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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 37 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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    I always wanted to be a father of a daughter. Her first hero, her proud, her provider, her protector and her happiness. I want to be there when she first come to join us. I want...
    lifeisfun01 lifeisfun01 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been estranged from my father 8 of the past 10 years. My parents divorced before my first birthday and my mother raised my older sister and I. When I was 3 my father...
    SomedayHeWillBeMine SomedayHeWillBeMine 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    In October of 2011, my husband and I found out that we were going to be having another baby. We were scared and excited, since just 2 months before we had lost our first daughter...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F Aug 9

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    I sometimes feel I grew up without a father. And I sometimes think I would've been better off without one. Growing up, I could never understand the 'daddy's little girl concept...
    JacqtheRipper JacqtheRipper 22-25, F Aug 13

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    I Envy The Fathers Who Have Daughters Lately, I am feeling this longing to have a daughter, I am missing a daughter in my life. Whenever, I see a attractive girl 18+ clinging to...
    JacksonvilleDom JacksonvilleDom 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    My son started seeing his now wife about seven years ago. I never liked her from the start. He and I used to be very close and after she came into the picture our relationship was...
    Plava111 Plava111 51-55 3 Responses Aug 15

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    i took my youngest daughter to the doctor and before she could be treated i had to answer question after question! Are you her biological mother? are you married? is your husband...
    StillWaterRunsDeep StillWaterRunsDeep 31-35 Aug 18

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    Have you ever had a hero? Have you ever had a role model that was also a parental figure? Have you ever had full trust in someone special and then all of a sudden it gets shattered...
    Cassadilla1822 Cassadilla1822 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Yes, as a father it is your obligation to provide us the brighter future thru sending us to a prestige school. When it comes with financial matters, I never questioned you because...
    imerosiie imerosiie 18-21, F Aug 18

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    I still have a hatred for my ex father in law even if he's dead! He sexually abused my daughter when she was a toddler. My ex stuck by his father probably bc he was sexually...
    ConBr ConBr 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    I have two daughters in law that are gems, and one soon to be daughter in law, who is probably the worst girl I've ever met in my life. Rude rude, keeps me out of 'their' life, and...
    anothermiltobe anothermiltobe 56-60, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Fück I hate this brand new hell of "co-parenting" our kids when as their father I see them 2 days a week. But I am clear about what I believe is their best interests. I am hoping...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I don't know much about him. People who were close to him said he loved me but he died before I ever had the chance to have a memory. I don't know what type of person he was what...
    kdc119 kdc119 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    I've been with my bf for 2 years, but we have been living together for 10 months. From those 2 years his 24 year old daughter has been out if his life because she said it was too...
    TiredofFighting2 TiredofFighting2 41-45 3 Responses Jul 31

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    I am a Father to 2 wonderful young adults, they both make me very proud to call them mine. I feel lucky to be part of their life. My Son is a teacher, getting his masters, and...
    Hawgs Hawgs 46-50, M Jul 31

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    I am divorced from my children's father. The marriage was difficult and the divorce was worse. My ex stalked me, things got so bad I had a nervous breakdown. I am bi-polar and...
    cwiddi cwiddi 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I've never been close to my father growing up, he was always there physically, but not mentally. He was always sucked into the computer playing EverQuest or World of Warcraft or...
    eanchantedeyes eanchantedeyes 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    FATHER. A Son's First Hero, A Daughter's First Love.
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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    I have not seen my kids in two months and it is absolutely killing me, I feel so weak and power less when it comes to having them in my life, the mother and her family, is...
    friedsam2223 friedsam2223 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 19

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    My mum, I love her dearly but she always upsets me. We live a fair distance apart and I don't get to see her as often as I'd like. Yes, she drives me crazy but I still feel...
    probablyPMT probablyPMT 31-35, F Aug 14

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    My oh my, if only I could hang this young dumb-bunny by his eyelids.. I am told I should be upset with my daughter for putting up with his lying, cheating, scabby, shabby ways...
    lorarena lorarena 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I wonder y is then a lot of dead beat dads and few dead beat moms, like my aunts friend he has his daughter and the mom walked out but mostly it's vice versa
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Aug 10

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    I am woman. Hear me roar! Meow. I will be bringing my first born, my daughter, away to college tomorrow. Feeling a bit anxious, but I think I've got it. Spouse has managed to wreck...
    Jublue Jublue 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    He Threatens my family, he threatens our lives, and he promised to take everything away from us and he told my mom that he knew a few people who he can just pay to kill us! I...
    NicoBunny6 NicoBunny6 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I often think that in my dysfunctional marriage therefore, in the family I created, besides the mutual love, respect and partnership, the major thing that's missing is the father...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F Aug 14

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    It's actually been nine years since my daughter stopped speaking to me. She sent me a letter asking me to send no more gifts. I complied. I decided after nine birthdays that this...
    ohiostreetjoe ohiostreetjoe 56-60, M Aug 19

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    He left us right after my younger sister was born, and my younger sister was born when I wasn't even a year old yet. Which means that I grew up without a father, without knowing a...
    Celal Celal 18-21, F a week ago

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    I married my husband just over four months ago. His daughter just turned six. When I met my husband she was three. She fell in love with me because I'm girly and wear makeup and...
    ShaunaLyn ShaunaLyn 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    My real father anyway, never met the man, or rather remember. Hes in prison at this moment at 66 years old, I dont exactly hate him but I just really dont like him, what do u do...
    nekokitty13 nekokitty13 18-21, F Aug 13

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    I think to be a good father is more difficult than it seems to be at first sight. It is not only hard working to have money in order to ensure the kid they can have got the best...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    My relationship with my father stalled because of my mothers constant adultery, with his friends! I hardly saw him at all between ages eight and when I moved in with him at...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I honestly am really terrified of my father. I never really have been too close with him ever since I was little and up until now. my father doesn't hit me or abuse me, (although...
    heythereandrea heythereandrea 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    My father has never been the type to show even a little emotion. He's a rock. Yesterday was his birthday and I wrote him a letter talking about the strength and bravery he's given...
    annoyedandinlove annoyedandinlove 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I joined EP upon reading a story about a woman who had a Narcissistic father. Growing up with mum, dad and my younger brother always seemed normal. Mostly, at least. At 6 he...
    amyvsyt amyvsyt 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    I'm 14 and my step dad is a f*cking d-bag. When I was 11, my mom told us as in me and siblings that my dad was having an affair so she brought us to run away with her to another...
    windyblue windyblue 18-21, F Aug 5

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    I've had numerous friends(both male and female) vent to me about how their father is "too strict" or "overprotective". Or that they just "hate" their father. No matter what I tell...
    tylerw17 tylerw17 16-17, M Aug 5

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    Over the past 7 years I have tried to be a good mother in law. For the sake of my son I treated my daughter in law as a daughter. I only offered advice if asked and kept my mouth...
    unme1 unme1 56-60, F Aug 6

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    So, my daughter is entering the 7th grade this year and I took the day off today to take her to her orientation where they get issued textbooks and schedules and such. She was so...
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M Aug 6

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    I'm the oldest out of his 3 children, when I was 4 he left my mom due to the fact of him having an affair. It's like he's a factor in my life but he isn't there. And when he is he...
    drewbond drewbond 16-17, M Aug 6

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    Before my daughter was born, I didn't have the drive to go to college. My ex-girlfriend (who I dated for 4 years prior to that) and I ended up pregnant when we were seniors in our...
    samjakobcavazos samjakobcavazos 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    My father was in my life,my mother's live in lover,until I was 11. That's when the State of Indiana kicked him out and it was no great loss believe me! A while before that he had...
    Bashka91 Bashka91 22-25, M Aug 16

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    So my daughter just turned 5 and has her moments but this particular time, i was walking up the stairs to go check on her as she was taking a bubble bath before bedtime, and i...
    sczombee sczombee 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I still am growing up without one. I can tell you that when I did have one, he was the greatest man I knew. I was really attached to him and loved him a lot. He was my hero. Some...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I am living at my mothers and I used to see my father every second weekend. I found out my father produces and deals with drugs 3 years ago. I told my mum and told her not to tell...
    itisjustmeok itisjustmeok 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    My Two Precious Miracles! Due to my health issues / illnesses I was pretty much informed by my OB/GYN that my chances of becoming pregnant was nearly impossible! Not saying I...
    Blackbarbie27 Blackbarbie27 26-30, F 6 days ago

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