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I Needed A Dad Growing Up

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    I always felt unloved

    and unimportant to my father. Maybe if he was around I wouldn't be gay. He could have taught me different. I really feel like I missed out on all of the dad and son stuff. Like baseball and fishing and all of that. I used to hug big bundles of pillows and pretend it was my dad.
    algorythm algorythm 16-17, M Apr 11

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    My Dad served in both the Korean Conflict and World War II in the first marine division. I have always been proud of his service and dedication. He is an honorable man.Daddy worked...
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    My "dad" would get me once a year and when he did I stayed at the apartment or at his house and I would be stuck babysitting or something. When I finally confronted him we had a...
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    When I was in 2nd year I shared and apt with a guy in the same basic course. He was a bit of a drinker and on occasion on the weekend he would indeed have far too many and on...
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    Sometimes I wish he was an ******* or an angry drunk because it would be easier to hate him and push him away. He's an emotional drunk who texts me once every 6 months and then has...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F Jul 5

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    Dad died in September 2010 from the symptoms of dementia...he was 88. I was his caretaker for the last 7 years of his life, even though I had 4 other siblings....they did little to...
    Alan493 Alan493 56-60, M 4 Responses Jul 6

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    I'm going to ask my uncle to walk me down the isle when my time comes. My dad chose to not engage himself or be involved in my development. He doesn't know what struggles I went...
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    He doesn't abuse me but he abuses my dog. He throws cups of water at her for no reason and slaps her and kicks her. I don't see it but I hear it and he denies it. Just now my dad...
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    Mannnn I hate my dad. Well first off im adopted so he isnt really even my dad. But he helped raise me so ig that counts for something,im 15 growing older and I think he feels...
    koolkid2 koolkid2 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I hate my dad. I know that most people I say this to will brush it off and just say think this is irrelevant since I'm younger and have no idea what I'm saying or feeling. But the...
    strawberrywonder strawberrywonder 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I grew up as the youngest of six kids. Four girls and two boys. I was adopted but never felt different from the others. I saw my fair share of spankings. On one occasion my sister...
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    So, I have found a "daddy" for my punishments and such when I'm naughty, but rewards me when I'm good. I've been needing structure and discipline in my life for a longg time now...
    juliamarie444 juliamarie444 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    me and my dad were super close growing up until he divorced my stepmom. I think he kinda changed like he had a couple of gf's lately and there all ugly and fat but he is just using...
    TaylorsierraWilson TaylorsierraWilson 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    A little back story here as an infant my parents didn't want me and they basically gave me to my grand parents with the notion drugs are more important than my kids. So my...
    TheSameOne TheSameOne 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    He was never really a dad to me. I see a few times a year and he pretends to be interested in my life when he really doesn't care. All the times I've had arguments with my mum and...
    Shonaa98 Shonaa98 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I really resent my father sometimes. First off, he knows everything. He's a doctor, a lawyer, a mechanic, a chef, a veterinarian, a repairman, etc. You get the point. And he won't...
    LadyBojangles LadyBojangles 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Dad, I remember how you treated me when I was young. I remember the day you sat me down and cried to me saying how your doing to me what your father did to you. I was so young but...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    **** this man my brothers locked up for 2 years and he's the only family I ******* have man **** my alcoholic abusive mom in rehab and especially **** my ******* dad for leaving...
    mrbuckets15 mrbuckets15 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 11

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    My dad pretends he has this perfect life without me in it. When I go to my mom's house on weekends, he plays white picket fence family and starts over with his girlfriend and her...
    hornewrecked hornewrecked 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    Ok, i am new here, pls bear w/me. My ex and his wfe have always degraded me to our children. Anything i do is made fun of or is stupid. The religion we were when we married, i...
    1jd13 1jd13 46-50, F Jun 26

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    My dad went to jail because he sexually assaulted some woman. I have no i sea why he would do this , he is my best friend and love him with all of my heart. But i found out because...
    kayani1997 kayani1997 16-17, F Jul 10

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    electricproducts electricproducts 18-21, F Jun 25

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    I am a teenager, and I don't think I have grown up too fast, rather going through appropriate milestones and learning what I should. But my family knows another family whose kids...
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    Jimmyusesdiapers Jimmyusesdiapers 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    He is probably the only thing I actually hate and despise more than pedophiles. He was supposed to be a role model to me when I was growing up as a kid. But he failed miserably and...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I am afraid. i want to grow up but at the same time. i cant. i dont want to to live with out my mom or dad, i always want my besties around. i dont want to pays bills or live by...
    blondebutforbined blondebutforbined 16-17, F Jul 12

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    My bro and sisters. Dad does not care much about privacy. It is done in our bedrooms but the door is not closed and as long as we do not get to close or disturb him he does not...
    wkenny99 wkenny99 13-15, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    The one were Greg forgot how to use the potty so his dad built a big pooty chair, and Alice retaught him how to push his potty and than would his *** like a toddler was good
    Jimmyusesdiapers Jimmyusesdiapers 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    sweetsammy101 sweetsammy101 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The Christmas Present, when the family went to hear Carole sing on Christmas, they all thought it was a great present, until baby Bobby, and Cindy gave their dad a Christmas...
    Jimmyusesdiapers Jimmyusesdiapers 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    The saddest part is that I didn't always hate him. I don't know if you could call what we had then loving but I didn't always have this feeling of disdain for him. And what makes...
    flowerchild712 flowerchild712 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    T1997 T1997 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    trentoy trentoy 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm new at this so um. I don't know how this will go. Sometimes, my dad can get me really upset. I DO NOT hate my dad. But I do have days I don't necessarily like him. I remember...
    anongirl4ever anongirl4ever 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't want to use the word "hate" but I really have to. I hate my dad. I hate him so much that nothing can describe the amount of hatred I have towards him. My dad is a pervert...
    hurtgirl99 hurtgirl99 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm really not a bad person. I'm not. I just make terrible decisions. Really bad ones that always have the potential to hurt someone. I think something might be wrong with me. I...
    sasquatch235 sasquatch235 16-17, F Jul 4

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    Recently I have been going out more and staying out really late like 4am. I'm 18. As a 18 year old I believe that I'm entitled to more freedom there fore I should be able to stay...
    esepora esepora 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    A 5 year old girl had a panic attack. he passed away, she left and never looked back. She loved her daddy so much. That little girl was me. lost little soul wondering why her daddy...
    kjonesr kjonesr 18-21, F Jul 8

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    If ever i will be given a chance to talk to my dad again, I will thank him for everything. And I'll say I love him. My dad passed away last April this year. We always fight about...
    chasliebabe1993 chasliebabe1993 18-21, F Jul 9

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    Yesterday I found out from my aunt (my dad's sister) that he has another child.. A boy. He's 25, I am 18, so all this time I have had a brother. My brother knew about me and...
    kalliehunt kalliehunt 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I have been asking for a daddy to help TAKE CARE of my needs. I would like for him to PROTECT and SUPPORT me. I'd like a young daddy who is mature... this is just my ideal though...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 2 Responses Jul 13

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