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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 36 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've never had any type of bond with my father he has always been very distant and non loving towards me. Things got even worse when my parents split and my mom left my father for...
    Bridget06 Bridget06 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I don't know who my father is, the state of Ohio did do blood testing on a few names my mom gave and unfortunately one didn't go in. They assumed that he "tried to run" so he was...
    yuliaKitsune yuliaKitsune 22-25, F Jul 5

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    I lost my dad several times. He left when I was 9, returned to the states when I was 16 and we formed a father-daughter bond again. He was hit by a car when I was 18 and was...
    graukki graukki 41-45, F Jul 1

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    It really hurts being parted from my daughter. But I wouldn’t trade those feelings for the world. Yes, no one likes divorce. The problems between my ex are our own, and not my...
    Sparrowhawk1161 Sparrowhawk1161 51-55, M Jun 29

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    I know I put the experience title as such above, but at the moment I would put myself on the borderline of not liking his actions and/or just not caring any longer for him...
    Paintbrushes Paintbrushes 16-17, F Jun 27

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    My father has been in and out of prison for 16 years of my life (now I'm 20). When my father was in prison he called frequently sent letters or what not told me promised about...
    Victoria945 Victoria945 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I am afraid that my daugter may think that I have failed her...as far as picking a father for her, I met her father and I was drunk in hills for him, I thought he an I were good...
    CAMBRIA22 CAMBRIA22 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I love my daughters more than anything There all out of my life now and I feel so empty inside I would love to be a father to someone who needs a father figure and someone to be...
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I am a daughter. of more than one person. Not a daughter of a mother and a father, but of two mothers and a father. The one who I call Mom and Mommy is the one I grew up with, the...
    mandarin125 mandarin125 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Crusade of the Jerks. In my earlier post, in this group, I haven't really gone into a whole lot of detail about all two of the guys I've seen my mom get into serious relationships...
    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 16-17, F Jun 25

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    My children(besides my love child) are Abram-12, Isaac-7, and Margarita-4. Abram was the reason my wife and myself married. Isaac was our attempt to have a daughter. Margarita was...
    SmolenskBorn SmolenskBorn 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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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...
    eviecain eviecain 18-21, F a week ago

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    My father was killed. I only have a mother, and a stepfather. I am a daughter, going about daughterly duties sometimes. My mother and I are not friends.
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    My 20 year old daughter has moved in with her dad. He and I recently separated after 23 years of marriage. He is a dry drunk and generally unhappy toxic person. I just couldn't...
    marlaynas marlaynas 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    She began occasionally showing up around 2009 - 2010. At first I wondered if she was someone else's, or if I was hallucinating from an earlier story I read. I wasn't. I saw her in...
    Yleng Yleng 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    In 2011 I gave birth healthy beautiful baby. She was perfect and I loved her from the first time I saw her beautiful curly mop on her head and that chubby little face. As a mother...
    SweetAlibis SweetAlibis 26-30, F Jul 8

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    Adorable: Little girl asks Google to give her daddy a day off work One Google employee will have some extra vacation time this summer, thanks to his daughter. That’s because...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    My dad left before I was born. After I was born my mom was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease...it's a genetic disease. I was only 10. In those 10 years I watched her slowly die...
    blackbird08 blackbird08 18-21, F Jun 27

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    I hate the man who calls me his daughter. My who life all i wanted was daddy. Not just any daddy, but my daddy. The one who donated his dna to my gene pool. In May of 2010 to my...
    karenwarden karenwarden 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Stepfather Refuses Me-My oldest child was born in America and I am Russian. The woman who is my oldest child's mother reconciled with her husband after we met and had sex four...
    SmolenskBorn SmolenskBorn 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I'm so upset. All my 14 years of living I never had a father. It's not because he left, it's because he never knew about me. Last year I started to get interested in finding him...
    xobeybriannax xobeybriannax 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I am a mature individual. I have transitioned through menopause and because in my early career I was focused on my profession, my own development, my own achievement, I put off...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F Jun 23

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    I have a 4 year old princess. She is my everything. My husband has never been a hands on father but that has just made me and her even closer. I couldn't image life without her. I...
    AML0417 AML0417 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    A son in 1991 and daughter in 1994,but my wife and I didn't raise them. I am Korean and childrearing is done by women. My wife and I were too young(early 20s) with no stable career...
    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 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Sometimes we have our good times and sometimes our bad times. Exspecially my father is looking after me very strict and protective. Sometimes it leads to fights and tears. But I...
    Jennyred Jennyred 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Well, I don't know why exactly but I feel like I want to share my thoughts with someone other than myself. I'm Egyptian, my name is Ibrahim and I'm not happy, in fact I don't...
    ibrahim1forse ibrahim1forse 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My name is Sam, as a child, my father didn't care much about me and he still doesn't. My father had me when he was a senior and my mother was a junior. After my mother gave birth...
    96Samuel96 96Samuel96 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Seen this woman at the store at the cashier with her daughter(she looked embarrassed) just putting her on display for everyone to see. sounds like she was trying to auction her off...
    coolcalv coolcalv 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    My hatred for my father is complex and still disturbs me after all this time. I wish I didn't hate the man. I can't say I ever really knew him, but that's part of the problem. My...
    AngusDuke AngusDuke 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    My name is Desi and I was born 10/13/1979 in Einstein Hospital in the Bronx NY. My mother, Andrea, will not tell me who my real father is, I grew up with a step father. She claims...
    imdesi imdesi 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I am afraid that my ailing Father maybe dying. I received a shocking phone call from my brother almost 2 months ago. He told me how my Dad was doing since I live so far away from...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 5 days ago

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    22 Decembre 2006-He was 35.My father died by his own gun and son. He slept with a automatic handgun under his pillow, because of the lifestyle he and my mother lived(money,sex,etc...
    BlackMoroccan BlackMoroccan 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    As much as I hear people talk about there father so nicely. I can never ever thank my father for anything. He never did anything for me and never does now... I'm 16 and never did...
    sweetlove2014 sweetlove2014 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I just cried because i miss my father My father died when i was 1 year old. He died after being in coma for 9 months. I don't remember anything about him. It's sometimes upset me...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jun 23

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    I'm new to this experience thing. But The reason I joined is so that I could write about my feelings towards my "dad". Ever since I was little he's really been nothing more than a...
    aloflo aloflo 16-17, F Jul 15

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    Him Or Us? Thank God my mother wasn't mancrazy.Anyone who knows me knows I am true Mama's Boy. I have loved my mother intensely and possesively my entire life. Since my mother...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    As I said before I was 15 when my mother,2 siblings, and I were finally liberated from my abusive bigamist(married to a woman in Ukraine while married to my mother in US)father. He...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M a week ago

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    Im emotional abuse survivor and i hate myself and my life. The hate comes from suffering , no love, no friends, nobody. Once u was abused, u will never get over it, it stays with u...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Our religion (we are a Christian denomination that requires women to wear skirts and dresses, never pants) believes that pants are for men and skirts and dresses are for women. Our...
    IAmLovingLife1234 IAmLovingLife1234 41-45 3 Responses Jun 23

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    Fathers Day It’s Fathers day Spent the last 24 hours with my kids How they’ve grown I’m so proud They’re survivors to the end The times I can’t count How much violence...
    darkreality68 darkreality68 41-45, M Jun 26

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    I feel really bad that my children don't have a father. He and I were married for ten years before we had children. He was a recovering addict/alcoholic and had been sober for...
    glitterdahlia glitterdahlia 41-45 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I do and the father I admire the most is me! I feel very blessed to have a natural ability to be a good father but I also put in the effort needed to raise three very special...
    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 Jul 2

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