I Have Dad Issues

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    My dad is a total A**hole.

    He has emotionally abused me to the fact where I have thought about commuting suicide more then once. I don't respect him at all and he doesn't respect me at all, but for some odd reason I still love him. I wish I didn't, but I do. He makes me feel awful about myself and every...
    freesoul365 freesoul365
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2014

    When I'm drunk I share a lot of things,

    all you have to do is ask the right questions... So... My friends dad realised that I have pretty serious issues with the past and with my dad... See, I didn't get to go to my dads funeral, I didn't know he was dying, I didn't know anything basically... So he looked him up and...
    ImBatmanShhh ImBatmanShhh
    18-21, T
    1 Response Aug 29, 2015

    My father doesn't even act like a father.

    The only time he really does when he's forced to. When he found out I smoked weed and dated a 16 year old dude he said ok and shrugged his shoulders.
    Tazthebaby Tazthebaby
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2015

    The Harder I Try...

    I have a feeling this will turn into a ***** session, wish is what I am trying to avoid. I do truly love my dad, after losing my mother to cancer, he was my only support. I was also his life line. I dropped out of college to take over family duties and go back to work to get us...
    lifeasweknowit77 lifeasweknowit77
    Apr 9, 2011

    So I'm a teenager not

    and my father didn't come into my like till around 5th grade . They only thing he does for me is pay child support and sometimes talk to me . He also has a step son who he does more for than he does for me . At to top that off half the time he doesn't even tell me happy birthday...
    princessA112 princessA112
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2014
    AngelTrey AngelTrey
    22-25, M
    Nov 13, 2012

    Sometimes I wonder if he thinks about me like I

    do, and if he's telling his new family about me. I don't think so thought. I stopped waiting for his calls my birthdays years ago. I remember that once I was so desperate that I tried to call him secretly myself with my mother's phone, when he didn't answer I cried so much and...
    lailase lailase
    18-21, F
    May 20, 2014

    I never had a dad that was around often,

    if I did he would either be stealing or getting high. My mom has always been there. It sucks not having a dad but I wouldn't want to have a criminal has a dad.
    dkkelly dkkelly
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2014

    Why I Joined

    being a 15 year old girl, and crying in pain every time a father daughter scene comes on a movie thinking "my dad will never love me like that. all i am to him is wrong" sucks. but i guess a lot of you know that. for once in my life i just wanted someone to talk to who wouldnt...
    synlove synlove
    Feb 2, 2012

    Will It Ever End?

    I have been in therapy for six years now.. and although I have made vast improvements in many areas... dad issues are still something which need to be worked on. I'm sure my psychologist has been saying this to me the entire time but I just didn't "hear" it, but I realized...
    UnderneathThaStarz UnderneathThaStarz
    Mar 4, 2010

    My Little Story.

     My parents have always been more like older siblings to me. They had me when they were 20 years old, which in my opinion is still a teenage. They divorced (of course) and went their own ways. Mother became a nurse and my Father became a very very successful business man...
    Casper18 Casper18
    1 Response Aug 8, 2009

    My Dad Loves Me......?

    My dad loves me, And I love him. My dad hurt me, And I hurt him. He never hit me, But I hit him. My dad loves me, And I love him. My dad needs me, And I need him. He taught me to ride, And I taught him not to hide. He yelled at me, And I yelled at him My dad needs me, And I need...
    tre0009 tre0009
    13-15, F
    May 18, 2011

    *Do we need family therapy?

    * I don't know if I'm overreacting, but I think my family needs counseling at this point. Years ago we were such a happy family and would always go on vacations and hang out together, however as of lately not so much. The last couple years my father has been lashing out to...
    mauihawaiiohana mauihawaiiohana
    18-21, F
    Jan 23, 2016

    Me and my dad use to be really close,

    but he has changed the older he has gotten. He's having affairs, gambling all the time and is very antisocial. When my mom finally decided to leave him 6 months ago after 45 years, I decided to stay with him to help him adjust. My mom did everything for him, I've tried teaching...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 28, 2016

    False Relations

    Now i know why i went after unavailable people all my life, Believing i never deserved any better... Having grown so accustomed to your emotional absence and unattachment I went to go out seeking people just as heartless like you not knowing love existed in any other way... Wish...
    indigowitch indigowitch
    22-25, F
    Jun 5, 2013


    I totally wrote a **** load of how I felt to be screwed because I wanted proper spelling, **** my life. I have this one chance to bring my lives together and it's falling apart.... My boyfriend is being a jerk, my dad is a jerk and his wife is the problem. I would go on, but...
    lifeasweknowit77 lifeasweknowit77
    1 Response May 2, 2011

    I already don't really get on with him

    or anything, and I always have problems -.- but he's constantly trying to upstage my mum, if we have something good happen then something good happens to them... So they've known for weeks that my step mum's pregnant, but they decide to tell us yesterday/today (time difference...
    Xxxshanxxx Xxxshanxxx
    18-21, F
    Mar 19, 2014

    You Were There, But Where Were You?

    You spent my entire life blaming me for her leaving.I loved you more than I could ever say.Your anger has made me completely incapable of accepting love.I was just a child.You should have known better than to lean on me.I'm sorry.
    fioredelicato fioredelicato
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2012

    Alcoholic Parent, Nothing New

    I was the biggest daddy's girl when I was little, but at about age 8 I saw my dad when he was drunk(he's an alcoholic); that's when things started going bad.  That day was a turning point in my life.  I saw that my parents were nothing more than human.  Since then...
    Phasmati13 Phasmati13
    13-15, F
    2 Responses May 3, 2009
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