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I Learnt To Be A Father To My Daughter

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    Survived A Teenage Daughter

    This is about how my daughter's journey became part of my own. It's about learning how to be a father.  When my daughter was 15, we'd already had a stormy relationship for about four years.  I was in the midst of chronic depression, barely surviving, and she was a strong...
    abstraction abstraction 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    How To Find The Right Guy - A Conversation With My Daughter

    On one of those long drive-my-15 year-old-daughter-to-basketball drives, watch her play and drive home again, we got talking about how you pick the right guy.  I mean, you see women everywhere making really stupid mistakes, getting hurt to the core of their being, repeating...
    abstraction abstraction 51-55, M 38 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My parents got divorced when I was 3. My dad stayed local for a while, took me out to places every now and then, but we never really connected as father and son. Then he moved back...
    JonnySlackMallon JonnySlackMallon 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've always missed a dad in my life, maybe that's why I'm into old men sometimes (not THAT old, but adult, at least like 28-38). My biological father came from Lebanon and I don't...
    MutedVoice MutedVoice 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    mrgn41 mrgn41 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    crackster crackster 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My grandparents took custody of me when I was very young. Then at 12, I wanted to live with my mom (mom and dad have not been together since I was a year old), she was very...
    ladycentaur ladycentaur 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    SC444 SC444 46-50, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    etheranara etheranara 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My father hardly noticed I existed. Its painful even talking about it. I literally cry whenever I see people who are close to their dads. Ill never really know how its like to...
    Riven02 Riven02 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Unlike most people here, it's not like dad did horrible things to me. He did horrible things to other people that's why I hate him. That's why, I want a father for Christmas but if...
    Starry5Jaden Starry5Jaden 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Summer26061997 Summer26061997 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    CamRG CamRG 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    nealbrute nealbrute 26-30, F Aug 26

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    I remember the pain I felt from not having a man in my life that I could call my father. I was jealous of the other boys who had fathers that took them to little league or camping...
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I'm still trying to figure out how to cope with not having a father in my life. I have 3 older siblings, the oldest being 25. My father left when I was almost 2 years old. And...
    alittleloveandsunshine alittleloveandsunshine 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    My Mother's Ex-Boyfriends Really. First there was John, my mom went out with him from June 2011 to October 2012! John was an a**hole on drugs! He beat his own daughters routinely...
    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 18-21, F Aug 24

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    My son will be 1 son and he's never met his father. He's met plenty of other people that fall in love with him immediately, and his father has even admitted to being totally...
    ros89 ros89 26-30, F Aug 24

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    I never met my real father and sometimes I wonder if he just didn't want me he never talked to me I never saw his face,and he never saw mine I wonder if he was nice or just a jerk...
    Devonrucker1234 Devonrucker1234 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    i was an accident. my 'mother' decided to keep me for some reason, but when my 'my father' heard he left my 'mother' with no intention of being in my life. to this day i still don...
    silentwhisper17 silentwhisper17 13-15, F Aug 22

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    goodstarmiller goodstarmiller 22-25, F Aug 21

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    I feel a void in my heart for never having a normal relationship with my dad though I have always tried but he is a very selfish and egocentric man who is also controlling and...
    yorah yorah 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    not all men are good fathers, so u have to admire a man who is good father!
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 Responses Aug 21

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    If someone had told me 8 yrs ago that I would be a dad I would have told them that they are crazy. Fast forward to now and my daughter turning 7 very soon and I couldn't see my...
    Scotian5 Scotian5 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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    nerdywolf nerdywolf 13-15, F Aug 20

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    i learnt that its only you who can help you out in all circumstances. no one else is going to help you out I learnt that more you expect from others, more you get hurt. I learnt...
    brokenangelia brokenangelia 26-30, F Aug 20

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    every summer since she was 3 months old my daughter and I have a 2 week vacation together visiting my parents and family who live on the other side of the country. she never wants...
    Scotian5 Scotian5 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    ghost2015 ghost2015 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    sheerbliss sheerbliss 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 19

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