8 Responses Apr 13

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    My ex dumped me last Wednesday for no apparent reason. Since those past 9 days I have had sex with 14 different guys. On the weekdays I do right after I get home from school...
    vball313 vball313 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 17

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    I used to have a great relationship with this girl. We had just started talking but there was no romance just fun. We then started developing feelings for each other and I she was...
    Jeenyu Jeenyu 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Please don't judge. I feel as awful making that statement as you do reading it but it is honestly how I feel. I am 41 years old and have been married for 11 years. My wife and I...
    kydadof2 kydadof2 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I went to a birthday party recently and took a close friend who is lets just say very popular with men. I had been waiting for my friends a gay couple to show up at the party and...
    jdanyone jdanyone 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I was fifteen, and I don't regret doing it. The whole point of waiting until marriage is to wait for the right person, and I know I did that. I had been planning to wait, but it...
    ioti ioti 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 22

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