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I Have a Horrible Dad

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Never had any man that was a dad to me. I was so afraid to become a parent, thought for certain I'd screw it up because I had no father to imitate. Fortunately I have not but I...
    don0063 don0063 51-55, M 4 Responses Sep 11

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    I really need someone to talk to. I found out my dad is cheating on my mom when I was 14 (now i'm 16) and i've done nothing about it, until 2 months ago. He got a text and I...
    Frederique0000 Frederique0000 16-17, F Sep 10

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    I am 23 and suffer from bad eczema. I have suffered with it from a young age but recently bought a home and moved in with my partner and my stress levels are at an all time high. I...
    gooay011 gooay011 22-25, F Sep 1

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    I just want to sleep through the today and the next two days. Its already been a rough ride for the last 2 weeks. My PMS symptoms start showing up as early as two weeks prior to my...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    As you can see from the picture this **** is pretty foul, I hate it, I hate me and I wish the eczema would just go away, I have several creams and they work but if i forget to put...
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin 13-15, F Sep 22

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    When I was at school i was always getting into trouble with my friend David and often the Master would spank us both. In those days we were made to bend over while the Master...
    gaylord13 gaylord13 46-50 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My dad is a disgusting, aggresive person who has cheated on my whole family. My mum is lovely and she suffers because of him so I`m more close with her but my horrible dad doesn`t...
    Flamingo15 Flamingo15 13-15, F Sep 19

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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...
    ErinTripp94 ErinTripp94 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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 a week ago

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    I'm 26 years old and the last time I saw my dad I was 18 - on the day I got on a plane and left for college. He has messaged me through Facebook off and on over the last few years...
    aviatrix17 aviatrix17 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Me aged 7. I lived with my mum in a council house just me and her she didn't work and we certainly didn't have much. But you don't need stuff to be happy Then she met a guy. It was...
    Onedaybaby Onedaybaby 26-30, F Sep 17

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    I need an open minded girl to have some daddy/daughter phone sex with.
    ITSDONENOW ITSDONENOW 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    My mother is a narcissist. My dad is her faithful enabler. They have been married for 52 years and to this day he does what she says. My mother was never home growing up. When...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    I don't mean to sound like a 16 year old but i need to get this off my chest. I have been holding it in for so long and I can't do it anymore. Me and my dad have always had a...
    firefly328 firefly328 18-21, F Sep 15

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    I have 1 stepsister i live with my dad and my step mom i really hate my step sister she is horrible she lies on me and my real sisters and i just cant forgive her i never talk to...
    JaidaDoll JaidaDoll 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    "I tried to kill the pain, but only bled more, so much more." - Evanescence, Tourniquet. So, been offline for a while. Life's been quite. Not much drama. I got five weeks of peace...
    Angel1509 Angel1509 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Last Christmas is when everything about my family came to a weird and twisted turn. The day before Christmas Eve I called my step sister to ask her to come to my house for...
    EvansMommy33014 EvansMommy33014 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    I remember when I use to be ashamed to be a girl. I always see these sexist comments on ep and it makes me feel. Apprehensive and horrible. That's why I wanted to be flat chested...
    DysfunctionalPiano DysfunctionalPiano 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    3 living brothers (One Step and one half) I havent written about Rowan and Mattew much because Dan and Kaiden are the ones I see the most and I used to not consider Rowan and Matt...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 14

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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 a week ago

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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 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well, I do have family -- up until 1993 I had 7 siblings. When they all were told my dad was dying and to come see him. I was not told until after he died that he was sick. All of...
    iamtheworst iamtheworst 56-60, F Sep 15

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    Hey. So I moved far away from where I'm actually from, and I'm feeling extremely lonely and horrible and my gut is wrenching constantly over the thought of school. School started...
    coolkat4 coolkat4 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    I have had stage 3 HS for 11 years now. When It first showed up I was so embarrassed I didn't tell anyone I was living in South Carolina at the time in foster so it wasn't like I...
    MsAnonymous1 MsAnonymous1 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 17

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    I lost my Dad when I was four so yea....I have a had a lot of time to think about his death, fathers, him and well, everything. I was four and although I was in the room right...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 13

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    Dad when all his brothers and sisters were still with us would call all of them regularly, and when their kids got older he would call them as well, and when their kids got old...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    I really try to not ber over emotional and try to see things from the big picture. My finace and me have been together for almost 4 1/2 years, and living together for aprox. three...
    HeatherM1988 HeatherM1988 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    My poor old dad was quite outnumbered in our house with mum and three girls. In the summer months (and at other times in the year sometimes) we girls thought it wasn't worth...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    My poor old dad was quite outnumbered in our house with mum and three girls. In the summer months (and at other times in the year sometimes) we girls thought it wasn't worth...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    This is another story about dad and his infamous slipper. Mom was spanking my little bro in our room while Dad , sister and me were watching tv in living room. Suddenly mom...
    rcarlos72 rcarlos72 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 7

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    Dad had an encyclopaedic knowledge of horse racing, he had studied it for most of his 87 years, he could tell you who won a race, who rode it and who trained it even if it was over...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    In this weird way, I find it hilarious. Maybe its just the situation surrounding it, and my coping mechanism? Who knows... But, I moved out it August... I had to. I had originally...
    TubaAtheist TubaAtheist 18-21, F Sep 14

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    Had it all planned out to get my amazing boyfriend an awesome birthday gift. Due to money issues I can't. It's the first birthday as a couple. I feel like a horrible girlfriend. It...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    What the **** I just ran over 3 birds at the same time I feel horrible poor birdies i never thought that i would run over something in the freeway I guess I was wrong
    Gise101 Gise101 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Help!!! Daddy where are you!!! *foster* daddy Kahn wants to spank me to let me know *who my daddy is* and collar me!! Help daddy your princess is scared of *foster* daddy Kahn firm...
    Starrmoonchild Starrmoonchild 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I really need to tell this story without revealing who I am. Thank you for reading if you are and thank you ep for letting me let it all out. It's a long story and I really can't...
    seabird9 seabird9 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    When I was young, I was a daddy's girl. It was a hot summer day. My dad and mom loaded us kids up in the car to go swimming. When we arrived, all of the kids there were jumping...
    Sunshinegirl07 Sunshinegirl07 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really can't wait to get married and have my own kids and to be a great dad. I really want to be a dad to my own son. When I see sons with there dads, I just can't wait to be a...
    Johntruck17 Johntruck17 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I failed to help someone in need: I lack courage to help. There was a man just lying on the floor and nobody was saying anything. I assumed that he was either fine or that...
    layswhyfe layswhyfe 18-21 1 Response Sep 2