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I Learnt To Be A Father To My Daughter

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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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    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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    Jmbrown1 Jmbrown1 26-30, F May 5

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    heylolno heylolno 13-15, F 2 Responses May 6

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    Why are there so many fathers who just don't want to be fathers? There are way to many boys nowadays with no father figure and way too many single mothers that struggle because the...
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    Last year I went all out for father's day. I invited my husband and his kids to an event, and it cost me a pretty penny. I considered it a success, it was laid back and...
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    naainaii naainaii 18-21, F 4 days ago