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I Lost My Father

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    I'm 16 and I lost father last month.

    He had been very sick for a long time and like most sick people, was getting worse. I cared for him to the point where I would wash him, dress him and feed him. For us both this was very hard to adjust too as my dad has always been a very strong, independent and dignified man...
    chloenicola chloenicola 16-17 a week ago

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    the King Is Dead, Long Live the King

    As a boy, I remember being deeply concerned with the mortality of my father.  After work, he would fall asleep on the couch, and before I would go to tap him on the shoulder to wake him up, I wondered if he had passed on and that my attempts to wake him would be futile. ...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M 32 Responses Feb 14, 2006

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    We all have lost someone in our lives,

    someone we loved, someone we cared about and someone who cared about us. And i dont mean losing by them being gone. I mean losing by them passing away I've lost my father about 2 weeks ago on March 20th. Honestly it's not him passing away that makes me feel sad it's...
    Mrumerk Mrumerk 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    The Man Who Was There, But Not...

    ...never smiled. Never laughed or showed emotion. He was made out of stone and stood with horrible posture. This man was my father. He was not very smart, but smart enough to help raise two kids, or so he said. He did what he thought he had to. Show up to baseball games, sit at a...
    HopeInConstruction HopeInConstruction 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2010

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    Don't Judge me okay. I lost my day 1y ago

    and although I lived him very much, I also hated him very much.let me explain why. my mother was a drug addicted. addicted to Crack,Coke,Heroin, Pills any drug you can name she probably did it. and when she didn't have her "fix" she would beat me. my sisters and eventually my...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Dad Was 51 When He Died From A Heartattack

    He died in 2007. Holiday season seems to be making me cry more because I miss him so much. I think I cried 5 times this week. : (
    TootieFruityJudy TootieFruityJudy 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    I just wanted to write down random thoughts

    today because I felt a bit saddish earlier, but im fine now. Im happy again thanks to my family and ep. ^_^ When my dad died. i didnt expect it at all and i refused to believe it at first completely. my other siblings got it right away and they were crying and grieving properly...
    Slothislife Slothislife 18-21, M 9 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    After a 12 month battle with asbestosis my

    Father finally lost his battle on Saturday. He has left a big hole in my life. He will be missed forever.
    homesparky homesparky 46-50, M 8 Responses May 12, 2014

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    It's been 6.5 years since your passing.

    I was one year into my own battle with cancer. it wasn't looking good. I remember the day when you told me that if you could take my cancer and place it on yourself you would. less than 6 months later you were diagnosed with a metastatic melanoma. there were no signs of skin...
    Allie9273 Allie9273 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    August 12th 2006 I lost my best friend in the

    whole world my daddy. Tomorrow it will be 8 years he collapsed in a Disney Park. Went into cardiac arrest and the park staff stood around as he died. Disney Land the land of the tradgickal!!
    stakalisious stakalisious 36-40, F 11 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I lost my dad unexpectedly on April 3rd,

    2010. He suffered from high blood pressure and high cholesterol most of his life due to his severe obesity. He passed from an aortic dissection, resulting in cardiac arrest. If there hadn't been so much fatty tissue surrounding his heart, there was a chance the doctors could...
    Iahmose Iahmose 22-25 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Today I lost my father

    but not by death but by his inability to get over himself. Some may say it's sad and I have shed my tears but now I stand tall because I know it is not I that will be missing out on him putting me down and him calling me disgusting, a disappointment, and a disgrace to the family...
    Miss25234 Miss25234 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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    It's almost been a week

    since he passed and I'm still numb. My biological parents were married and divorced to each other several times before mom finally kicked him out. Flash forward to a month ago, I get a text saying that my dad has stage 4 kidney cancer.. I hadn't seen him in years and this is...
    Teedge Teedge 22-25, M Feb 6

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    I Don’t Remember My Father, But I Know Him

    In the mid-1970’s, my mother had just gotten her associate’s degree in American Sign Language and started her first job as an interpreter. The US was just beginning accommodations we now take for granted for deaf people, and the company that hired her would send her to...
    samctv10 samctv10 36-40, M 13 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    When I was 5... He was 36

    and a heart attack took him from me.
    BBWDizziDoll BBWDizziDoll 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    I lost my father on my 14th birthday,

    I didn't find out till the next day when I tried to call him. my mother wasn't even going to tell me, but I just kept calling. He died while on the motorcycle, moving someone else out of the car line so that they wouldn't get hurt. He then ran into the highway wall,dead on...
    Okamipyon Okamipyon 18-21, F Dec 15, 2014

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    On May 9th 2014 my father passed do to a stroke

    its has been quite an ordeal for my mother and sister; along with me. My father was a good man, and one who loved us very much. I know what its like to go through the struggle. So, if you ever want some one to talk or vent to I'm here; just like EP has been for me in my hard...
    WhiteKnight99 WhiteKnight99 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    my mom lived in Ecuador

    when she got pregnant my father cheated on his wife and had made my mom pregnant he left my mom I've only seen that man 3 times in 15 years 1x he came to NYC 2x my family went to Ecuador now that I know the truth I want to kill him especially since I have 3 half-sisters
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M Feb 8

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    Letters To My Dad

    I lost my dad last week to cancer. My dad has been battling cancer and chrones disease for most of his life. He learned to deal with the chrones disease and beat cancer the first time before I was born. Two years ago my dad was diagnosed with cancer, again! This time it was...
    diana1z55 diana1z55 31-35 11 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    My Hero

    Today marks five years without my dad. He was such a great man. He gave everyone a fair chance. He loved his friends and would help anyone who asked. Hero. That's the best word to describe him. I now understand all those lessons he tried to teach me. Help those less fortunate...
    ALL4SMILES ALL4SMILES 31-35, F 9 Responses Sep 15, 2012

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    Its been almost 8 years.

    He was my best friend. Still miss him everyday...
    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Two Years Ago Today

    I lost my Dad two years ago today. Even though I'm a middle-aged man with kids of my own, and it's been two years, I still miss him every day. So I'm reminiscing, looking at online obituaries and I come across one that my 12 year old daughter apparently found. She posted a...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    My father passed away in Dec 1999,

    3 weeks before my brother lost his battle to cancer. My father died from a massive aneurysm (thoracic and abdominal). He was 72 and just 10 days away from my birthday and 15 days before Christmas
    TallTim64 TallTim64 51-55, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi I just wanted to share this story to you all.

    So two years ago my dad was diagnosed with cancer. This scared me because I was 12 and I had already gone through my grandma dying in my house , my uncle getting murdered by my cousin, and my aunt having a very scary brain surgery or operation i dont really get what it was. So...
    romanmichell romanmichell 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    He was 41 and I and I was 15

    when he died. Had a heart attack went in his sleep it was 4am in the morning we desperately tried to give him life again but nothing worked...he left his body behind and the people who only knew of his world...they didn't know of any other world accept his. I didn't cry for a...
    Livyordreams Livyordreams 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    i am standing but im not really standing.

    .im talking but i dont really know what im saying half the time...everyday i just go through the motions because i have to...two weeks ago i lost my father...he died..suddenly ...they termed it sudden death..the irony of it all is that studying in a foreign country i was never...
    misshope01 misshope01 22-25, F Feb 6

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    My father died this past Saturday.

    It was merciful, because he was very unwell and his quality of life had gone to shambles. Yet, no matter how READY you think you are, you're never READY. You can't be ready for the death of a loved one. I'm also the executor of the estate and am in uncharted territory. It's...
    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Hi. I want to share a short story about my

    relationship with my father. I can say he is very nice, honest, thoughtful, caring and lovable father. He always support me all the way. I grew up without my mother by my side. But, he is always there to cheer me up every time i'm sad. I am 100% daddy's angel. He always told me...
    siriusthestar siriusthestar 18-21, F Jun 4, 2014

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    Ode To The Only One Who Cared...

    I awoke to a world made of black; silent and lifeless. I stare ahead with glazed eyes to an empty room, my bookshelf holding nothing but past memories of happier times. I still miss you, even now. When you died you took my will to live my life. You taught me so much and cared for...
    NoctisUmbra NoctisUmbra 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    I lost my father when I was 13 I found him dead

    he killed himself. It was the worst thing that could have happened and I was stuck in a bad depression for 14 years but now I'm able to be free of it and forgive my father. He was my best friend
    joyfullady joyfullady 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    In March, it will be 4 years

    since he passed... I still can't believe he's gone. He wasn't here for my 16th birthday.. My 18th.. My 20th.. Now he won't be here for my 21st.. He missed my prom.. My high school graduation.. He won't be here when I start college soon.. He won't be here when I get married...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Well, a kind of.. He decided to leave me

    and my mother when I was 4, and I don't see him since I was 12 circa. He abbandoned me. This caused me a lot of problem in my teenage years, but then, when I grew up, i became stronger, and now I know that I'd like to be the best father that I can for my future sons, when I'll...
    MrZenigata MrZenigata 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    19 years ago on this very day,

    I lost you to a drunk driver. I often wonder how different my life would be if you were here. You would be my best friend :') My promise to you will never change, I'm here to make you proud, I'm here to pick up where you left off. I Love You Daddy ♥
    LonelyAJ LonelyAJ 18-21, M Jan 16

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    I miss my dad every day .

    its been 1year since you passed but seems like so much longer since I saw you .or heard you say my name ....oh daddy I love you so much !! always your girl.
    lukeshort46 lukeshort46 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I Lost My Brother a Year After My Father Died

    My father was an alcoholic. He slowly killed himself through drinking himself to death, he was 54 when he died. While I was growing up, my father was what many refer to as a functioning alcoholic. He was career Navy. After he retired from the Navy, his drinking steadily...
    WittyOne WittyOne 46-50, F 3 Responses May 27, 2007

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    I Lost My Father Today - Jan 8th 2012

    I had the most wonderful father in the world. I never felt angry with him ever. He always brought me comfort and hope. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer February 2011 when his thyroid cancer spread to his spine and from the end of August he really began to deteriorate. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    Today is the 4 year anniversary of my fathers

    death... I know I never really had a good relationship with my dad.. But I wish I could go back in time and try again..
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I miss him so badly too.

    He passed away 3 yrs ago as of June 26th. He was my friend and my confidant. He was the family glue too. My mom is a nut and he managed to keep her nuttiness at bay. Life went down hill when he died and hasn't come back up yet. It's not the same, it's not fun any more, there's...
    kacie1197 kacie1197 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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    I lost my dad at only 17.

    this was nearly 2 years ago, due to the onset of a disease so rare the doctors couldn't diagnose him until it was too late. he was my best friend. the only person I needed in my life to be happy. the only person I would have willingly, without question, died for. I miss him so...
    cindy8888 cindy8888 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I lost my father when I was only 37.

    He was my best friend and partner in crime. It was a very complex relationship and there were some very difficult times but I loved him with all my heart and we had a bond like no other. I think of him and miss him everyday and the mere thought of him brings the tears as if it...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 5 Responses Mar 21

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    Thinking About My Father...

    I used to think my dad was one of the worst. He didn't play with me when I was a kid, didn't talk with me, had no patience to listen to me. He took no interest whatsoever in anything going on in my life. He was moody, grumpy, and racist (even about nationalities!). He just worked...
    musicbook musicbook 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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    Instant Gratification

    It's true what everyone says. When you lose someone who was so close to you, and so involved in your life, the pain never really goes away. I lost my father 5 and a half months ago, and I still feel like he is on a perpetual vacation. He was not an alcoholic, was not abusive, and...
    snickersbar snickersbar 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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    It's been four years.

    I miss him like crazy. My daughter's birthday was a couple weeks ago and it always makes me remember my dad. He died 6 weeks before she was born. He knew her name, saw her ultrasound pictures. He was so excited to be having a granddaughter. (She's his third granddaughter out of...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 2 Responses May 13

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    Father, when you are gambling every piece of

    your life savings, do you think about me? When you are drinking your life away, do you stop and wonder what I am doing? When you are with my half brother, do you think about me? Father, please tell me. So I know if I should call you that anymore.
    DiaryOfMine DiaryOfMine 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    SolidMay SolidMay 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 22

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    Well 3 weeks ago my dad died he had a heart

    attack and he's gone now so rest in peace daddy love you!!!😭😭😭
    Englishmuffin15 Englishmuffin15 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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