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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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    For my entire life I have only wanted my dad to love me. He says he does with phrases like "kiddo I love you so much" and "you are my saving grace.". But if I was his saving grace...
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    SweetAlibis SweetAlibis 26-30, F Jul 8

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    SmolenskBorn SmolenskBorn 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    xobeybriannax xobeybriannax 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Hawgs Hawgs 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Brainwashed-As I said my wife and I were deprived of our older children in 2002 after I refused to comply with my mother's wishes. The children had lived in Kyrgyzstan with my...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M Jul 3

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    "Justice!" Almost as soon as I said my older son's name did my mother say, "Don't call him that!" It was his name or at least that's what I thought my wife and I decided on. My son...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Jennyred Jennyred 13-15, F Jul 21

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    flowergirl529 flowergirl529 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    LStacey LStacey 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    imdesi imdesi 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Jul 17

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    sweetlove2014 sweetlove2014 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 Jul 2

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    swapnilbawa swapnilbawa 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 11

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    my 43 year old daughter is in the process of dealing with breast cancer. She noticed a lump in her breast, but was probably in denial and didn't get it checked right away. When...
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    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I lost custody of my youngest daughter yesterday to a man who admitted ********** to me. This is the only reason I filed for custody. I am sad. My daughter is 3. She will be so...
    lotiandsamsmom lotiandsamsmom 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I've just finished my sophomore year of college, my father died after a long battle with cancer last month. The duration of his illness prepared me in some aspects for his death...
    yellowprint yellowprint 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My father was a horrible man. He blamed me for my mothers death my entire life. My mother died after I was born due to an infection, and weak immune system. My father threw glass...
    MichelleReed MichelleReed 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Father mimicked insanely insulting warden or employer. Couldnt cope due to it. Could never make him proud. Am bright but fragile. Trying to disown him now. Lost...
    AlmostDiscarded AlmostDiscarded 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 13

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