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I Have a Dead Beat Dad

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    A Child Born From Sin, Part III

    This is the continuation of my memoir "A Child Born From Sin" For so long I've been treated like nothing, for so long I've been neglected, for so long I've been battered; all I want is to be loved by someone, but how can I when the people who are supposed to love me the most...
    Cerorizo Cerorizo 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 5, 2013

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    Dead Beat Navy Dad

    Senior Chief Chester Joseph Nicolas and I had an affair in April 2009 I was in a rocky relationship with my ex and Chester asked that if I could give him a chance he could treat me better and that he truly cared for me he told me that he was also going to be separating from his...
    carol1978 carol1978 36-40 Jul 24, 2013

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    My Dad, the Invert Turned Alcoholic

    Ever since I was a kid my dad has been hard to talk to. He never liked to go anywhere, and was always sitting on the couch watching T.V. Nobody blamed him because he also worked really hard, and manged to support us all in a middle class house in the city. I never did anything...
    justbelieve justbelieve 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    My mother had me when she was 18,

    to a guy she loved. He used to beat her, and she would always fight back. They both always had bruises, although here were worse. I don't know much about my father, considering my mother left him when I was 3. but what I do remember, was the fighting, and my moms screams, and...
    PaintedOn PaintedOn 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    This Is Steve Poloncak And I Am A Deadbeat Father.

    I was dating a lady back 20+ years ago and i ran away when she said she was pregnant. I was a coward and i never looked back nor did i pay any kind of support. I would lie and say that i was responsible by not having kids but i lied to everyone and even my current wife. I refuse...
    kc9geu kc9geu 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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    Not Really A Deadbeat But He Can't Take Care Of Himself...

    My father wasn't a deadbeat in the traditional sense - like many good dads, he worked hard and brought home the money to support my family. After my mother passed, which happened when I was very young, he became a 'functioning alcoholic'. He'd go to work, come home and drink one...
    MsBennett MsBennett 22-25, F Dec 7, 2011

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    My Worse Father Ever

    he always says things behind my back and i just get soo mad he is the worse
    karisue1 karisue1 18-21 Oct 29, 2012

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    Ugh

    I hate calling him 'my dad', I guess he kind of is, but only by DNA. I'm 20 years old and my father is the absolute WORST. He sleeps all day, he doesn't have a job and the worst part is, he thinks he's doing a good job at being a dad. Even when he had a job, he would never spend...
    Hulajuice Hulajuice 18-21 1 Response Jun 29, 2013

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    My biological father is never been there

    for me. He would come in and out of our lives. When he was in prison we would mail us letters saying he wanted to change. He would come out and we never heard from him. And recently he is trying to build a relationship with us. But the relationship I feel from his is me...
    theunkown6 theunkown6 18-21 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Before I was born my father used to be a drug

    addict and alcoholic my sister sadly had to see it all I'm sad she had to go through all that at such a young age of three. But when I five years after I was born on a gloomy day for my family my father finally had it with the fighting that had been going on a couple weeks...
    BabyDuchanne BabyDuchanne 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    Btimez3 Btimez3 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Got a text from my biological father today.

    .. I don't think I could be more upset. I have no idea what to say to him or how to feel/act toward him. I feel like bawling my eyes out or going out and doing something stupid. Dead beat dads are the best! <-- that was total sarcasm if you didn't get that. I need advice...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    Through Glass

    The sixth entry to my memoir "A Child Born From Sin" I'm looking at you through the glass... Praying that one day you'll come inside... You'll stand infront of me.... And call me your son.... A father, what is a father? Is a father someone who is loving and kind? Is a father...
    Cerorizo Cerorizo 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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    My Dad

    My dad has is the kind of person who would take me and my sibling out to dinner one night and then the next day disappear for six months. He's done everything from threatening to lock us in our apartment and burn it down to bring the woman he cheated on my stepmom (who we all...
    alexmorgan18 alexmorgan18 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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    I Have An Abusive Dead Beat Dad

    My dad is not my bio dad. He adopted me because he said he chose me, because our family was special. My dad was in the Navy when he married my mom, he was really fun and I was so excited to have a dad. But after he married my mom and moved us far away from home, my dad changed...
    Scoobydoo9 Scoobydoo9 13-15 2 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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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 he deserve to be called "daddy", by three little girls who now see the real him? Today, March 16, 2014 my dad was put into jail. When I think about...
    ItsAllASecret ItsAllASecret 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    My Shameful Father Who I Call "ron"

    Skip the college support, let alone be there for anyone.... Or for that matter  a shameful dead beat father who takes advantage of the family. A man who doesn't have a job and who was a crappy parent. I can relate to all of you on this forum and everything that I have read...
    dutarus dutarus 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 10, 2010

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    Fatherless

    What can I say? My father told me he loved me but never stuck around to see me grow up. He left and never looked back and I will never understand why. Yet, I have never used him as an excuse and I have striven to make myself better than him, I will not allow his terrible...
    Tinawheat3 Tinawheat3 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2010

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    I'm grown now but my dad always pulls I'm

    struggling and need help conversations. Instead of child support for 4 kids he gave my mom a gallon of milk a week or worse TANG! Wtf?! I think back and get mad. He use to make us feel bad for him. He cheated and abused my mom all the time until she left. Now she's got a great...
    KittyMcPuffin KittyMcPuffin 31-35, F Apr 20

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    When I was born I wasn't aloud to live with my

    parents, both were druggies. I met my mom once but she lives in New Mexico with my half brother. Anyways my dad always lives a block away from me and my grandparents and siblings. He was a drugged up drunk and I cod never be around him that much. I think not having your own...
    hopecatcher hopecatcher 16-17, F Apr 8

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    My Kids Need A Father

    2004 will be a year I will never forget. For one reason I graduated HS but for 2 I was so in love with a guy named Keith. My mom and dad both agreed he wasnt the man for me.. I should of listened its not often they both agree on anything. I defied them and went with my heart...
    miyahrimom12 miyahrimom12 26-30 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    Going to College

    On my father I can type forever and forever about the crazy things that he do. I have always known who my father was, and growing up I use to go over his house every weekend. Matter fact my parents are still legally married, but they have been separated since I was 3 years old...
    vermel134 vermel134 21-25 2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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    My dad is gone now, but I've made peace with

    myself, & stopped wasting energy on him. For years I blamed me for him. It wasn't my fault he was a looser. He beat my mom for just breathing, and once almost killed her. For a long time I picked guys that were like him, & didn't even realize it. I read a lot of your...
    nevadiva4u nevadiva4u 41-45 Sep 14

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    He Doesn't Even Know My Name

    Well Im going to make this brief...my dad "wasn't ready to be a father", so he offered my mom money for a abortion, she refused, he left the state before i was born..never contacted my mom. His family dsidnt even know i existed till last year when i found my aunt.
    supergrrl supergrrl 18-21, F 3 Responses May 26, 2010

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    My dad is addicted to drugs

    and is extremely verbally abusive.
    starvingforana starvingforana 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    I Like To Make Up Stories Of Who My Dad Should Have Been

    I don't see the resemblance.Not in the visual sense or in the personality.We haven't talked in over a year now, and just writing that down makes it seem so much longer (over a year now, really?)I started to notice the change last winter, when high school graduation was coming up...
    lovelybird22 lovelybird22 18-21, F Feb 25, 2012

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    More messages from my biological father,

    only this time he texted my mom, not me. My mom let me read them and he was very rude. I'm so angry and upset. I don't understand at all. Hoping to see him and my step-sister soon to meet her since we're both older (she's in middle school though) and work it all out.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I Want To Love Him

    I want to love my dad just like any other daughter loves her father. I want to be able to look up to him without any fear of being disappointed in him. But after seventeen years of disappointment I don't have the courage to try and love him anymore to only get hurt. My mother...
    unknownuser2663 unknownuser2663 18-21 1 Response Jun 19, 2013

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    He Is Just Bad

    Ok so first off, when I was like 7-9 yrs old he lived god knows where (I think with his mom and dad but he always moved, he went to state of Washington when all his family and friends are in Ohio to be a WAITER AT A BOB EVANS!!!) than my grandma and aunt(his mom And sister) make...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 11, 2012

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    Please Help

    I just want my father back. Up until 4th grade he was my role model. We would do everything together while my mom and sister would bond. We had an infinite amount of money (at least I was mislead) and I had no obstacles in my future. In the beginning of 4th grade, he frequently...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 15, 2012

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    My Father... Where Do I Begin?

    When I was 12 years old my father decided to walk out on us. Not that it came as a suprise by tha time he had cheated on my mom more than once... When I think back at it, the signs that he was a deatbeat was always there. He never really seemed to care about anyone other than...
    missan1990 missan1990 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2013

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    Haven't Seen Him In Years

    I haven't seen my dad in years, in fact I was so young that I barely remember it. He only calls me every now and then and only talks for a little bit. Haven't made any effort to come see me or send my mom any child support. I recently came across a situation where I couldn't...
    Drake2013 Drake2013 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2012

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    Deadbeat Dad

    Our father left Brooklyn and went to California about 1967 and got away with paying child support
    siera4 siera4 41-45, F Dec 20, 2012

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    Hahahahahhaha. Yes!!!!

    I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN NOTHING TO HIM.I THINK I WILL REMAIN NOTHING TO HIM.HE HAS NEVER PROVEN HE CARED.OH ****, HE TOOK ME TO MCDONALDS ONCE WHEN I WAS 5, THE ONLY, AND I REPEAT, ONLY TIME WE EVER SAW EACH OTHER.OH.THAT'S SO CARING.I shouldn't complain, at least I got to see him...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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    My father was around

    and when I was younger he was active in my life. When I got to high school, things changed he was barely home my mom basically raised me working 20 hours a week. So he essentially was around but never there for me.
    Kaseirae14 Kaseirae14 22-25, F Jul 3

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    So I have a big bed. I keep my radio on the corner, and when I go to sleep, I put my glasses there as well. Well my dad doesn't like that so he makes me put them on my dresser or...
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    Is it weird that he still wants us to tell him goodnight? He complains when we don't go in there and give him a hug and a kiss before we go to bed... We're 14 & 16.
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    seeing all these stories about dad's loving their kids and vise versa makes me sad. I guess I'll share my story. if you want to judge me, don't even bother reading the rest of this...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    If they made contraceptive beer, there'd be far less dead beat dads...
    AntonioV AntonioV 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 22

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    My mom and dad got divorced when I was 15. It was a really ugly, messy divorce and I went through a time of deep depression because of it. A year later, after only knowing her for...
    lola023 lola023 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I don't know what kind of a relationship I have with my Dad. He's been working very hard all his life, being a Virgo. We have a home of our own and I'm very concerned about his...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 21

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    I was just trying to unpack some of Dads jackets and trousers so that I could put them away safely, I have tried to do this a few times over the last week or so, before that I...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I just wanted to say this before u were gone for life but here it is! Dad, Your are my life. You are my heart. You mean everything to me even you mean a lot to mom. It's different...
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    am a p.k. (former really). thought I was married for 34 years ago by my dad. realized today he never filed the liscence with the state after the ceremony! (we tried getting a...
    suburbanlife suburbanlife 51-55, F Oct 10

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    I wish I could have been a daddy's girl. I really wanted that kinda relationship when I was younger. I stil kinda do but I've come to terms with it. Especially now that I'm...
    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It feels like my life was a neverending and one sided fist fight. My teachers at school would whack the children. The neighbour was quick at unslipping his belt. The priests would...
    Asherix Asherix 36-40, M 1 day ago

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