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I Think I'm Starting to Understand My Father

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    After Years of Pain

    I think im beginning to understand why my father acts the way he does. Alot of it stems back to his own childhood and the way his parents brought him up, I guess it cant have been easy and I can see where some of his actions stem from.
    NiRiada NiRiada 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2008

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    As I Approach His Age, I Ge...

    As I approach his age, I get him better and better.
    numisiro numisiro 36-40, M Jan 5, 2009

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    Maturing

    I'm at the doorway between my child days and adulthood. I guess now as I talk to him and grow up i can see where he is coming from.
    otaku588 otaku588 16-17 2 Responses Feb 4, 2009

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    I Never Will.

    It's nights like these where I just want to scream at him, "WHY WERE DRUGS SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN ME?!?" I am sitting here, all alone.  I used to be with him on Friday nights.  Many, many moons ago.  There are so many things that would be different...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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    I Understand My Biological Father, It’s the Step-dad That Stumps Me.

      But not so much these days. i wonder if he's the reason I don't like going home, and I think he is definitely a big part of that. Maybe one day I'll share some stories about our epic battles, about him bashing down the bathroom door when I tried to get my own space...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 1, 2007

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    Will Never Happen

    not sure what else to even say on that issues all the wordsin the would will never help me understand them or how i was treated as far back as i can remereber
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Sep 26, 2011

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    A Letter to My Father

    Dead dad,                   I apologize for not visiting you today, but I'd end up crying as I always do when I go to see you....because sorrow is the only emotion that overcomes me this day...
    numisiro numisiro 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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    Only a Little

    I am beginning to understand my father but just a little. I don't think anyone could really understand my dad completely. When I was young and lived in the house with him and my mom. I couldn't stand him. We fought all the time. We had nothing in common. The biggest problem was...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2008

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    I Guess He Does the Best He Can

    So I guess that if I was going to say my dad had an excuse for saying stupid, hurtful things to me growing up it would be that his fatherly intuition was never really established. He was given up by his mother and sent to an orphanage on Christmas morning when he...
    arnoldisabstract arnoldisabstract 22-25, F Apr 10, 2009

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    I Think I Really Do

    And it breaks my heart. We are very alike, but I will be happier than him. I'm so sorry, he's really an amazing person, he deserves it as much as I do. Unfortunately this illness led him to drink, denial and anger. That won't be me.
    ocelia ocelia 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    We grew up with each other but he's 5 years older than me. Over the past few years we've grown closer. A few weeks ago we were playing truth or dare. He dared me to kiss him, he...
    Aquamarine221 Aquamarine221 18-21, F Sep 3

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    I don't think I'm ever going to get to the point of where I can stare myself in the mirror and like what I see. The longer I stand there the more reasons come up for me to hate...
    MississippiChick18 MississippiChick18 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Oh gosh here it goes.. Do you think I'm attractive? I personally don't think I am. But I'm just curious what you think? Go ahead rip into me lol
    SIRROM88 SIRROM88 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I don't think I'm better than anyone. I'm just me.
    kkmds kkmds 31-35, F Sep 4

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    My friend and her family once asked me if I'm normal or human. Only because I'm really fast.For others it takes them 30 mins to get to school, but for me it only takes less than 20...
    anonymous1765 anonymous1765 16-17, M Sep 7

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    i dont know ... all my life i have been alone ... i like being on my own ... crowds and people make me uncomfortable .. its not because i'm shy or i dont know how to stand up for...
    curiousmoi curiousmoi 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think I'm bi-curious and have thought of a 3 way but my partner says he just wants me. But even if we did I wouldn't want her and him to do anything i would just want her to do...
    flosserette flosserette 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I am always tired, having problems concentrating. I feel so hopeless, angry, and sad. I dread having to go to school or step out of the house now because I just can't tolerate...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F a week ago

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    My mom has always called me fat and I'm not I'm 5ft 8 and wear a size 10 to 12 UK so I don't understand. I'm curvy I have huge boobs and sometimes can even get into a size 8. My...
    daniellaafelumo daniellaafelumo 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I hate how I think I like you and how I am unsure whether or not you like me too. We always talk, like buddies and all, but I miss you when we don't. The hard part is, I am in a...
    redwestian redwestian 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Do you think that I'm attractive? You can rate me (0-10) or whatever. Be honest
    Nerile Nerile 16-17, F 14 Responses Aug 26

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    I'm just curios what you think :)
    jmontoya50913 jmontoya50913 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    Just goofing around. You can tell I'm really bored
    Sexyandfun1977 Sexyandfun1977 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    The grass seems greener on the other side, when I'm in a relationship wishing to be single, when single wishing to be with someone.
    maks1m maks1m 22-25, M Aug 24

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    Who wants to chat while I'm making a nice spaghetti dinner!!? ;)
    livemanlive livemanlive 26-30, M Aug 26

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    Yes ? No ? Maybe ? I'm self conscious :(
    Rmpg96 Rmpg96 16-17, F 21 Responses Aug 27

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    I want to know what you think of me and I'm single
    kylescott1 kylescott1 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 31

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    I'm the girl in the picture.
    itisikaitlyn itisikaitlyn 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    Might as well, seems like a lot of people are lol... This is me on pretty much any given night after a long shift at work or a long day at school. No glasses, no contacts, so I'm...
    scrtasnman13 scrtasnman13 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Hi i'm just wondering. Some have said no, and some have said yes.
    WhiteGirl702 WhiteGirl702 22-25, F 15 Responses Sep 7

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    Well, this is the first time I'm doing this...and I'm stressed...What do you think? Am I attractive?? πŸ˜“πŸ˜”
    Larten Larten 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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    I know I'm crazy lol! People who think they're normal though are the real psychos...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love my mom so much but she treats me like I'm not here. My mom makes me feel like I'm the reason for everything bad in her life. When I'm not being put down I'm being ignored.
    No1ne No1ne 13-15, F Aug 23

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    I'm always being told i am an "interesting" person and sometimes I'm not sure that's a good thing!
    Ladybuddha1 Ladybuddha1 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    But i can't ,because i'm not ......
    angelofsweetness angelofsweetness 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    Yeah, this isn't attention seeking or anything but I've always wondered what people thought of me. I'm the guy with the purple tie. (( I'm 16. )) 
    Mangekyou Mangekyou 22-25, M Aug 27

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    Be honest I'm bored I'm just curious
    RebelStar24 RebelStar24 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    Perhaps it's the way I act or the way I dress. The funny thing is I have many BFFs whom seems to be very pure but already lost their virginity while I'm the one that is real virgin...
    Allyanqi Allyanqi 18-21, F Aug 30

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    I don't know that I'm 100% ready but it want to start talking to people. I'm gay btw
    romanalanski romanalanski 18-21, F Sep 3

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    I don't even know why i'm doing this, haha just wondering how people see me :)
    BlueBear98 BlueBear98 16-17, M 6 Responses Sep 3

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    I always thought that I was ugly and unattractive, as well as unappealing to a lot of people which adds to my social anxiety. A lot of girls and just I guess people in general...
    SgtRecker06 SgtRecker06 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 5

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    This is a lyrics that I wrote for one pf my songs do you like it?:) I Can't relate to it so much myself but it got pretty good anyways:) I'm telling you this is love this is god...
    imissyouk imissyouk 13-15, F Sep 9

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    All I think about is I want to die or I'm going to kill someone if I don't.
    Nixed Nixed 31-35, M Sep 11

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    i like to think so. if u just keep the conversation going with me. i think i can have some pretty interesting conversations. ;) i dont just mean sexual. im talking mundane ones...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F Sep 12

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    I'm bi curious and I like to watch
    curiousmom13 curiousmom13 31-35, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Again. REALLLLY bored xD ((i'm straight-sorry gurls x3)) But on a scale 1-10 i guess. Idkkkkk Have a fantabulous dayyyyyyy ^_^
    C5PiE C5PiE 13-15, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've never had anyone call me attractive before so I'm curious. Am I attractive? Message me. And be honest, I'm not easily offended :)
    JustinAlixander JustinAlixander 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    ... and nobody wants to loves me~ 🎢 just like her i wanna be pretty~ 🎢 i wanna be pretty! (no worries i'm just singing that kpop song) X3
    yayforKay yayforKay 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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