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    I had a horrible father

    when I was young. He never cared about me, he kicked, punched, and slapped me everyday. I remembered he one time broke my arm when I had ask him to play with me. I was only five years old! And another time, he burned my teddy bear that the nurses gave me when I broke my arm. It...
    96Samuel96 96Samuel96 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 28

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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 of it.  The last 3 years, I've been making an honest attempt at a real relationship with him for the first...
    tasteofink tasteofink 26-30, F Jan 5, 2010

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    What do you do when your father hates you,

    and doesn't mind saying it? My father abused me and my brother and sisters both physically and verbally. When my Mom finally left him, when us kids would visit him he would treat us even worse then before. It's been a few years since I have seen him and I feel like a terrible...
    GoranMountainMan GoranMountainMan 18-21, M Jul 5

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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 sister can sleep in  and do nothing all day. can never seem to please him he also calls me lazy and smelly...
    malteser92 malteser92 18-21 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    My Dad

    my dad is a total ******, he and my mom split up before I can remember, so I've never properly lived with him. I don't have the best relationship with him, and after 12 years he finally took me on holiday. to butlins! ******* butlins! in the middle of freezing october, I could'nt...
    ThorGodOfThunder ThorGodOfThunder 16-17, M Jul 10, 2009

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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 staying in England with her sick father for a few weeks and my dad came to the house to watch my younger siblings. I find...
    Crapfather101 Crapfather101 18-21 1 Response Oct 8, 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 mother. We ask him why, he said he just felt like it.  He keeps in contact with us for about 3 months, and tells us he's going back home to Mexico...
    dreab1029 dreab1029 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2010

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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, and smoke it because of him. My dad told me I'm his favorite but I find that hard to believe because when I...
    murphyem1997 murphyem1997 13-15 1 Response Jan 18, 2012

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    I lick the plate That's my problem
    Forders2 Forders2 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    does stepdad count ? then I am in the right place
    katehello katehello 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 7

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    I remember my dad would be strict about my grades and I would have horrible grades. And now he's not so strict about my grades anymore and I'm getting good grades XD Well it's...
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    So before I get into the deep stuff, let me fill you in. I grew up an only child in a happy home, my parents were never married but were always together, I am 22, my mom is 44...
    Chelssea Chelssea 18-21 Oct 3

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    I couldn't have asked for a better daddy Dom. My daddy is perfect for me. He lets me be myself, talk to him about anything and is always there when I need him emotionally. I...
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    I miss my Dad... The funny part is that, I never really know who he was, how was he looks like, or how he may sound... I never met my dad since I was a baby. I met him a week...
    HoneyAndToast HoneyAndToast 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    By this I mean I want a daddy figure. I've never really had one in my life... My mom has been the mom and dad all my life. I want to know what it's like to have a dad for once...
    GirlyPerson GirlyPerson 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 5

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    I wish my dad would have cared more, he has a room outside the house he sits there all day and just comes home when he needs to sleep, sometimes. hes very annoying, immature, I...
    brandshute brandshute 16-17, F Oct 9

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    I grew up being rejected, I had to get used to it when I was little. For years I was the only kid in the entire grade who was an only child and I was the only kid for years who had...
    Blackbirdy13 Blackbirdy13 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    thank you for ******* up and being a horrible human. I was better without you there. I forgive you because I know things wouldnt have come out the same any other way.
    jusbyoung jusbyoung 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Lately I have been feeling really fed up and depressed. I feel that both family and friends hate me being happy or having a life of my own. My parents are both really ill and have...
    galaxy3 galaxy3 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My Dad more than my Mam. I'm no alowed to do anything,i can't wear make up,i can't stay out late,i can't have a boyfriend.The list just goes on & on.I'm 14 & i just want to do...
    smackedagain smackedagain 13-15, F 7 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I am lucky to have a caring father like my Dad. He has always been there for me. I have made some mistakes in my life that I have deeply regret but he and my mom got me through it...
    edward73e edward73e 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    This was the conversation at the dinner table before saying grace.She asked, "Do you think dad doesn't really care for us anymore?"He responded candidly, "I guess. No text. No...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    ​when i was younger my dad was abusive sexually and emotionally. i told he went to jail. mom still loves him. once he was out she would go down to Vancouver, were he lives every...
    missy420 missy420 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I don't remember a time when parents were together. I don't even know what a functioning family is like. I guess I have TV to show me, right? My parents divorced when I was four...
    mishandle mishandle 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I have a really mixed relationship with my dad. He is nice and really funny sometimes but is really mean and acts bipolar sometimes. He's been making my mom unhappy a lot and he's...
    leah0herondale leah0herondale 13-15 1 Response 3 days ago

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    my dad doesnt like to be around me. he is not interested in talking to me or listening to me. it hurts my feelings. if we go out as a fmaily and my mum walks off, he always tells...
    blue951 blue951 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    When I was born my real my died. I never got to see her once. My dad was a severe alcoholic and he ha a heart attack when I was 3. I was so young I didn't even know what was going...
    danibabe42069 danibabe42069 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a dead beat dad, my username says it right there. Sure, my child support is paid every month. But I have alienated my son from my life. He is 9 now. It has been over a year...
    Deadbeatfather Deadbeatfather 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    hii i am looking for a mummy or daddy or maybe both
    teenbabyuk teenbabyuk 16-17, M 7 hrs ago

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    I am happy you are in a better place. Or at least not here anymore destroying yourself and those around you. I'm so thankful mom kept me from you. I have had more opportunities...
    hollydberry hollydberry 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I can't do math without a calculator. Kid's in fifth grade and she calls her dad if she gets stumped on math homework. lol
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 59 mins ago

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    LadyEvenstar LadyEvenstar 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Hi, I'm new here. I've been searching for a place to write my feelings down and a place to just basically open up. My amazing boyfriend got sentenced 26 months on August 29th 2014...
    georgiam123 georgiam123 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    I have dreams about falling through ice and drowning. For instance, this one time I was standing along a rivers edge watching the spring ice break up, all of a sudden the ice under...
    mongoheadmonster mongoheadmonster 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    I had a rocky childhood. My parents are pretty abusive, my step dad molests me and my parents had a nasty divorce. I was diagnosed depressed at 8, anxiety at 11, bipolar at 13 and...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 24

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    When I was a child, my mother taught me to be afraid of my father. She always told me he didn’t want to be bothered by me, and that I should leave him alone. That happens in a...
    greenacres33 greenacres33 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    mrsdavid1975 mrsdavid1975 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    ...for as long as I can remember. I guess I was always this way to an extent, but the depression and anxiety became much more manifest during college and are showing no signs of...
    Scribbler17 Scribbler17 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Shoutout to all my haters. I use to let y'all bring me down to the point where I tried to kill myself multiple of times. Congratulations to you. It stops today. I'm tired of...
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    HeatherM1988 HeatherM1988 26-30, F Sep 29

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    I don't mean to sound like a b**** but I just hate her, my mother passed away 13 years ago, I was just about to turn 2 years old; I have three older brothers who were ages 12, 9...
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