I Have Issues With My Father

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    Me and my father have never been very close

    and when we do speak he often makes the topic something a bit harsh, how someone looks or how stupid a car looks. The only lasting conversations we have often turn into arguments. The last time we spoke I was talking about how I disliked sexism and how it demeans women and told...
    shariliped shariliped
    Feb 23, 2014

    Silence Is Strong.

    I don't know where to start... My father and I used to be okay with each others presence when I was younger. Now, it's all weird. He works long hours everyday and I hardly get to see him, and when I do, we don't talk. Just recently I started to avoid him, I don't know why, it's...
    AnonymousChika AnonymousChika
    18-21, F
    Apr 28, 2013

    I was born when he was 14,

    two weeks before he was going to turn 15. 4 years later my little brother was born. (My moms 22) My father was 94 pounds when I was born because of always being high and doing drugs. He abused my mom, and eventually she told him to leave and get out of our lives. Soon my...
    lovelygirll2323 lovelygirll2323
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2014

    My dad is coming home in 2 days.

    👏 hopefully he can keep his life on track now and stay sober.
    lovelygirll2323 lovelygirll2323
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2014

    I Miss Him.

    My dad is an alcoholic, we use to be close before the divorce, and a little while after, now I feel like he has disowned me to he's new family, it tears me apart. I want to help him be a better person since he is a violent drunk but he doesn't have time for me anymore
    mellyjane97 mellyjane97
    18-21, F
    Mar 4, 2013

    My father is in my life,

    just not the way I need him to be. I'm not sure he is capable of love.
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2014

    I just got off the phone with my dad,

    after not talking for nearly three months. He hasn't called me, so I haven't called him. He was excited to hear that I got a job this past month, but not very happy to hear that I still want to go to culinary school and open a bakery after High School. He tried to tell me that...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    My dad is being secretive all of a sudden; he

    keeps leaving the house and won't tell me where he's been. I'm worried sick because he drinks and smoke(d/s) pot. I want to believe he's not doing anything bad, but I can't. He tries to pretend everything's okay and try to move on, but we fight about this everyday. He says " you...
    DD213 DD213
    18-21, F
    Aug 23, 2014

    I wish I was fearless

    and bold and, could put up a fight and stand up for myself but the truth is I am as timid as one could ever be. I shy away from strangers and stress out if I have to make acquaintances with anyone. I practice my order in my head before walking up to the counter. I never raise my...
    patiencesentience patiencesentience
    22-25, F
    Jul 23, 2014

    So I've been having this bed bug problem in my

    room for a while. Since the beginning of June to be exact. My dad hasn't put out ANY effort to fix the problem the past month and a half. AND THATS THE ISSUE! He looks at things so plainly and lazily. Like all he wants to do is set up a couple of traps in my room. I offered a...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 28, 2014

    Me And My Father

     When I was really young like 3-5 my father didn't smoke cigarettes. But then when I was about 9-10 my father started smoking a lot, hiding his cig boxes from us. My mother had ot go into his car secretly to go find em and throw them out. We did everything we could to try...
    HandsAllOver HandsAllOver
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2010

    I Don't Even Know What To Say . . .

    At first, my father and I were really close.  In fact, I wasn't closer to anyone else in my life for a long time.  When I was in the 5th grade, that all changed however. He started disappearing.  First only for a Friday night or so, then whole weekends, and then...
    lepamplemousse lepamplemousse
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2010

    Go Drown Ur Self

    my father and i have never gotten along for some reason we're always fighting. he has hit me and done other things to me i will never forgive him for. i hate this, i just wanted a normal life with a normal dad. i don't want to fear him any longer.
    gothicromantic gothicromantic
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2009

    Keep Him At A Distance.

    I'm not completely estranged from him, but I limit his involvement in my life a great deal. It's pretty much all about him. My dad is really self-absorbed and it's all about how he feels about things. What's hilarious is that he's often accused me of being selfish. It's usually...
    birchbark365 birchbark365
    31-35, F
    May 8, 2013

    Well I wouldn't call it a father

    or daddy issue because he hasn't ever been around long enough for me to have "issues" with him. I've always understood that my dad had to work so he'd have money to pay for all kinds of things and have a little extra with him if we were ever together to do stuff. After...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 3, 2014

    Nobodies Perfect

    I grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I am 22 years old and I work at amazon.com. I live at home with my mother, my brother, and my sister. I have always had a bad relationship with my father ever since I was a child. I'm gay. Growing up my mother was my savior, I would always...
    Anthonsu Anthonsu
    Oct 8, 2012

    My dad never answers his phone.

    It makes me feel like he doesn't care about me or is ashamed of me. He won't even give me his landline number because my mom won't stop calling him late at night crying and telling him that she loves him and regrets leaving him. He is just emotionally numb.
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2014

    Will I Forgive Him?

    ok well i better start from the beginning my parents split up before they knew i was on the way. when i was born my dad refused to hold me til i was about 8 months and he is always so sour. but anyway he took me out every fortnight to the cinema or swimming. but i always saw him...
    xtrasexii xtrasexii
    18-21, F
    Jan 1, 2011


    My dad's an alcoholic, it really screwed me up tbh. And once you hit an early teen rebellion because your so damn pissed off you rebel the only way you know how to deal with your problems. Drink. I drank and drank myself senseless. I stil drink, but I try my best not to use...
    blueberryboo blueberryboo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2009
    Livvy2 Livvy2
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2014

    Issues With My Dad

    My dad's mental state is deteriorating as he gets to be closer to his 60's. I've never gotten along perfectly well with him, but I do love and care for my dad. He has some unhealthy habits that worry me a lot. He also does a lot of things that really annoy me, and so I avoid...
    xcentrique xcentrique
    26-30, F
    Feb 2, 2013

    He always favorited my younger sister more

    than me, if my sister and I got into a fight, I'd be physically punished (no not with a whip) I'd be thrown/pushed/etc sometimes told I was going to be put in children's homes.... I don't think it's my fault or his fault. It's fate. Fate doesn't want me to have a father. His...
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2014

    I think this is something I will always have to

    deal with it sucks because I know my mom should be my dad figure as well. I haven't ever felt what it was like to have a dad that was always there & it hurts more then anything else in my life.
    desantisj desantisj
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2015


    My dad is a manipulative bastard... but for some reason I still love him.  I don't want to.  He abused me in every way imaginable... nearly killed me several times. And a part of me still loves him.I'm not in contact with him now.  I fled my hometown last fall in a desperate...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2011

    The only issue I have with my father is he

    doesn't call enough I do love it when he out of the blue Facebook's me and says I love you but I'd really like to hear from him more. I'll try talking to him again thanks experience project
    TrannyCandyTGirlPrincess TrannyCandyTGirlPrincess
    26-30, T
    Feb 23, 2014


    I am the second child of two kids. My brother is a year older than me. My dad has never been involved with my life. He was either at work, on the computer, or watching TV. I honestly do not have very many memories of him ever doing anything that involved us (the children...
    sukaza4meshon sukaza4meshon
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2010

    He's Such A Pig

    I sware I hate that man so much! He is sexist, anger problemed, and treats his wife like a maid. My father has such a short fuse I mean I was working with him on a project today and her was just screwing it up so when I told him it wasn't working when he was putting the glue on...
    TheAngelOfDeath TheAngelOfDeath
    5 Responses Apr 26, 2011

    He Moves Strays Into Our Home Not A Stray Cat But Stray People.

    These people use him so bad, owe him thousands of dollars and he just keeps em comin. I've thrown them out and he just brings them right back again. I've begged and pleaded with him to stop moving people in off the streets but he insists on keeping them here. They drink & do...
    Anonymous2day Anonymous2day
    2 Responses May 20, 2012
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