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 204 People

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Related Experiences

    I'm bored so... If you think I'm attractive then cool, if not then ok.
    JazLife21 JazLife21 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm so broken... I can't stop crying... It hurts so much... We've broken up and I have to work with her everyday, have to see her pretty face, and know that I'll never get to hold...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    They think I'm weird, and I know I am.
    nickwrocks1 nickwrocks1 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think I’m in love with my best friend and we are both female and straight. I have never felt this way about another girl, she makes me feel safe, and beautiful and loved. It...
    ast2014 ast2014 22-25 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I want to end it... Tonight... I think I'm going to take extra sleeping pills... Kill myself... If I survive, I'll tell them I couldn't sleep and took one more than I should have...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 9 Responses Nov 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm sick of being human. I hate how things work in this world, and none of it makes any sense to me. I always feel so disconnected from everything. I can't seem to get the hang of...
    LunaKye LunaKye 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think I'm attractive. Self confidence all the way. I'd like to live my life happy with what I've been given rather than hate myself for what I don't have. I got boobs and a butt...
    torrest1031 torrest1031 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's hard to understand how I got here. I had this really awesome guy. Great dad, great husband. For two years. He was here, I swear he was. Where did he go? Why did he go? Who is...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel so stupid posting this.... but I really need some non-judgemental advice. I have not told anyone in person how I feel and hope to keep it that way. I m worried what my...
    cr1999 cr1999 13-15 1 Response Nov 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Her name is Ariana and she is absolutely gorgeous. I meant gorgeous but unfortunately she doesn't see it. I'm seriously starting to like her and I shouldn't. We ave known each...
    Goodnyte1 Goodnyte1 13-15, F Oct 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I see a pretty girl and I feel envy and jealousy. I may have a certain level of attraction towards her, but I catch myself really thinking "I want to be her". I have researched...
    emma619 emma619 22-25, T 1 Response Nov 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Me and my girlfriend have been together for a few months now. In the beginning she did cheat on me but she only did it because she had a hard time saying no to people. Now she...
    Vexarial Vexarial 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a guy who was there when the wheel went 'round..and managed to be a maverick, independent, keep out of trouble(MOST of the time--:)) and hopefully become a better man in the...
    SouthernItaliano SouthernItaliano 51-55, M Oct 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Going to the doctor in 30 minutes... I'm. Terrified. Wish me luck!
    treya15 treya15 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm ready to find that one <3 who else??
    CutepieTay CutepieTay 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a Christian but also a metal head and nobody thinks that's weird but do get that. (But I don't listen demonic metal like: slayer, Motörhead, him, black veil brides ...)
    jack3683 jack3683 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm sure you cannot say no😍
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I desire too much for most guys my age. They are still getting their ideas together. I'm too demanding for them, I think.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    What's interesting to you out there? I personally feel it's authenticity. But when two people walk down the same road, they pick up on different things. I'm curious to know what...
    whrisit whrisit 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm 19 years old, engaged, and haven't lived with my mother for 6 months but I'm still terrified to tell her I'm pregnant. Can someone help me ?
    beautyandchaos beautyandchaos 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I know I'm ready, but I don't know if my heart is because of the fear of rejection
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel very unhappy, like a failure, and like there's no hope in my future. I'm mostly happy though well at least around people care about. People usually resort to cutting...
    DexterPyro DexterPyro 13-15, M Nov 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been told I'm attractive but I honestly don't see it haha
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was close to attempting suicide last night... I really wanted it to end... And today.... It's no better... Still feel that strong desire for death... I think I've hit an all time...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm still young but I feel like I've never found guys attractive when other girls my age have. It may just be a phase but I'm still confused.
    MW413 MW413 13-15, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am 30 and I was married and with a man for nearly 10 years and I have always felt different. I am now seriously wondering if I'm a lesbian. I have had relationships since with...
    thatartgirl thatartgirl 26-30, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm sitting here a couple nights before my exam and am I studying? No. Procrastinating. Eating, shopping, thinking of things I want to find and try... because I think I probably...
    mymiseo mymiseo 18-21 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Lust or Love? I met him just a few months ago. The first time I shook his hand after mass I knew we were attracted to each other. I felt him squeeze my hand with such delicacy. He...
    lovelysunset lovelysunset 18-21, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I guess I wasn't at one time cause I'm married to a hot women for 16 year but now I think I let her down cause she looks the same she did when we met and I have gained weight and...
    ohno25 ohno25 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I'm 15 in 10th grade and I have Spanish for my second class of the day. Each of my classes is an hour and a half long. My teacher in the that class is an beautiful and young...
    flyingpenguin6 flyingpenguin6 13-15, F Oct 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Everybody see me as the happy girl. I make people laugh at school, I keep smiling all day until I arrive in my room where I cry without Anyone knowing. I've got a nice student job...
    everybodywantshappiness everybodywantshappiness 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hide emotion, I don't react to things the way someone normally would. I went to a funeral that hurt a part of my community, friends and family. I didn't shed a single tear, but I...
    constantfuckup constantfuckup 18-21, M Nov 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's hard to say but its true. I don't know why, I don't know what I am doing wrong. I just feel like its my fault. I'm trying to save our relationship but he's making this hard...
    MarisoleLane MarisoleLane 18-21, F Nov 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm really feeling so sad about how I look,how i have been told ugly a lot,first of all,I like this site a lot cause it has give me a way to express about my self,to express about...
    Ammar9009 Ammar9009 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Seriously, in my mind, I'm ugly as hell, like how am I not? I honestly hate when people say that I'm not, because that's a lie, I'm ******* hideous, if I wasn't, I wouldn't be a...
    Nix0 Nix0 16-17, M 4 Responses Nov 9

    Your Response

    Cancel