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I Want To Say This To My Dad

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    Really now. I tried to tolerate.

    But you did it again. There's no way I'm trying again.
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 12

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    Umm, I have nothing to say lol.

    He left in the middle of pregnancy and now I'm a college student working on a major/dual minor while keeping a part time job and paying 2 bills.. I'm blessed for this life.
    FortyTheRapper FortyTheRapper 22-25, M Jan 5

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    I have always looked up to you

    when i was little and i thought you were a great dad, but not anymore i don't. Why? Because I hate you. You may have made sure that your family was taken care of but then again you treated us like **** for no reason. You were nothing but a bully. All we ever did was love you and...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F Feb 14

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    Bittersweet

    My father is/was a mixed bag. Far from perfect, he beat both my brother and I, and he taught us to fight back physically when people hurt or teased us. His discipline was wildly inconsistent, sometimes hugs and understanding when a beating wouldn't have been unexpected...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 11 Responses Jul 2, 2010

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    Daddy, I love you. No matter what.

    Even if I don't express my feelings I want you to know that you mean the world to me. I want you to know that your my inspiration. I don't know why this is so hard for me to say this to your face, but it is. I love you, daddy. I will always be your little girl. Me and my dad...
    velvetybat velvetybat 13-15, F Jul 29, 2014

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    I don't want to hate you.

    .but sometimes i kinda do.You dissapointed me,let me down,i still have this image of you being a great dad to me in the past and of us being close I miss that,I miss having a relationship with you,I hate how we don't have one anymore.I miss when i was little and you were always...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    It's been nine years.

    .. since the last time we spoke, the last time i cooked for you, the last and first time i cleaned your nails, the last time i went in your house to give you milk in the middle of the night. I so miss every little funny things we did together; when i kiss your cheeks and wipe...
    DarkSoul07 DarkSoul07 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    How could you be so heartless

    and abandon a child at 6 years old?! Say you love her more then life itself yet you leave without a word not a trace and have her grow up never havin a father never knowing what it's like to be loved by a father to feel like an orphan child never having a family, mother thinks I...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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    You need to get yourself together

    and realize that when I get mad at you when you're drinking it's because all you did was drink when I was little. It makes me so mad when you drink I just hate it!!! You don't know when to stop! One drink is okay. Two...fine. But two 6 packs is not okay!!! You turn into someone...
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 3 Responses May 17, 2014

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    I hate you,you've been worthless

    for the 19 years I've been alive,don't speak to me,don't call me your daughter. we aren't family. you would rather have your step daughter as your daughter obviously since its ok for me to go without school clothes while you buy her an iPhone and a car after you've known her...
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Dear Daddy

    Dear Daddy, What I'm about to say is what I've been going through. All the things I've seen and thought since the day that I lost you. It was late the other night, when I got that call. The Officer said you were gone. and my world began to fall. I fell to the bed and...
    LC87 LC87 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    I forgive you for everything,

    and I am sorry I never got the chance to tell you.
    PoliteDeviance PoliteDeviance 31-35, M Jan 6

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    You shouldn't respect someone out of fear!

    If there wasn't that element of fear I would have no respect for you. I mean I don't but I gotta stay quiet
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Thank you for teaching me what I'm worth.

    Thank you for being a great example of a man and how he should treat me. Thank you for giving me your brave spirit that keeps fighting for the things we want and most importantly, thank you for teaching me how to be an honorable woman for the man that's meant for me.
    NubianRose NubianRose 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    aessis aessis 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    "If you're absent during my struggle,

    don't expect to be present during my success" - Will Smith Whether you're with me or not dad, I will succeed. It's your choice - are you man enough to stand by me or are you too cowardly?
    JohnVBlackburn JohnVBlackburn 18-21, M Oct 22, 2014

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    I wish you were there

    for me . I wish you were my Rolemodel. I wish I could have a relationship with you. But I think we're better off apart. Thanks for nothing.
    gxddesss gxddesss 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    I am so sorry for not living up to my full

    potential when it would have truly mattered. This year at Dia del Muertos I will set up the alter for you that I meant to do last year. I will introduce your memory to those who come.I will do my best to return your belongings to Britt afterward. We will have our closure. Dave...
    MollyToni MollyToni 41-45 Feb 2

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    Hey paps, I'd like to say this to you.

    You have been dead for 6 months now, and I really miss you, in 1 and a half months I'll visit you to your grave and say happy 51st birthday. After everything we went through years ago, I still love you, you were always my papa :) When I was little, I was sad, it seemed you...
    1993george 1993george 22-25, M 11 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    You are not a good man,

    not even a man in my mind. You are a coward, insecure, close minded. I don't need you in my life and now not my sons life. You clearly do not accept me or my husband and child. I'm done with you. I can't believe you still think that my star tattoos on my neck mean something gay...
    Socal73 Socal73 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    I love and miss you dad.

    Thank you for the life you gave me.
    akirayuuki akirayuuki 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    You'll never see this

    but I still have to say it. It hurts not being able to be with you in the hospital and through all of this, and I know although we never say directly that we love each other but we really do. You will always be my favorite man. Please don't leave yet, i'm not ready...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    Hay dad I'm gay and proud

    as ****. You can't "fix" me. I'm not broken.
    Justinolvera Justinolvera 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    I miss you, growing up without the protection

    of a father has been a hard experience I wish I could have had you there every time things started to fall apart. Spiritually I know you were there but it was not enough...
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F Nov 11, 2014

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    these moments the current moment like I am

    writing I never thought It would come I was almost about to die something miracle happened I lived at that time when I had no idea I was scared I said to my dad on phone I am scared and sad I am saying asking nothing but one thing may be I will die just pray he didn't came his...
    never0empty never0empty 18-21, M Jan 2

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    You've done things for us your family

    but in doing so, you've passed on the experience of seeing me grow up to be a young lady who seems so much like you from what she knows about you. That young lady holds nothing but longing for what she didn't have when she was young: time long enough to discover each other's...
    drunkpotato drunkpotato 18-21, F Feb 22

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    My Dad was never around

    when I was growing up.He was usually busy in his office and came back late too tired to interact with me.Now he is nearing 80.He has changed.We have become closer.He is still an avid reader and passes his list of books to me to buy.I care for you ,dad and wish you stay in the...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    Thanks Dad... I Guess

    I know that I'm not the only person to have had this experience. Life is not always sweet but we can make of it what we choose. My father was completely disassociated… from everything not just me. When he got home from the office he sat and played solitaire, never...
    newdaydogEP newdaydogEP 70+, M 81 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    This is to my blood father~ "You hurt my mother

    You made her cry Your such a bastard You made me want to die That was before my step father came Then everything was happy It's awesome he came! My mother smiled never frowned He made her happy never cry
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    I know that you did a huge effort

    for our family and now you want to catch up on all the time you forgot to have for yourself, but I really wish you would stop to think about us for a while, and not about what we need financially but about how we need a father who is actually there and not away training or...
    GuadaS GuadaS 18-21, F Feb 22

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    I hope that you get well soon

    even tho it looks like you may have cancer . I am hoping that it's not !
    1barebrit 1barebrit 41-45, M Jan 11

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    Sometimes I really want to call you

    and tell you how damaged I am. How it still hurts when you say that you didn't want to have a girl, especially someone like me. I know you think I am stupid, weak, unworthy and don't really see me as a daughter. After all, you only remember me when you want to show something to...
    writerannie writerannie 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    I know I've done things

    that have hurt you. I'm sorry. I wish we had a better understanding. I wish we didn't argue as much as we did. I wish I showed more respect for you. I don't know if I was right or wrong at that moment, but now looking back, I just wish I didn't hurt you the way I did. I hope...
    LoganManish LoganManish 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I miss you like crazy,

    I still think to myself Ill call Dad he will know then realize I can't anymore. I wish heaven had a phone.. xoxooo
    hazeleyes71 hazeleyes71 41-45, F 9 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    1barebrit 1barebrit 41-45, M Feb 5

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    Dad, I just want you to know you're dead to me.

    Im sorry I'm not the perfect daughter. I wish you would accept me the way am I and not criticize me.Personally I think you have no room to judge me you were rarely ever there for me either in jail ,doing drugs or ******* women and beating my mum. No wonder she left us.I'm glad...
    LilahWolf LilahWolf 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Thanks for moving to Indonesia to be with me,

    support and help me when I completely ****** my life up. Won't ever forget that!
    Jasonmendoza Jasonmendoza 22-25, M Jan 6

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    eliasstuedahl eliasstuedahl 16-17, M Jan 16

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    Wouldn't It Be Nice...?

    It would be nice if you were around to have seen me smile. Met my circle of friends now. Watched me grow out of asking you if I could eat a lollipop. Seen me drive a Jeep. Seen me use a filbert paintbrush on an oil painting.  Seen me play the trombone. Seen me learn how...
    thelocalartist thelocalartist 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 21, 2010

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    Hi dad! I hope you had a Merry Christmas

    and an awesome New year. I always wish you happiness,good health and peace dad. I love you and miss you always.. God bless! kisses and hugs for you and your family.. :-)
    akirayuuki akirayuuki 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Dad I hate you...you left me

    and mom...I thought you loved us...you said you would never leave...you said you would always be here for me...so where are you now?! Of with another woman...you are the skum under my shoe and I will hate you forever until I die...just go too hell now...I hate you...
    SexySam93 SexySam93 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    I love you as a father,

    but I hate you as a person.
    lifeishurtful lifeishurtful 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    I came across this experience.

    Then I read some of people's stories. So I'm adding my story just to even things out a little. The other experiences are all complaints. That's so sad and I feel bad for everyone. What I want to say to my dad is you're the greatest dad in the world! You always put your...
    snowangelashleyv2 snowangelashleyv2 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    I wish you hadn't died.

    You left me a mess and I already had a mess. You treated me like u couldn't stand me & I hurt u back. But I loved u, & still do. Always will. Wish I had a do over, prolly mess that up too. You were my only parent & I needed u. RIP.
    Paddycakes1 Paddycakes1 51-55 Feb 22

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    If you're going to apologize

    for doing drugs and promise to stop for me then stick to it.
    snowolf13 snowolf13 13-15, F Feb 21

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    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 8 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    My dad stabbed me, my brother

    and my babysitter when I was 5. My brother was 11 and my babysitter was 16. This was after my mom divorced my dad. I guess he was angry that my mom got full custody of us. He was a drug addict so the court said we would live with my mom and my dad could see us every week. I don...
    Jerrichoo Jerrichoo 13-15, M 5 Responses Jan 5