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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 36 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    you know over the yrs ive thought to myself maybe im destined to be just like my father. he was a very intelligent man. could have done anything with his life. he could have been...
    PsychoBitch69 PsychoBitch69 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 3

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    Ok.... "Dad" left my Mother and his four children when I was 6...I was the youngest and therefore the most affected I believe. My entire life has been trhying to get acceptance...
    dustrising dustrising 51-55, F Nov 10

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    I was the one he didn't want. I never physically met my father, there were a few phone calls occasionally but they didn't last long. He kept them short but I was grateful I got...
    Imstillhere122 Imstillhere122 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Oh, where to begin... I'm not sure if he has NPD or if he's just very narcissistic, but he's definitely not an easy person to live with. I experienced abuse as a child from my...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 5 days ago

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    At this point I am unsure as to whether I have gotten better at dealing with not having my mother in my life or worse. I used to think I had it under control.. That was before my...
    indigopower indigopower 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I just start the relationship with my boyfriend since few months, he let me knew there are 2 kids he is having, with different mother, they never in a relationship. So one of the...
    formagerie formagerie 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    I am the daughter of an alcoholic. Some of you may understand, if you've been through or are currently going through the same thing as me. It's never easy growing up in a home with...
    Stasssh97 Stasssh97 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Jessa Renee <3 I remember the day you were born just like it was yesterday, I was 30 years old and you were my youngest of 8 children, I loved watching you grow up and watching...
    LouiseAddamss LouiseAddamss 41-45, F Nov 9

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    Hi, I just wanted to see if anyone has been through what I have been through? I lost my Dad at the age of 10 to cancer. He was one of the most inspirational people I have met, and...
    emilyhilk0601 emilyhilk0601 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Im really angry at my father today. Looking back I realised today, he's never been there for me or said anything that helped me growing up. He's nothing but an old abusive man and...
    MyHoudini MyHoudini 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    It was through my daughter I learned to love. Until that moment I didn't understand what it meant to love, a most unselfish of emotions. She made what had been dark, light. I knew...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F Nov 20

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    At the time I was 16, and going on a date with my first girlfriend we dated for 3 years. My Grandfather told me I could take out his 1969 Dodge Charger R/T 440 for the date. I...
    millionairetrucker millionairetrucker 26-30, M Nov 4

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    I got a call at work that I had to come in since my daughter misbehaved at school. This isn't surprising considering that my daughter seems to misbehave a lot(just like her daddy...
    bloodandrazorblades bloodandrazorblades 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 4

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    Only yesterday he died he was 92 1/2 I know its old but somehow I expected him to be around for ever, let me say we did not get on & its nearly 9 years since I saw him. As long as...
    Daveschoice Daveschoice 46-50, M a week ago

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    My wife has brought infidelity into our family. Now my 19 year old daughter has to deal with this knowledge also. The guys daughter messaged mine and I am waiting for her to come...
    luvmyfamily22 luvmyfamily22 36-40, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    So, my daughter flew out this morning to see her mom in California for Thanksgiving and I get to spend tomorrow with a few friends. I am making a duck! What are you up to tomorrow...
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Okay, so this is actually old news that I'm experiencing strong emotions about again. My mother died when I was 13, after about 8 months of battling cancer. That in itself was...
    jaclynhampson jaclynhampson 18-21 1 day ago

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    But I am hard on her sometimes....learning not to be though. I discipline when I need to for her good but sometimes I am snappy. Parents learn to be transparent and say sorry when...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I lost my father to stomach cancer when I was 14. He began to feel pain in his stomach about 1.5 years before his death. The pain strengthened form month to month. Unfortunately...
    alexalan alexalan 56-60, M Nov 15

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    My 22 year old daughter hates me, well... she at least doesn't like me, never really has. She was born so independent, never wanted to be held or cuddled. She has lots of friends...
    kathdm kathdm 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    I have been wanting to write this story for a long time. This story is a tribute to my one and only daughter. For simplicity I will refer to my daughter as "M". After 5 children...
    Intact69 Intact69 66-70, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It was a Wednesday September 26, 2007 in the morning. I was 9 and my little sister was 5. It was her birthday the next day and she was excited. I was getting ready for school then...
    heyabbott12 heyabbott12 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 29

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    I can't believe my lil monkey is gonna be 5 soon! I had my daughter young. I was 19 but I think fate knew I needed her. She gives me life and hope and happiness. My daughter is my...
    EvaLolita EvaLolita 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    He is White according to my guardian (my birth mother didn't raise me)and I know that for sure because my mother is dark skinned Black woman yet I have cafe au lait skin,long wavy...
    BlackHindu BlackHindu 18-21, F Nov 4

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    I am a man in my 40s, married with a 12-year-old girl who is my wife's from a previous marriage. Now, 6 years later, I am so sad, miserable, and angry I am considering leaving. The...
    annon3101 annon3101 41-45, M Nov 5

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    It's like Bungee Jumping I haven’t cried in so long, I forgot the taste of it, the salty feeling on my cheeks and my lips. I forget the pull of snot in my nose. Sometime I...
    JelliDreams JelliDreams 18-21, F Nov 8

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    My Dad is truely a father that has a priceless love for his children. I wouldn't ask for more if it talks about love because i had it enough. He raised us with full of supports...
    ronelyn25 ronelyn25 22-25, F Nov 10

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    Love my daughters to death! One of them is 3 years old,the other is nearly 1 month old and i have another daughter who died 1 year ago due to heart problems at 28 days old, and i...
    Rebekah3 Rebekah3 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    I am scared of my father. I'm not quite sure why. Every time I hear his car pull up in the drive way I get very anxious and feel like he's going to tell at me for no reason, but...
    helloimxxxxx helloimxxxxx 16-17, F Nov 17

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    After my parents got divorced when i was 12 my father has been a heavy drinker. My mother moved out with my little sister (Lily). When my father started drinking he would only...
    Alexjones12 Alexjones12 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My dear father, Ever since you left I've been suppressed by all of these tears My heart still feels bad, part of me died I think of you much more than I should You would still...
    BeautifulPetal BeautifulPetal 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate my father so much. He pressurize me so much that i want to commit suicide. But I dont have the guts to do so and i still have people to live for... but my father is gonna...
    ItsXainSF ItsXainSF 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    When I was 13, I was at a friends house riding motorbikes and enjoying the day. I was supposed to be picked up at half 1 to go to a club with my dad and friends. I tried calling...
    fluxwood fluxwood 22-25, M Oct 30

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    It'd be a blessing to have a child. I'd prove to everyone I'm not going to be a bad father like mine. I'll have something worth fighting for and I'll love that child more than...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses Nov 2

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    My father enters the door, and the first thing he said wasn't "hello." No, the first thing he said was "someone bring me up a bowl of mayonnaise and relish." Now keep in mind, he...
    anonmailman123 anonmailman123 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    I basically wrote my life story on here but it didnt lost FML now its gone. i hate my father so much i just hope he would pass away already. god and satan please take him away...
    trentoy trentoy 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    UPDATE: I am 12! YAYAYAY! but i'm not happy... on my birthday i woke up to cries and screams instead of a simple happy birthday... all i heard were my parents fighting, yelling...
    nothingtospare nothingtospare 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    Im 13 and no one knows who in the world is my father. Im not saying that my mom isnt doing a good job its just that i grew up my whole life without a father i want to meet him
    123pumpkin123 123pumpkin123 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    I never have been close with my father, in fact as a child I never knew who he was. When he was home he was never around otherwise never spoke to us, one year he left for months...
    Itainteasybeinsleazy Itainteasybeinsleazy 18-21 1 Response Nov 14

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    Was a caregiver for father-in-law would be more precise. He has since passed. He had Parkinson disease and I didn’t even know what that was till he had it. That was before we saw...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses Nov 20

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    Yes, I am a father. My car is full of French fries, and my son's car seat is stickier than tree sap. He owns a million toys, none of which are in one piece. Every piece of every...
    Jononymous Jononymous 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 20

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    They really are. Talking from experience when i say that if they are absent in a kids life then that kid will never will fully grow up. Still in the child hood mindset because mine...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I skyped with my father today. We are beginning to have a relationship. I can't dwell on the past anymore. I always think that his ex wife had a lot to do with the fact that we...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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