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I Wish I Had a Better Relationship With My Father

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    Politics :(

    My father and I have an awful relationship based on one primary point: Politics. I know this isn't supposed to get in the way of relationships, familial or not, but it's at the point where I have a feeling he doesn't even respect my point of view. Dad was...
    rustyguy rustyguy 18-21, M 5 Responses Jun 24, 2009

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    My Biological Father

    My mom and my father were together for a couple of years before I was born. He was divorced and already had a son who I love a lot. When my mom got pregnant my father didn't want to have nothing with her anymore so she asked for a divorce and he accepted. During the pregnancy my...
    saracfmartins saracfmartins 16-17, F May 18, 2013

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    Better Relationship

    My dad has beat me and touched me innapropraitly and also tried to kill me. Through all this I still love him. And I want school relationship with him but Im scared Im going to get hurt again. Am I an idiot? I just want a normal father-daughter relationship but I see that almost...
    neverregret77 neverregret77 18-21, F 1 Response May 28, 2013

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    I Wish

        i wish i had a better relationship with him . but i am so pissed at him for hurtin  my mom and me .
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 27, 2009

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    My Dad...

         My dad left my family when I was three years old and so I lived with my mom. By court law, we had to go visit him every other weekend and I loved spending time with him until he started making rude comments about my health conditions and asking me if I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 2, 2008

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    I Find My Dad Annoying, But At The Same Time, I Really Want To Spend Time With My Dad

    I Come From An Asian Family, And Stereo-Types Are Stereo-Types, But If You Came Here, All You Would Hear About Is Grades, Good Jobs, And Sometimes, Weight-Loss. Anyway, The Reason I Find My Dad Annoying, Is Because He Just HAS To Check What I'm Doing On My Laptop. When I'm In My...
    Abby2622 Abby2622 13-15 Aug 5, 2011

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    I'm Sorry Dad

    Sorry dad for waking you when you are snoring away on the couch for having hair that knotted easily and angered you even easier sorry for wanting to watch the News instead of Chuck Norris I'm sorry dad for not being the son I know you wanted so I am sorry for having X chromosomes...
    crossbonesandstars crossbonesandstars 22-25, F 4 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I Wish..

    Me and my dad are 2 differnt persons. We never talk or look at each other. My dad has a very high characteristic. He always gets mad at eveything. We[my lil bros.&mi] touch his stuff..He starts to flipp out and starts saying shxt to us. My mom &him aint havin a good...
    lADYBxTCh lADYBxTCh 16-17, F Nov 26, 2009

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    But, I Can't.

    My father refuses to put anything before his almighty crack rock and his almighty *****.  Not even his own children.  When he got out of prison, I made sure I was the first person there to see him.  His girlfriend was out getting ********** and smoking crack. ...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    No Real Relationship

     My father and i talk but well we don't talk about our feelings or thoughts just general little phatic chit chat and it drives me crazy sometimes because we have been through such a lot. I have tried to talk to him but in actual fact i don't think he wants to know, i think...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    Sad Daddy

    The relationship, or lack of, that I shared with both of my parents scarred me for much of my life. Mum was always drunk, at work, or screaming at her kids. Her lifestyle killed her a little over 10 years ago. When she was dying I could still feel that she had nothing but...
    musicmad musicmad 41-45, M Apr 15, 2009

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    Time May Be Running Out..

    My father has had diabetes since he was at the age of 3.  He has not always taken the disease quite seriously..He became a father at the age of 25.  He was an awesome dad during my childhood, but after I got older, he and I grew apart.  During the first stages of my teenage...
    Kimba2992 Kimba2992 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2011

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    What Happened To Us?

    my dad and i, we used to be so close.. i would be four years old and be sitting there handing him tools being his lil helper when he fixed his jeep, we did everything together. i was daddys little princess. i always told him i was never moving out id live there my whole life...
    TheShyGurl TheShyGurl 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I try, I really do. But every time I look at him all I see his anger, the same anger that was in his eye when he was beating me. When I see fathers in movie or in the street...
    AwkwardnessCentral AwkwardnessCentral 16-17, F Mar 25

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    My dad and I have always been the best of friends, partners in crime. Up until 2 or 3 years ago I started with my social anxiety I stopped hanging around my parents.. I've gotten...
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F Mar 25

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    My relationship with The Lord has tremendously gotten closer. He has totally transformed me by the renewing of my mind. Sensing his spirit around me constantly like a rush of...
    HeavenlyWarrior HeavenlyWarrior 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    My fairytale has no ending yet, because I am still living it every day, even though it's filled with drama and heartache. The Love of my Life is my best friend. I believe you have...
    bethrichards bethrichards 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I can't pick one I had a great relationship with him as a kid but now I realized what he does isn't right, read my expirences if u are interested
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I had and affair with a USA soldier ... best time of my life
    butterfly2109 butterfly2109 18-21, F Mar 29

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    I am in a relationship with an amazing man! He is one of the most, loving, understanding, supportive, caring, sex men I know! I love him so much, & I consider myself to be one of...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am married to a great guy. He isn't perfect but who is. Anyways, he knows that I am more attracted to women than I am men and he knows that I have been with women in the past. I...
    Lanet809 Lanet809 26-30, F Mar 31

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    Ending my relationship With a married man. Feel like I'm getting my life back, never knew he was married until 2 years in . I was in love and stupid by then. I have a strong...
    charlotte61 charlotte61 51-55, F Apr 5

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    There is no other way but to take my relationship with Jehovah God serious. If I am to please God, and receive His blessings in my life I cannot be hypocritical or "pseudo".
    seotelkniwt seotelkniwt 61-65, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    People would be better off without me. I haven’t done anything worthwhile in my life and feel like a complete loser. Everything I try, I fail. I can never seem to do anything...
    fan210 fan210 18-21, M Mar 31

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    We met in a 3 month long nursing class & work together. He knew dad & came to His funeral. He surprisingly kissed me out of the blue at a bar after some drinks & told me about his...
    BlueEyes3182 BlueEyes3182 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I had an affair with a son of a ***** Francesco Clementucci, I really felt in love with him, despite the terrible intimate part with him and knowing that he is almost married, I...
    anna1953 anna1953 56-60, F Apr 10

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    I really wish it was. It wouldn't have been long distance. You wouldn't have cheated on me, because I would've shamed you in public because of it. You wouldn't have gotten...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    My mother and I grew apart after she had my sister which is only natural but the bridge grew and grew over the years. I was to fat, I liked weird things, I was stupid, dramatic, I...
    Cerci575 Cerci575 18-21, F Mar 25

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    He was in my life the first four years, but after that it went downhill. I found out about his alcohol addiction and the fact he cheated on my mother. I believed him until I was in...
    PearlRose PearlRose 18-21 1 Response Mar 29

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    I wish I never jumped over that stupid hurdle when I was seven and lost my two front teeth. I have the teeth next to them as my front teeth now and they are veneered so it doesn't...
    microwaveduck microwaveduck 26-30, F Mar 21

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    I just want to have "family time" too. In my family, we never had ANY meal together, do activities together, talk nicely together, laughing together, hug each other, say love...
    kingkaewjnp kingkaewjnp 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    It's awesome b/c it has a wide variety of super cheap stuff, but it's a ***** to get in and out of quickly..And don't even get me started on when they change the floor layout and I...
    Vixen2010 Vixen2010 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I actually met him online. He lived in Europe and I in the US. We fell madly in love, and were in a long distance relationship for 2.5 yrs before I finally was strong enough to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 27

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    Its not that I want to be with him but I can't stop obsessing over him & the girl he has been together with since the day (or probably before) we broke up. Is he treating her...
    Mollyjai Mollyjai 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    I just really wish I could:(
    weirdlyloo weirdlyloo 16-17, F Apr 13

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    This relationship is like none other. It shifts and falters like a tree in the woods in the middle of a thunderstorm. One moment it's all soaked with thoughts of uncertainty then...
    Kynearin Kynearin 22-25, F Apr 12

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    I know a lot of people dont believe in long distance relationships but I believe in them. I was in 2 long distance relationships in the past. One was for 3 years. And that ended...
    alaskanrose90 alaskanrose90 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    For as long as I can remember, I've been told I'm gorgeous. Not to brag or sound conceited, but I constantly get told by strangers on the street (kids, adults, men, women) that I'm...
    CaliLove87 CaliLove87 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I am 28 years old, married for 1.5 years. My boss was at my wedding where I said YES to love of my life in front of 300 people. Then I got an offer to move my home country to...
    bilmem bilmem 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    He is pushing me towards fulfilling his goal for me which I want to fulfill but I am torn between his plan for me and being myself and taking life for what it is and enjoying...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Long term relationship of 4 years cheated on me. Left me, got cheated on after a week, and we talk, still love her and protect her and she loves me too but we aren't friends. and...
    lusicqued lusicqued 18-21 a week ago

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    He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took...
    FatherFarley FatherFarley 22-25, M Mar 30

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    He's my entire world. We've been best friends for 6 years, and I love him with all my heart. He's my soulmate.
    recoip recoip 16-17, F Apr 9

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    My fiancé of 30yrs ago I never stopped loving. I'm leaving my husband because he is an alcoholic .. Married 25yrs. I am worried once I move out my affair with my lover will...
    Neelloc Neelloc 51-55 2 days ago

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    So many thoughts run thoughts and feelings my head for the past few weeks. So much insecurity is back. I feel like when we talk we get nowhere. Example...you were texting with...
    smurphette smurphette 31-35, F Mar 24

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    What ten minutes of your life would you choose to return to for just ten minutes? The reality is we never get that choice in a conscious manner, happenstance or serendipitous...
    oldbaldguy oldbaldguy 70+, M Mar 30

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    I was in Walmart in the book section and some guy came over and started talking to me out of no where. He told me how he was dating a young girl who was young under age she fell...
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I suppose I deserved it. I was trying to play Minecraft, a popular XBox 360 console game, but my older brother was just sitting beside the XBox, turning off the TV, unplugging the...
    DarksBane DarksBane 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Some days I have clarity. It was a great time. I played my role. We've moved on. We know it wasn't meant to be right now. We are still friends - best friends. I'm hearing all about...
    secretsnvrtobetold secretsnvrtobetold 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    It happened so fast. I was cool with it considering that he already has a family. I just wanted to experience it. We didn't actually do it. He touched me, i blew him in his car...
    Polalou Polalou 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I think he hates me. He always puts me down no matter how hard I try to do the right thing. He won't look at me, he hardly acknowledges me at all. Love you too, dad. Ha.
    heybby heybby 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    It helped me mature . It helped me appreciate being single.
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F Mar 23