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I Have a Horrible Dad

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    Help - hi my dad calls me useless and retarded. nags me constantly about every thing including my room which is clean he  wakes me up early to clean the house while other...
    malteser92 malteser92 18-21 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    Horrible Dad & Step-father Too - Dad was an alcoholic who beat us kids a lot. So Mom got a divorce and married an alcoholic who just verbally abused us.
    TheGreenGringo TheGreenGringo 18-21, M 1 Response May 5, 2012

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    My Life - My Dad has been abusing my mom since before I was born. He's a compulsive liar and he does too many drugs. I know how to grow weed, flavor it, clip it, dry it, clean it...
    murphyem1997 murphyem1997 13-15 1 Response Jan 18, 2012

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    He Wasn't Always A Bad Person.... Or So I Thought -        So one day my dad calls me and my two brothers into a room and tells us he's leaving my...
    dreab1029 dreab1029 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2010

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    Too Many Chances - My father has always been horrible to my family. He has hit me and abandoned us multiple times. For some reason I always give him another chance. My mom is...
    Crapfather101 Crapfather101 18-21 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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    Crushed - My dad and I have a bad history.  My mom died when I was 13 and my dad spiraled down a path of drug-addled women, booze, and abuse.  I moved out at 17 because...
    tasteofink tasteofink 26-30, F Jan 5, 2010

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    Nodad Nodad 22-25 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I grew up the youngest in a family of all boys. My family was very religious but secretly abusive. My parents divorced at 12 and I was given to my mother due to me being abused by...
    spiffyjodzilla spiffyjodzilla 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I hate this about myself. I've always had very lucid, memorable dreams, so when they are horrifying they really affect me. Last night was wave after wave of horrible dream. The...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    He did drugs when I was 10 and I didn't hear from him for a very long time. Here's the story. My Dad, Stepmom, Half brother and sister cam back from Disney world and I went to...
    CutiePieJillian CutiePieJillian 13-15, F Mar 17

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    I'd love to be a young girl's daddy...i'd love to be there, support them, and protect them...weird the fantasy works both ways..
    imalreadylaughing imalreadylaughing 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 17

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    My ex let me call him "papa" and " daddy" and would always smile when I bounced in the room. I miss that. I still have four years of cards signed "papa".
    brewpunk brewpunk 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I don't know if I'd call it a complex but I have found it arousing to be called "Daddy." :-)
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So, I just did a confession. But hey, didnt tell it all, so now I am back. And really dont know the difference here from a story and a confession, so this is actually the part from...
    Dittel Dittel 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    When I was in 6th grade, I auditioned for varsity choir at my school. The teachers in charge humiliated me in front of everyone because I panicked and forgot the melody of the song...
    vlop vlop 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I don't know the man, never met him he skipped out before I was born. I don't even care where he is anymore I gave up on that long ago for all I know he could be dead.
    RuthlessAgression RuthlessAgression 26-30, M Apr 4

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    When someone asks what I want to do when I'm older I'll mindlessly say "Pastry chef", but honestly I don't really care too much about being a chef, it just shuts them up. I don't...
    ExplorerJoe ExplorerJoe 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    My dad works away and his current shift is 3 weeks away and 4 days back. The whole working away thing isn't new to me, as he's been doing it since I was 7, but all of a sudden it's...
    Nicolicious1 Nicolicious1 13-15, F Mar 31

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    I never saw my dad that much, he never sent me a birthday card, Christmas card, or called me. He doesn't talk to me and I don't talk to him. I have no dad as far as I see it.
    KawaiiBoy KawaiiBoy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    I feel like I don't have a dad anymore. Nowadays all he is to me is the person who's name is on my birth certificate and who gives me money when I need it. I miss what we had but...
    BrokenBirdi BrokenBirdi 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think it'd be fun to have a daddy :)
    bunnybear321 bunnybear321 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hi all. I have not received a diagnosis but I was hoping someone could offer some advice as I have a feeling I may have AIP. My grandmother has it and my mum had a borderline...
    MeganJade92 MeganJade92 22-25, F Mar 17

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    I have horrible nightmares and flashes during the day of terrible ways I could die. Will it hurt? Is there anything after physical, conscious life, or is it all for nothing? Will I...
    RubyRayne RubyRayne 26-30, F Mar 17

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    I have passed out from exhaustion when I am on my period. I have horrible cramps, nausea, fatigue, and to top everything off my blood counts drop so I get weak, shaky and irritable...
    Thatonechickthatdoesstuff Thatonechickthatdoesstuff 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I have horrible learning dissabiltys. Dyslexia is just one of them. I have lost jobs and been discriminated twords because of it
    bendabuilder bendabuilder 41-45, M Mar 26

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    I have really bad sports anxiety. I had in the past struggled horribly with social and school related anxiety but I beat it. A big reason is probably the anti depressants but...
    seanmike seanmike 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Cut💨 Scratched💨 Bitten💨 Burned💨 Starved💨 Bruised💨 Scarred.... You name it and I've probably done it. I have been self harming since the age of seven and...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I didn't start getting cramps at all really until 2 years ago. Now sometimes they are so uncomfortable and painful. I have horrible menstrual cramps right now and I just want to...
    Plurlife Plurlife 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have my dads signature in my right wrist ❤❤❤❤
    FunnyEnglish FunnyEnglish 22-25, F Apr 5

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    So I have a love/hate relationship with him. I love him, because he's my dad and I'm supposed to. But if you were to ask me if I like him as a person...no I don't. He was a...
    estrellita75 estrellita75 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I had a very very bad morning. We were at the restaurant. The first sign something was going wrong was when I asked dad when the date was. He told us 5-6 But the way me and Jake...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    My dad cheated on my mom with my best friend. I had just made friends with this girl and her husband and children. In the short time I've gotten to know them, I became attached...
    duClo duClo 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I guess hate is too strong a word. I hated him as a child but I feel like I've matured enough to see him as a person now instead of a monster. Anyways his current offenses are...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I've hated my dad since I was 13. He robbed me of my self esteem and my potential- I could have been so much more, I really feel that with every fibre of my being. When I was...
    femmefatality femmefatality 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    This is something I have a hard time admitting and even though I have talked about the abuse to people I trust, I never let them know it was him. 10 years after the last incident...
    shierahawke88 shierahawke88 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Yeah, I am, but dont get me wrong I dont hate him. I love him to death and nothing will ever change that. I find hating people is just a waist of time and it takes away from your...
    Citygirl06 Citygirl06 13-15, F Apr 3

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    Where do I begin. This whole story being my life is quite a long loopy one, and if anybody has the energy to read this and respond, I thank you - in return I will just cut to the...
    spiderchris spiderchris 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't know if I can do this anymore it's to hard I cry to much over the possible fact of going over my dads and I cannot face that with open arms anymore my childhood has been...
    maceylovesyouug maceylovesyouug 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ok so my story of mercury poisoning has been my entire lifes experience, and is still affecting me to this day. I just really wanted to connect with others who share this story so...
    awakekiwi awakekiwi 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I have a black lab mixed with a whippet and a grey hound. So we got him back in first grade, which was seven years ago. My dads friend had found him out in a field when he was...
    behindthelens behindthelens 13-15, F Apr 8

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    I was in a car. My brother sister and mom were there. Confused, I looked out my window and we were outside my school. I faced my brother and he faced my mom and stabbed her. Me and...
    PteMatriarch PteMatriarch 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The more selfish a society is, the more terrible things will happen - why ? ...because people in pain aren't given proper attention. By friends, family and social care workers...
    iamdaviddotinfo iamdaviddotinfo 31-35, M Mar 18

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    Well first of all my english is horrible. I lost my dad almost two years ago and for some reason since then seems like my entire existence is pointless; i feel he was the glue...
    FunnyEnglish FunnyEnglish 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    My ex and I split but I remained friendly with his family as did he with mine, it's worth mentioning that this man and his wife are divorced. We talk often as we are good friends...
    Jamiiiine Jamiiiine 22-25 Mar 23

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    My relationship with my father is all wrong. I was the eldest. I was the one he always took out his anger on. I usually had honestly not done anything wrong, or, even if I had, it...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Do I have anxiety would be a better way to put it? I just wanted to know if anyone elses experience matches up closely with mine? I get worried about stupid things, like even...
    beccabird beccabird 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    my dad has been separated with my mom for more than 2 years ago,, and now my dad has 2 girlfriend. a nurse and a teacher. and i really hate the teacher she's really really feeling...
    mcindygrace mcindygrace 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    So, my main problem is that I don't live with my parents. Which is horrible. In few words, my mother died in a car accident one year ago, my father got mentally depressed after it...
    markus1999 markus1999 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Yesterday, my dad told me that he's just trying to make me a "likable person". Not MORE likeable, just likable. Wow. I'm not popular at school or anything, but, since I've joined...
    Marvilles Marvilles 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    SUMMARY We were best friends for a while, but then he started traveling a lot. Every other week he was gone and that's when we stopped getting along. Now, he is always going out...
    Marvilles Marvilles 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    i KNOW i can help. I have had Vestibular Migraines for 4 years now and I have a step by step way to take back control of your life and go back to living. Now before i go any...
    SOPHDOG SOPHDOG 22-25, F Apr 3