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I Want To Say This To My Dad

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    Dad, years ago when someone told me

    that my actions or thoughts resembled yours I took it as an insult. Now I take it as a compliment. Finally I couls see that under a serious mask lies a huge sensitivity and a golden heart.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M Mar 8

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    I love you, and I miss you,

    and I wish I could go back in time and make you go to the doctor for your heart. I wish I would have been there for you to help you with your farm and lower your stress level. I'm so sorry for leaving you.
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    notquitesoquaint notquitesoquaint 16-17, F Mar 16

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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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    monatonie monatonie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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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 1 Response Feb 14

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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 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 1 Response Jan 15

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    I don't like that you're sad a lot

    and are in a bad mood lots at the moment. Me and Suz really miss mum too. :( I don't like it when you shout at me though. i know sometimes I'm naughty but I don't mean it and I LOVE you loads. x
    EllieT01 EllieT01 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 23, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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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.
    OneRose OneRose 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    As i have grown up- funny how dumb i thought

    you were at 14, then how wise you became when i got married and had kids. I realized how smart you are about the age my fourteen yr old was telling me how dumb i was....thanks for providing stern boundaries, always loving even when i wrecked the car or i didn't understand why i...
    scratchitharder scratchitharder 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 21

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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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    1barebrit 1barebrit 41-45, M Feb 5

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    TeddyBear1904 TeddyBear1904 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    eliasstuedahl eliasstuedahl 16-17, M Jan 16

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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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    So my dad watches tv ALL DAY

    and maybe gets up to use the washroom or get macdonalds. It really pissed me off how much of a fat couch potato he's become. He has no job and no unemployment pay so he is useless financially. I love him and all but seriously, he needs to get a life and live it. I think it's...
    BlondieGirl2000 BlondieGirl2000 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Dad... I love you, but I can't trust you

    as much as I did before. And here are my reasons why: You made so many promises you could not keep. When I was young and afraid of my stepfather, you said one day you would take me and my brother in so you can raise us. Years have passed and I graduated high school, you never...
    biggerbro biggerbro 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    aessis aessis 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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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 ****** hate you I never want to see you in

    my life and I'm glad u left" is what I would say to my dad
    ultimatewedgiegodess ultimatewedgiegodess 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 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 6 Responses Jan 5

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    Ba, I'm sorry. Sorry

    for everything. Ever since you got full custody of me at the age of 12, I've been giving you such a hard time. I was close to you before all that. I was "daddy's little girl" I hugged you, laughed with you, and even cried for you but when you abandoned me for two years and...
    SleepyRose22 SleepyRose22 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    My dad always thinks he's right

    and won't listen to anyone else. He can go from saying the meanest things to acting like he's done nothing wrong
    Madscheers512 Madscheers512 13-15 Jan 5

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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 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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    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 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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    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 love you and I'm sorry I didn't understand

    and didnt spend enough time with you. I think about you and wish I could hug you every day. Seven years has been very hard. Mom won't ever love again and I know you wouldn't either if the roles were reversed. I wish you were here for me now, and I wish I had been old enough and...
    beebeexoxox beebeexoxox 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    you're mom's biggest mistake.

    she shouldn't have married you. you're nothing but a worthless piece of **** who doesn't deserve love. you already lost your family. i hope you lose your friends. i can't go a day without thinking about you and not get angry. that's right. any day i think about you, i get really...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F Mar 4

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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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    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