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I Have a Dead Beat Dad

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 11, 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...
    missan1990 missan1990 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 15, 2012

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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...
    Drake2013 Drake2013 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2012

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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...
    Scoobydoo9 Scoobydoo9 13-15 1 Response Oct 11, 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...
    kc9geu kc9geu 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 10, 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...
    carol1978 carol1978 31-35 Jul 24, 2013

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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...
    unknownuser2663 unknownuser2663 16-17 Jun 19, 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...
    MsBennett MsBennett 22-25, F Dec 7, 2011

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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...
    Cerorizo Cerorizo 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 5, 2013

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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...
    lovelybird22 lovelybird22 18-21, F Feb 25, 2012

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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...
    theunkown6 theunkown6 18-21 3 Responses Jan 6

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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...
    dutarus dutarus 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 10, 2010

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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...
    miyahrimom12 miyahrimom12 26-30 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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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...
    justbelieve justbelieve 26-30, F 1 Response 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...
    PaintedOn PaintedOn 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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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...
    Tinawheat3 Tinawheat3 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2010

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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...
    vermel134 vermel134 21-25 2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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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...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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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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    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...
    Hulajuice Hulajuice 18-21 1 Response Jun 29, 2013

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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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    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...
    alexmorgan18 alexmorgan18 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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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...
    Cerorizo Cerorizo 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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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...
    supergrrl supergrrl 18-21, F 3 Responses May 26, 2010

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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...
    imjustemma imjustemma 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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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...
    hopecatcher hopecatcher 16-17, F a week ago

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    Sean - This kid was like an uberhulk despite being limited to using only a wheelchair. I mean I had heard so many stories of him and his inhuman strength, it was too good to be...
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    I miss my dad, I still get to see him but it's like he's just a stranger. I thought he was trying to get off drugs and wanted to be part of my life but I was wrong. My dad is at my...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F Apr 5

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    Today a chair fell on my leg. I was in pain when my dad came up to see if everyone was alright. But it was probably to see if my sister was ok since he acts like he hates me...
    xXsmilesKillmeXx xXsmilesKillmeXx 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    My life just hasn't been easy since I graduated from high school. I had a crush. We clicked, but the only problem was we both suffered from severe shyness. I hoped in my heart he...
    geeky4script geeky4script 18-21, F Mar 17

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    a dad is someone look out for you and project and the bond that you have with your daddy is special and cant known on replace that. so when my dad got shot I was so upset because...
    ciarams678 ciarams678 18-21, F Mar 24

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    He's been in my life for 12 years. He has been more of a father to me then my own dad is. My own dad thought being a great father was just handing my brother & I money every time...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    i was twelve, and was coming up to my first year in high school. i was absolutely dreading my first day at a new school, because i had never been the new girl before. the only...
    eviemay6 eviemay6 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I don't talk to my dad either probably never will He did some very bad things to me growing up. I won't hold onto it. I will make sure that when I have children they will have the...
    brinaadams brinaadams 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    My dad is a controlling narcissist. He's only ever hit me once, and that was when he found out I went to a school counsellor to tell them about him abusing my mom when i was in...
    Dimples411 Dimples411 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I've been a good girl daddy! I swear. Don't give me a spanking ;) I just wanna go shopping! Can I have some money daddy?
    Beautifuldream1 Beautifuldream1 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    My father left one week after I was born, he called once when I was in third grade but it was meant for my uncle about money. My grandparents hated him and always said things about...
    osnitrapzi osnitrapzi 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    It's my birthday tomorrow.. Is it to much to ask for someone that you love to spend time with you? I don't want gifts. I want quality time with the people I love. My entire life...
    hawksgirl hawksgirl 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    It Was My Mission to Never have dad hurt the others when I was younger. There are 5 in my family, 3 girls (all born first, I'm 2nd oldest), and 2 boys. We weren't an overly...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My violent father - My dad, although he has mellowed considerably with age, is a violent, psychotic, nasty piece of work who grew up tough, lived tough and will die tough. He's the...
    HPeterson HPeterson 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I haven't seen my dad in 6 years,and when I was a baby he would beat my mom when or when she was not holding me .also my sisters dad would beat my mom in front of me when I was 7...
    Butterballduck Butterballduck 13-15, F Mar 22

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    All I want to do in life is help people. Help people that need a friend or who are having difficulties that they can't handle alone. Been there and done that. So I'm kind of...
    MaddieMoo14 MaddieMoo14 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Last night I dreamed that I was holding an egg and it hatched and there was this black chicken inside, the young chick was really big for a newly hatched bird, it was really more...
    T4RD15 T4RD15 26-30 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Last night's one of my close friends was kidnapped by an insane woman and her idiot redneck husband. The woman had always wanted a daughter but was infertile or something, so she...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Thanks dad, thanks for "joking around." and hitting me, if it was a joke I doubt you would've done it so much and so hard. Thanks for kicking me, and slapping me, throwing me into...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I hear people complain about how strict there parents are... And how they took there phone away or you can't go to his house.. Ooh.. PLEASE>>> Maybe you should try living in my...
    ntupy12 ntupy12 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I try, I really do. But every time I look at him all I see his anger, the same anger that was in his eye when he was beating me. When I see fathers in movie or in the street...
    AwkwardnessCentral AwkwardnessCentral 16-17, F Mar 25

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    When I was a freshman in high school my dad became an alcoholic and began to argue with me and my mom and then over time began to cheat and the fights between my parents heated up...
    PoetryGirl101 PoetryGirl101 16-17, F Apr 6

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