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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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    Hey, I'm an 18yr female looking for some sort of father figure! Let me know if you are interested!!! I need someone that I can talk to, and someone I guess that doesn't mind...
    diddlysquatyo diddlysquatyo 13-15, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I have one fond memory of my father. One evening when I was very young I acted like I was deep in sleep when my father came to wake me up so we could go home after a trip to my...
    carminedesert carminedesert 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I think I fixed your marriage It was broken ... You had been tossed aside for over a year ... When we had our first date When you said wow As you walked up my steps You were so...
    momacods momacods 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    You know, the rule book in life never says we can't find our own happy endings. I didn't have a daddy growing up, I had a monster. We were taught to believe we were nothing and...
    Ellie2015 Ellie2015 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Similarly to many stories on this thread, my father is in and out of my life. I'm 26, an only child, in a long term relationship with someone great... And I'm still such a mess...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    And hard as it can be I have nothing to complain about. I work with the homeless and today a single mom to be 7months pregnant...alone lost, abandoned by her family was taken in by...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M Jun 27

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    I love my daughters more then anything, I have a special bond with everyone of them Paison, Hadley, Arianna & Jessa, I even have such a strong bond with me step-daughters Isla-Mae...
    AziahAndFamily AziahAndFamily 18-21, F Jun 27

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    Had a great time today fishing with my lovely daughter. It was a much needed outing for both of us. It's sad to see them grow so fast. I'm so proud of her.
    bipolarPeter bipolarPeter 31-35, M Jun 26

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    Today I read a post of a friend of mine whose daughter ca 3 yrs old is in a induced coma to deal with a rare condition she has got. As a dad, I can only begin to imagine what that...
    paddyinsweden paddyinsweden 36-40, M Jun 26

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    Time To Let Go: For years: I have been taking too much responsibility for my ungrateful, selfish 45-year-old daughter. For the last eight years I housed her in my home while I...
    slowjazz slowjazz 66-70, T Jun 24

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    My father passed away about 12 years ago, so this is reflective. My first real story on here and I am pretty sure that very few will read it, so not writing to impress or...
    runningsage runningsage 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    So....yesterday I posted a question in an attempt to wish peeps a happy Father's Day. In doing so I was insensitive and eliminated a lot of people who deserved that wish and...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 7 Responses Jun 22

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    Today is extremely painful"fathers day" I was raised without a father, a few of my moms in between boyfriends, but not close to father figures. My dad finally found me when I just...
    Worleybirdie Worleybirdie 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I am a father who has lost a child. Today is Father's Day. I am spending it with my daughter from my first marriage and my step-daughter from my second marriage (who I will always...
    bipolarPeter bipolarPeter 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    Its Fathers day here in America and the roads and stores here are fairly quiet. Just like Mothers day, everyone is out celebrating Fathers day with their father, grandfather or...
    spackle spackle 41-45 Jun 21

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    Losing a child is a completely unique experience, which is so abstract that most can’t comprehend the gravity of it. To those without children, it may be even harder to grasp...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 9 Responses Jun 21

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    Happy fathers day from the daughter who was never good enough for you. Cant believe I stayed up and cried because I never got a card from you. You used me as a pay check and a...
    KiraRawr KiraRawr 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Happy Father's Day to all of you dads! I wish there was a daughters day lol. Have a good day and enjoy with your kids!
    Muskan7253 Muskan7253 13-15, F Jun 21

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    Almost everyone in the world celebrates Mother's Day, but Father's Day is often overlooked even though fathers play a comparably significant role in a healthy upbringing. That's...
    Drastine Drastine 18-21, M Jun 21

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    Today is Father's Day and let me share with you some thoughts about my dad. For me, Papa is my standard of a good man. He may not be perfect and he might have made some mistakes...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    You'd think at 36 I'd be fully over the facy my father despises me...but no. Once again fathers day rolls around, just like Christmas or his birthday and a knot grows in my gut...
    andreanuse andreanuse 36-40 1 Response Jun 21

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    Happy Father's Day to everyone who's a dad. I'm grateful to have my dad who's an amazing dad to me and my siblings he's there for us all the time. My dad and I share a close...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F Jun 21

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    I want to wish all fathers happy father's day. to all that went above and beyond to fill a father's role in a child's life. the dads, the step dads, the grandfathers, the teachers...
    evolnillef evolnillef 70+, F Jun 21

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    I lost a father some few months ago...But I will never forget..I am wishing him happy fathers day..Dad where ever you are now.RIP to my dad. Happy fathers day to all the dead.
    sharifmoro93 sharifmoro93 18-21, M Jun 21

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    If the relationship between the father and the son cold really be reduced to biology,the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons. Happy fathers day to all the...
    sharifmoro93 sharifmoro93 18-21, M Jun 21

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    I am almost 50 and i am not sure if my man that has always been my dad really is my dad. My Mom passed away when I was 21 and I was separated from her when i was 13 because she was...
    neverknow66 neverknow66 46-50, F Jun 21

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    For all of you lucky ones that either had the amazing fortune of having a great father or to have had a husband that was a helping, loving, caring father for you children, please...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F Jun 21

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    Happy Fathers Day to all you EP dad's I spend this day with many influential men in my life, not just my dad. So often these special days are recognized by many for those who have...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I love both my daughter's,more than any worldly possession! I am so proud of both of them. I would do anything,to make them happy! When you have daughter's you put there lives...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F Jun 20

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    I want two daughters some day! I have a younger sister and it was always just the two of us. I think two sisters is like, the best. I'd name them Stella and Nora! I just love the...
    applesasch applesasch 18-21, F Jun 20

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    I love my father. He's been my inspiration from before I even knew what "inspiration" means. He's been my hero, my strength, my source of wisdom and all understanding. He has...
    Srushti93 Srushti93 22-25, F Jun 20

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    Father's Day. One of the many days I honor my brothers for taking out the time to be a special part of a child's cognitive and environmental development, whether physically...
    NaomiSunshine NaomiSunshine 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    This amazing.... funny... cute as hell.... video is dedicated to all of the fantastic dads out there.... starting with my dad and my husband. It not only had me in stitches but I...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 19

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    Im a father twice i have two daughters 12 and 14
    davebuckley davebuckley 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    thinking about my kids dad on fathers day makes me sad. He never has really been there emotionally for or with them- he is a narcissist and cant feel like normal people. I was...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F Jun 19

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    This is a very long post, so I apologize. I would be grateful for your advice… I recently found out that my dad is not my biological father. The news was a big surprise to me as...
    aemegece aemegece 26-30, F Jun 18

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    Each parent acts as a model for their children. Mothers become models for the girls for how they should behave as adults and model for the boys how adult women behave and what...
    Writer1967 Writer1967 46-50, M Jun 18

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    Both parents play important roles. A child learns many different things from both patents. For instance, a father could teach his daughter the type of man he'd like her to be with...
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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