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I Wish I Had a Better Relationship With My Father

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    ...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 31-35, F Sep 7, 2014

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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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    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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    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...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F Jul 5, 2014

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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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    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 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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    I have been struggling with my relationship with God, because I want to know him before I can surrender myself to him. Last year a friend of mine who went to the same high school...
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    I'm technically not in a relationship with this person, but we talked almost every day for two months. We met on a dating site, so I only know his first name and a few other basic...
    worrier07 worrier07 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    How is your relationship with God going????
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    I have not actually had an affair with my boss- and I never will. The reason I say NEVER is because he is gay. But recently I have been having dreams about he and I going on...
    CuriousSouthernGirl38 CuriousSouthernGirl38 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    angelacc11 angelacc11 26-30, F 20 hrs ago

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    My mum was bipolar and my dad just had anger issues. I always thought they were normal until i got a little older and i realised; normal parents dont throw plates at eachother or...
    mialotta mialotta 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    With my bf....Just ended a few minutes ago.... it was like 5 hours long... By the end things were better, not everything is fixed but a lot is better... never had a fight like that...
    DeathAngelS300 DeathAngelS300 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    this police officer and me have known each other forever now. we weren't so close at the beginning when we first met, I was 7 years old and he was 40 years old. he was my dare...
    IrishGirl428 IrishGirl428 18-21, F Jan 20

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    Every night I crave your cuddles and your kisses, but tonight more than any, I crave them even more. Maybe it's because I'm so hopelessly in love with you that I can't help myself...
    AlaiahMay AlaiahMay 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    well, me and my dad have always fought,and argued. the thing is my dad didn't leave my family hes not absuive hes not an alchoholic. hes really rude and mean and judge mental, as...
    Leahxox Leahxox 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Running track made my legs so muscular but for some reason people always tell me that I have nice legs and they wish that they had legs like me lol
    amberloves16 amberloves16 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My 4 month affair ended suddenly when his wife discovered he had been chatting online with other people, mostly from Craigslist personals. I too found this out and confronted him...
    catsanddogs25 catsanddogs25 31-35, F Jan 13

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    I have been sitting on the fence for so long trying to figure out what I should do. I have been on this roller coaster ride for way too long. I have tried so many things to fix it...
    Listener5 Listener5 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Right now I am with a 32 year old man, while I am 18. I never planned to be in this relationship. Read my previous and featured story to be caught up with this. Our age gap has...
    FluteMastah FluteMastah 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    We were both single with healthy sex drives, but our lives were too chaotic for the demands of more traditional relationship. Casual sex with strangers was depressing and dangerous...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Whenever I get sad about this, I think of two things. First, I think of Kim and Kanye. If those two assh0les found each other, my weird self can find someone too. Second, I think...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    woke up this morning to my phone ringing. my daughters school called. Some a****** delivery driver screwed up the electricity at her school. so I had to rush around to come and...
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F Jan 6

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    Well I have never had it because people in this town doesn't like me and my family and they used to bully me
    QueenOfTheDarkness QueenOfTheDarkness 13-15, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    It's leaning more towards hate atm because we all know I'd be happily asleep right now if I wasn't on my stupid *** phone being entertained by absolutely nothing but the blinding...
    musicforlife0321 musicforlife0321 18-21, F Jan 2

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    To older people, this post is just : Ahh another 13-15 year old wanting a bf or gf etc. whatever, Well this isn't. This is to let anyone and everyone know that I don't want to be...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 13-15, M Jan 4

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    Were both 15 and very happy together :) we have had our tough spots but I'm so happy to be with my wonderful loving boyfriend <3
    Emilykunkel22 Emilykunkel22 13-15, F Jan 6

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    Heh, it's not that I'm in love... I'm a handsome guy, and women find me attractive in general. ...a year ago I madly fell in love with her and she had a boyfriend for maybe 7 years...
    dzordze dzordze 18-21, M Jan 11

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    I've always wanted one. But now I'm not sure. Maybe I'm not ready. I should probably figure out myself and what I want first before getting involved with anyone else. It took going...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I wish I could find a girl under sixteen and over 12
    haydenpratt haydenpratt 13-15, M 5 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I am not saying that we should harm any Muslims, but just that as religions go, Islam is proving itself to be a liability with no redeeming features that could not be better...
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    So I could hold you for just a few precious minutes to cure my loneliness without you. To get lost in your captivating ice blue eyes & see your smile before we fall asleep in one...
    amantium amantium 31-35, M Dec 28, 2014

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    i like listening to music but it feels like i haven't developed any serious bond. it makes me so sad this side of my life regarding music. i grew up with no music at all in the...
    alogo alogo 26-30 Dec 28, 2014

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    My husband and I just got married on the 30th. He is taking the asvab this month and is hoping to get military police. Since the only base to train is in Missouri fort Leonard wood...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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