Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Think I'm Starting to Understand My Father

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 215 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Growing up, I thought

    that my dad never really liked me. He constantly verbally, mentally and emotionally bullied me way more than my siblings and I feel those effects to this day. I have real "man" issues which I won't go into here as well as a load of other problems. I now understand that my dad...
    SlushyAseSparkles SlushyAseSparkles 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    my dad is a addict and achoholic.

    . and now im understanding why he could never be here for me. not because he didnt want to its because he cldnt. his lifestyle, his choices prevented it. he kept me away because he knows none of its right. he doesnt want me to see that life. well now i understand. last year i...
    Zaquoya Zaquoya 18-21, F Nov 10, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    .. I can't even believe I'm saying this right now, but I'm starting to have a strange feeling that I am expecting. It's been 6 years since I had my son, and after I delivered him...
    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671 22-25, F 1 Response May 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm starting to have some feels for my best friend I'm a girl and i always fell in love with boys But now i'm kinda confused about it... Who wants to talk with me about this?
    maryana99 maryana99 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    One of my friends seems to be more than what she seems to be. She understands me and stuff. She might think I'm a little crazy, but who cares? I just hope all goes well in these...
    superboss416 superboss416 18-21, M Apr 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So, what do you think? I think I'm not. Just wanna know how to be more attractive?
    Naockey Naockey 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Dem nggas be thinking I'm lesbian but I'm pans xD big difference ^_^
    Sonchezz Sonchezz 13-15, F May 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Tbh I'm so ugly but do you think I'm attractive?
    FailedAbortion FailedAbortion 13-15, F 2 Responses May 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    O think I'm one because I have really bad anger and some times I wake up out side but im not sure so here's my questions what age do experience it im15 so ya I growl when I'm mad...
    Austinmccarver Austinmccarver 13-15, M May 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a pretty socially awkward human being. Something about relationships just really brings out my awkward side, but I really envy those people who are in super comfortable and...
    sullygirl611 sullygirl611 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Why sometimes people don't think before they speak? Those words hurt so bad..... They don't care about others feeling! I hate myself for haunted by others' word! It's so tired, I...
    lVll lVll 13-15, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If you think I'm attractive or pretty or whatever, comment here. I wanna know. And also add me to your circle. I'll add you to mine
    Muskan7253 Muskan7253 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    .........I'm hot but I see all these six pack guys, I tried getting some, it's really hard.. I don't even like them, I want to have biceps more...... but like, just a little six...
    Denzebarrrn Denzebarrrn 18-21, M Apr 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Okay there is this guy in gym who is sooo freaking hot and he plays basketball all gym period and I just watch ( like a creepy weirdo I am) and I don't even know his name!! But I...
    HazeyHaley HazeyHaley 13-15, F Apr 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I do not think dating is my thing. I have not ever been on a date, nor do I wish to... For one, I ABSOLUTELY hate small talk and awkwardness. Second, I am a very sarcastic...
    RocaAzul RocaAzul 18-21, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    To be honest I've always been one to fall hard but I always end up being the one to push away when it starts to get real and my relationship is starting to get real, almost a year...
    BrokenGiggles BrokenGiggles 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate my looks, I'm short got big ears, going bald, I used to have self confidence and was told I was cute when I was younger but I always took it as they were lying. Now it's...
    sufferin4life sufferin4life 41-45, M 1 Response May 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm in love with this picture! What do you think?
    BriGags BriGags 16-17, F 4 Responses May 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm in love with this picture 😍
    BriGags BriGags 16-17, F 6 Responses May 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Okay so this is kind of a question, I'm a 20 something year old woman, the guy in question is also in his 20s. I met this guy over Xbox live. Well him and two other people he was...
    AriumBlack22 AriumBlack22 22-25, F 1 Response May 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    ...yeah I'm weird, thanks!
    Gingurrx14 Gingurrx14 18-21, M May 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm ready to get back out there, but I don't think any woman would want to be with me, because I have multiple sclerosis.
    Wolf50 Wolf50 22-25, M 1 Response May 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm pretty certain at this point. Even my little sister pointed out my terrible luck, and a friend of mine (who is an ex) agreed.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My best friend and I have known each other since birth, and we are mentally very similar in many ways, which is why we're such good friends. Since I was a little girl, I've always...
    ThatCrimson ThatCrimson 13-15, F May 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So, I'm in my religious studies class and my friend, Henry and he knows that I kind of fancy my teacher. He thought it was funny to shout "*My name* Fancies *Teacher's name*" and I...
    Notification Notification 13-15, F May 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    no matter what i say or do , i always end up alone somehow .i think a big part of it is that i'm highly misunderstood. people mostly just stop by in my life most likely to take...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 1 Response May 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Another chance at happiness shot down by my family... I'm giving up... I'm so ******* done with this
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses May 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to be afraid of gaining weight, I have no idea why but I was. Come to think of it I think I might still be. I don't think it's bad to feel this way, right?
    Darkenrow Darkenrow 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I seem to be getting more and more short with people. I've never really suffered fools but recently noticed I just don't have time for people. I get a dozen calls a day in my...
    pete1934 pete1934 31-35, M May 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am so I'm love with this guy right now. we have not even met in person yet. I've been talking to him for a couple months. we text eachother all the time. He makes me laugh and he...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot 22-25, F 2 Responses May 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have over five hundred "friends", but fewer and fewer actually contact me here. Am I just boring, or is it that I'm a Jew?
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 21 Responses May 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really really wanna know if I'm attractive like at all ? 💕because most of the time I don't feel like I'm
    kassidyforreal kassidyforreal 16-17, F 55 Responses May 17

    Your Response

    Cancel