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I Wish I Had a Better Relationship With My Father

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 my father is a coward.

    He made mistakes as we all do, but instead of trying his best to protect his own from these mistakes, he blamed the very ones that loved him. He has taken everything beautiful in his life and has painted it with hate. He has bullied his children and beat every wife he's had. But...
    PricelessJourney PricelessJourney 36-40, F Sep 7, 2014

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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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    Related Experiences

    I thought I would share my experience with you.Here is my experience with my relationship with my parents.Have any of you have a not so good relationship with your parents? I have...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 Apr 1

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    Top ten questions about relationships with psychopaths/narcissists. I took this from the site psychopathfree.com. I found it to be very helpful. 1. Is he / she really a psychopath...
    totallytea totallytea 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    After some reflection, I believe that a great deal of the psychological issues I've dealt with in life stem from my relationship with my father. I want to resolve these issues and...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    My best friend and I went to Cuba for Christmas vacation. She had just completed her divorce and I was recently separated from my husband. My divorce will be final in the next few...
    CafeAuLeah CafeAuLeah 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I had a problem with four cruel women from three different congregations. I was learning how to manage my emotion to these women because they were strong emotion to me. I know the...
    JXoxo2013 JXoxo2013 26-30, F Apr 6

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    I had a mutually beneficial relationship with a young woman a while back. I am trying to become just friends with her now. Is this possible?
    Joei005 Joei005 46-50, M Apr 3

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    I remember growing up that I didn't really have a relationship with my dad. We never did any thing like play ball or have conversations about how I was doing or school, stuff like...
    graycat6632 graycat6632 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    I have always had really vivid dreams. Sometimes, my dreams are visions of what will happen in the next day, like my mom making a sandwich or getting a call from a relative. Lately...
    nicolerubinstein nicolerubinstein 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I got in the habit of reading as a child. My mother read and she would take my brother and I to the library every couple weeks. We'd get books and we'd read them. my mother read...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    We hid everything from my father growing up. Everything would set him off. Here's a silly example. My mother would hide candy bars in a cupboard my father went in and she hid soda...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    I wish I could email my wife's friend and get together to play some tennis! I think we would both enjoy it immensely! Probably in the no-zone for the wife though...
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    When I was really little, I did a lot with my father. We went camping, we did a lot of charity work, both had a love for the outdoors. But somewhere along the way, our relationship...
    eveylind eveylind 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I don't tend to message or call people. I feel like they're probably busy, or I'll be bothering them, or they won't want to talk to me. If I do, I'll feel like I'm boring them, or...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I've been out for a month and a half. I got through feeling confused and heartbroken after the first break up with him. I was naive enough to think the second time would be any...
    merrywings merrywings 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I remember being little. Probably 5 or younger. My father would want to wrestle with me. I wouldn't want to, because I knew what it would lead to; but, I'd have to.. "what are you...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I would but I don't really have one . My sister denied him before dropped out . If your love as a father is conditional then I'm okay without it . Thanks for showing us what not to...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    My dad came over briefly the other day to borrow money from my brother, he probably spent his own on alcohol and gambling. I hid in my room until he left. It's getting out of hand...
    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F Apr 13

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    I wanna begin by stating that I have respect for my parents. Mainly for my mom not so much for my dad but in a way I do. I was wrongly treated by my dad. And my mom I love her she...
    Sayybriana Sayybriana 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I grew up with an acholoic/abusive father never felt like I got the childhood I deserved.
    missminimae missminimae 16-17, F Apr 11

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    kayccaa kayccaa 26-30, F Apr 16

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    Another day Waking up to another haze Between each candle Her memory laced So I dream with eyes apart Looking to each corner And every heart Blind to myself Love still...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I had an affair. It's been over a year. I don't think of him every minute anymore. He's still very much in my life. We were friends for many years before it grew. We did and do...
    lilsecret1 lilsecret1 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Your name I whisper to that bewitching soul, Yearning for a glimpse of your breathless ardor, I dream of thee eyes wide open, Longing for your spirit to flood my being, Come...
    urbannomad6699 urbannomad6699 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Since my company went corporate, I've had some good opportunities open up. But there's a lot of BS that comes with it. Like the do more with less pinching, the cutting corners, and...
    tornadowinds tornadowinds 46-50, F Mar 31

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    Mine just managed to get a counsellor to say I'm to damaged for a relationship great how I was so good at the beginning as he points out funny that then I get cancer have treatment...
    crazycakes1 crazycakes1 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    For as long as I can remember I've always been treated as an outsider. Growing up I had anger management so it was always hard to make let alone have friends... I'm 17 and am still...
    supersonic098 supersonic098 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    When she is having a bad or rough day I wish she was with me and I could wash away all her sadness and grief. With a smile, kiss on the forehead, and a warm, comforting loving hug...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It started with shared lunch time at work, then a few evening dates, then a couple trips where we shared a bed. Then visits to home where she didn't leave in the evening, then one...