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I Was Abandoned By My Father

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    Anger And Hate - My father left when I was 17. I assumed all responsibilities of the household. Worked two jobs and school full time im am pretty successful now with a career amd...
    lombardi52 lombardi52 26-30, M Nov 5, 2013

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    I Feel Like He Abandoned Me - I guess my mom got pregnant by her boyfriend Derrik(my biological dad). He had plans for school and told my mom to get rid of me. My mom started...
    MissConfused89 MissConfused89 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2010

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    Loser Act Loser - Who are you to judge me? you only see yourself in me,  when you said why I act this way, I told you because you are my father and I live with you, then you...
    Nelangsa Nelangsa 22-25, T Sep 5, 2013

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    It Hurts So Much... -  I have been sitting here reading all of your stories and it is making me feel much better just knowing there are people who truly understand the damage...
    JoanieDearest JoanieDearest 22-25 7 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    Who Is My Father? - My Name is Emily. I am seventeen years old, and during my seventeen years of existence I have never met my father. I can't pinpoint the moment I really...
    emilylogan emilylogan 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    Once I moved away with my mother that's when it happened. Even when I stay with him during the summer he hangs out with his friends more then me. He always breaks promises . He has...
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    January 4th - On January 4th, You carried me out of the hospital You took me home And made me your baby scratch that, I Was a baby. 8 pounds 1 foot White as snow I was perfect. I...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F 4 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Abandoned - My so called father abandoned me not once, but twice.  I guess the second time was my fault.  I was the one that contacted him, leaving myself open for him to...
    ShatteredSilk ShatteredSilk 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 17, 2008

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    I Still Miss Him Every Day - I am so happy I found a group of people who understand what I am feeling. I was raised by the brother of my real father (which is another story) from...
    Elreev Elreev 18-21, F 24 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    My Life Is Dysfunctional. - My biological father was a child molester and beat my mom. She left him when I was a year old and married someone she met at church. That man was the...
    undecided4 undecided4 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2013

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    Goodbye Letter From the Man Who Raised Me - Letter from my dad: 6-3-2001 "Dear V. and S., I wanted to discuss what I'm writing to you with the four of us but unfortunately...
    Elreev Elreev 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2009

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    I'm Collateral Damage. - I haven't been thinking about the loathing I harbor for my father in a long time, but when I got a bit too drunk one weekend, i spilled the beans, so to...
    Carryonmywaywarddaughter Carryonmywaywarddaughter 18-21, F Sep 3, 2013

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    Desterate to Meet the Man I Have Never Met! - My mother met my father in abu dhabi 29 yrs ago, they had a fling, she fell pregnant, he chose not to marry her, meaning she had to...
    allypetersdaughter allypetersdaughter 26-30 2 Responses Apr 27, 2009

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    I Was Abandoned By My Father - I don't know if it's better or worse, but my dad didn't leave when I was born, I grew up with him, and was really close with him, until I was 12, a...
    SomeoneIsAlreadyUsingTasha SomeoneIsAlreadyUsingTasha 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    My father left when I was one. I was back and forth between him and my mum for three years, until the court system said I couldn't see him anymore. After two years, he got his...
    CrimsonDrake CrimsonDrake 18-21, M Jan 5

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    Something I Have To Say - Hey dad, remember when I was 10 years old at the park? Remember me throwing a ball around picking it up by myself? Because you said something to me when I...
    Yearsgoby Yearsgoby 18-21, M 6 Responses May 12, 2013

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    I was born when my mother was at the early age of twenty, my dad probably only a bit older. They were together for the first 6 months of my life, before hastily separating. I grew...
    inflictingpain inflictingpain 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    New Beginning - My dad abandoned my family when I was 15 but he had checked out long before this. It was the best thing that he ever did for us. He was a selfish, ingnorant man who...
    evilkitty10 evilkitty10 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    The more I learn about how the world works, the more I realized how wronged I have been by my parents. Tonight, I dedicated a good hour to reading Steve Harvey's, "Act Like a Lady...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    I Am Writing a Collective Memoir About Daughters of Absentee Fathers - My father abandoned me when I was 12. I am writing a collective memoir of other women's stories about...
    whatwehavelost whatwehavelost 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    Dear Dad, It's me again. Your daughter. I don't suppose you remember me; why would you? You've never seen my face, except for when I was a baby (and let's face it, all baby faces...
    reddwolf reddwolf 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I Love My Father Even After He Abandoned Me - I remember when I was a child in the comforts of my home with my mother and father.  One day I could hear them arguing, then my...
    shasha10 shasha10 51-55, F 8 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    I Could Pass Him On the Street Without Knowing... - I was abandoned by my father when I was a baby - less than a year old. I have no memory of him, and really, I'm thankful...
    eukaryote eukaryote 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    My dad left when I was too young to remember. I grew up wondering about him, and asking for answers that no one could adequately provide for me. I always heard "he doesn't care...
    allagainforyou allagainforyou 18-21, F Apr 4

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    Going to Be Long, Never Talked About This Before -    I never really know how to start things, so I guess I'll just jump right in.    My two older sisters and...
    Fielga Fielga 26-30 3 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    My Father Abandoned His 3 Sons As Adults- But It Still Hurts - My father was close to all of his 3 boys. We did ski trips, and all manner of family activities. My folks divorced in...
    TitanicExplorer TitanicExplorer 36-40, M Jan 1, 2013

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    Preacher's Lil Secret - My father was a preacher and I only met him once. Even though he was married to my mother when she was pregnant with me he denied I was his daughter. My...
    iajulz iajulz 36-40, F Sep 13, 2013

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    Maybe This Time I'm Ready To Share - I never talk about him. I never mention him. None of my friends have ever heard me speak of him. There is no one in my life that I call Dad...
    Laria Laria 22-25, F 27 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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    My Father Abandoned Me... And Eventually, My Dad Did Too. - My father abandoned me shortly after I was born. My "normal" growing up was living in my grandparents' house, with my...
    DaddyLeft DaddyLeft 26-30, M 7 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    At age 15 my father placed me in a foster home and never claim be back. I have meet my father again during my older life but he is a person of broken promises and takes advantage...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Jan 18

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    I Still Resent Him For Leaving - I just want to start of by saying that my father is not a bad person and he does love me even if he's not very good at showing it. He was not one...
    loudamy loudamy 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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    A Day In My Life (abandoned at birth) - Imagine going to your first day of kindergarten; mother and father at each side holding your hand. Now remove the father. That's right, you...
    DarkMoonlightMusic DarkMoonlightMusic 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    Taken To 2 Strangers And Left For Over 6 Months - Hello All, My sister and I were taken to two strangers when we were 2 and 3 and a half. These people lived in a trailer park...
    waterdance waterdance 70+ 1 Response Jun 11, 2013

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    Where's My Father I Don't Know... - We use to had a happy family...full of love and harmony...that is all i can remember... My father left for greener pastures two-decades ago to...
    tayara tayara 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    All I Had Were Pictures - When I was a baby my mother dumped my (biological) father who was also her fiancee at the time because he was a cheater and was into drugs (not a...
    shelbershoe shelbershoe 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2010

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    We left when I was 7 and I've seen him one other time when I was 10 it's been years and I don't miss him and I'm glad we left his drug addicted *** .
    lunaluna13 lunaluna13 18-21, F Mar 7

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    He only saw me after three days of my mother and grandparents bugging him and then he left after he saw me. I don't know what he looks like, I've never seen his picture. I only...
    jules401 jules401 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 25

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    I wasn't; my daughter has been. We split up when she was a baby, but he played 'daddy' for 8 years: visiting, taking her to the zoo, sending presents. Until he got bored, got a new...
    tryingtomaketomorrowbetter tryingtomaketomorrowbetter 31-35 1 Response Mar 7

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    My Mom Abandoned Me Too - When I was ten my mom sent one of my sisters and me to live with my dad and step-mom.  One day, not long after, I called my mom at work, and she...
    Gem1970 Gem1970 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    I just really wish there was people that understood, and wanted to talk about it
    Jacks1998 Jacks1998 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Criminal - My father always made it clear that he never loved me. He left when I was 3, landing in jail. Again when I'm 8, I wasn't even trying to THINK about him because it hurt...
    strawberrysparkle strawberrysparkle 18-21, F Aug 21, 2013

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    Why Am I Even Telling This Story? - I think because I am semi-conscience, so tired right now I'll share this...Because normally NO ONE will hear me talk about my father. Basically...
    QueenOfHearts QueenOfHearts 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    i don't remember about him at all. because of no contact for many years, 18,5 years by now i'm 19 years old, i have no attached feelings of him. i'm like, i don't even care about...
    shion13 shion13 18-21 1 Response Feb 20

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    Just 9 Years Old, Wish He Had Killed Himself Instead. - Just a 9 year old boy when he left. He was a great father. He owned a small business and I was his right hand man. I was...
    thewriterwithnobook thewriterwithnobook 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 4, 2012

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    My Father Left Me 40 Years Ago But I Still Feel The Pain Of That Little Girl In Me:(( - After soo many years and soo many spiritual work, counselling work, body work, I still feel...
    Sofka Sofka 51-55, F Sep 12, 2013

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    Every morning I wake up and sense what's around me. Do I feel happy?! Do I have the notion to hide how I truly feel about not having a father? Most people don't know that I am...
    Kynearin Kynearin 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I was born in 93. I am a product of an affair. My story is twisted and sometimes I don't understand it because of all the lies I was told as a child. My father would only come...
    CiaraMorales CiaraMorales 18-21, F Dec 24, 2013

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    My Father Called Me A Satan. - My father was a great man. He worked his way up, from having nothing, to almost having everything. From having to eat only bread on a paper plate for...
    meowgirl123 meowgirl123 13-15, F Sep 6, 2013

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    My Fathers Journey - I was born and not treated right by my father. I thought this was completely normal. The older I got the more abnormal it all seemed. I mean I saw my dad maybe...
    Poppy001 Poppy001 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    I'm Done Trying! - My parents devorced when I was 2yrs old due to my father's infidelity with my mother's bestfriend's sister. Being quite young, they basically dropped me off at...
    some1sDEZTINY some1sDEZTINY 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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