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I Wish I Had a Better Relationship With My Father

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 244 People

    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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    my parents are separated

    and I live with my mum and brother but damn...my father was an ******* and a ****. still...sometimes it just feels like it would be nice if he wasn't such a screw up and we were a normal family you know?...
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F Aug 22

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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 22-25, F 1 Response May 28, 2013

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    The Son Of A Loan Shark

    Hello my name ifs fuzzy and i am 22 years of age and have spent a collective 3 months of my life with my dad...you see i live in the states and my father lives in Mexico sadly my Father isn't the typical father that is in Mexico in the sense that he has more than enough means to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 19, 2010

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F May 18, 2013

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    My relationship with my father.

    .... I wish me and my dad were best friend, I wish that he would hug me and hold me when he wrap his big hand around me and I feel his warmth and smell him, I feel so safe! But I don't have a relationship with my dad, he always want to change me, always complaining, he rarely...
    Kittyxfreak Kittyxfreak 18-21, F Jul 5, 2014

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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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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?

    v=B1N7LVnmkH8 Sums it up pretty well, except my dad wasn't in jail, but the breaking down, little girl looking at the pictures while crying, I still do that. Then the yelling, and fighting..all too familiar. Not a huge Lindsay Lohan fan but I relate to the song so much.
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F Jul 10

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    Yesterday while going to home i was thinking

    that few years ago i was afraid to go to home cause my father waited for me to hit and to talk badly with me ..but actually when I'm going to home, I turn back having peace in my soul cause nobody wait for me to argue with me ..I'm on my own , on this period i live alone,on...
    Narkotyk Narkotyk 22-25, F Aug 22

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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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    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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    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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    I just wish he cared.

    I just wish my mom didn't have to put up with so much crap. I wish there was somebody to take care of us in our bad times. After my parents divorced, he never bothered to contact his children. I tried to contact him once but he didn't want to talk to me. That hurt.
    Demonizer Demonizer 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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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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    I never met my real father

    and sometimes I wonder if he just didn't want me he never talked to me I never saw his face,and he never saw mine I wonder if he was nice or just a jerk and I can't ask my mom because she had a car accident and now she's in a better place so I was left without my mother or...
    Devonrucker1234 Devonrucker1234 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 23

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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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    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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    It was back then when I was a few pounds bigger. They were a funny bunch to be with and I liked them to since I was a hopeless romantic back then. Nevertheless, the side of them...
    mischievouswreck mischievouswreck 16-17, F a week ago

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    me and my boyfriend have been together for almost 2 years now and this is the first day with out him.. I feel horrible since I'm so used to him already I cried so much because I...
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    2001 and 2003, we lost our children. Newly born, and stillborn. It was fundamentally the downfall of my wife, as shed secretly started drinking after both of our children had died...
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    I was sitting against a tree reading. I didn't notice Kyle walking over. I was absorbed in my book when I felt him tap on my head. I looked up "hey." I simply said then looked back...
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    This time 6 months ago, I would never have believed i would be in this situation. I know what I've done is wrong, I am ashamed but I really need to put my story across. Situation...
    latrocks latrocks 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Tileesi Tileesi 26-30, F 10 Responses Aug 22

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    BrittBratz BrittBratz 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    The first married man I slept with was David, a man I babysat for. I babysat his kids for a few years. we started sleeping together about 3 months after I first started babysitting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 21

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    I've been in a FWB relationship w/ this guy for over 5yrs. We both are in a relationship yet still get it on monthly. I even had his kid. He hasn't met his daughter who is now 4...
    Ariesgirl81 Ariesgirl81 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    i am the person who has been used and treated like crap but who hasn't. It now affects my social life. I struggle to be friends with ppl at least in person. i can't stand to be...
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F Aug 19

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    l have been friends with these two girls for 5 years now. We were always very close, joking around, going out, doing different projects together... But I always had the feeling...
    kelafarrugia kelafarrugia 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    He found out about the condoms and viagra in my vallet. We argued about how our actions are right and wrong. Some point he said "I feel like I don't know you anymore." And I've...
    BeautifulDemon BeautifulDemon 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    What's it like, I wonder.
    Nickf20 Nickf20 18-21, M