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I Think I'm Starting to Understand My Father

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm so happy to be home from vacation and with her again. She's so exquisitely beautiful and mesmerizing. I love the way she cares for my heart and I know now that my feelings are...
    stellag23 stellag23 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    does anyone think I'm cute?
    nefe1983 nefe1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I think I'm am interesting person because lol every since I was a kid I was called crazy. I was even once evaluated to see if I was. sadly I wasn't xD jk but I think to be...
    huntinrifle huntinrifle 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I think I'm falling in love. My boyfriend and I have been friends for about year before becoming a couple. Also went on month of dates before we were official. I think he's so...
    Idreamtowaketofindthefate Idreamtowaketofindthefate 18-21, F Jan 13

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    Just want to know because I think I'm ugly or that's what everyone says and I think so too. So from 1-10
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I'm very sure people think I'm weird. I have an odd sense of humor that is often misunderstood. I seem shy and quiet, but I always manage to surprise people with my sarcasm. I'm a...
    ImaginaryAlchemist ImaginaryAlchemist 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My whole family think I'm strange and weird just because I watch shows like supernatural and doctor who but hey if I like it, it doesn't matter what their opinion is.
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Well hello dear readers.. I wanted to share my stories and experience because I think that every experience is worth sharing.. It all started in August when I was hooking up with...
    singingthestoryofmylife singingthestoryofmylife 16-17, F Jan 11

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    I don't understand... besides my friend on here who I could not ask for a better friend btw (ily kristin, you're amazing) I have one person in my life who makes me feel good. She's...
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    So there's a girl I know with whom I have been on & off friends on Facebook. We were never close in high school so whenever I go through my friends list to delete the randos...
    KryptoniteAllergy KryptoniteAllergy 22-25, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Just Broke Up 29-12-2014 , I'm so sorry
    jasperprantar jasperprantar 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I'm not saying tonight, tomorrow, maybe not even this year. I just have a feeling that that is how I'll go. I think about it everyday and how easy it would be to just let go. I don...
    drawtothemax drawtothemax 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Rate me girls sorry guys I'm straight 😜
    quietlad quietlad 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Yeah... I'm pretty fly!! ;-)
    Fennerbache Fennerbache 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 16

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    I'm ugly as **** but oh well...
    lexinwonderland lexinwonderland 13-15, F 11 Responses Jan 17

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    I'm the most interesting person down at the local Train-spotters & Stamp-collectors club . . . . . does that count? ;)
    00afreshstart77UK00 00afreshstart77UK00 51-55, M a week ago

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    Could be anxiety... i don´t know...i´m always worried about something...even now i´m writing this with Google Translate open...the best reason i can think of for not killing...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So, I've been really reluctant to post anything here but I'm just taking a leap of faith I guess. Two years ago, I was extremely depressed and was getting suicidal and I wrote a...
    BryannaC BryannaC 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Which is why from now on I'm keeping everything inside
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I think I like both girls and guys.I don't know what to do,I want to be "normal",just like my schoolmates...Can anybody help me?
    nicktheGreek97 nicktheGreek97 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I can't take this anymore.... I'm ******* done... I don't know exactly when, where or how... I have ideas... I'm not doing this anymore... Maybe tonight... Maybe tomorrow...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I know I'm not so I'm not even gonna ask. I just wanna say snaps to all the people who are confident enough to ask this question. You go glen coco
    junglejimlove junglejimlove 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    This post already sounds super pathetic but I'll continue anyway. I mean, I think my appearance is equivalent to a dumpster but it really doesn't bother me that much anymore. I'm...
    Kysandragon Kysandragon 18-21, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm such a boring person and its more than obvious because people always stop chatting with me after a couple of days or even hours of chatting :'( I don't have anything...
    missnicething missnicething 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    We met in our sophomore year of high school. He would always try to talk to me but I was so shy that he would usually end up having a conversation with himself. I knew he liked me...
    belacleo belacleo 18-21, F Jan 9

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    I know I'm not really but I have been. It haunts me every day. I have ideas but I'm afraid to act.
    SweetGeorgiaPeach SweetGeorgiaPeach 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    If you are a Mature woman 23-30 in particular. I'm a personal trainer and entrepreneur! How do I look to you?
    livemanlive livemanlive 26-30, M Jan 17

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    I think I might be pregant. I'm about 1 and a half weeks late with an ache in my back and feeling tired. I've fallen out with the boy and I know there's no way I could keep it if I...
    minmins07 minmins07 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It was fun for a while, but I think I want to try something else. I'll be leaving sometime this week. Bye bye :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Because "I'm okay" means "There's nothing else I could do. It happened. That's it."
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Dear every human on the planet, Just because I have dark hair, tattoos, and listen to metal, it does not give you the right to assume I'm just going through one of those "phases...
    ashlaace ashlaace 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Well I have my sense of humor, my own opinions, act a little crazy for fun so what? I'm not hurting anybody. It's who I am and if any "hater" is "hurt" over my opinion then he or...
    rocketguy19 rocketguy19 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Officially not a single person gives a **** about me anymore... I'm jumping from this bridge. I can't take this anymore... Goodbye. :'(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    ^^^^^^^^ Are you boring? Yes you are. Do you annoy me? Yes you do. Do I annoy you? Yes I do... That's because I'm immature... 100% If you don't like it get the **** out of my life...
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Can some of you please lie to me so I can feel better about myself for just a few hours? I know I'm butt ugly but I'm at the point where some lies would be good enough:(
    1972guy 1972guy 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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