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I Wish I Had a Better Relationship With My Father

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 256 People

    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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    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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    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 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, 2015

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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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    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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    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...
    Mechty Mechty 22-25, F Aug 22, 2015

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Oct 27, 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?...
    RebelFighter RebelFighter 13-15, F Aug 22, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    We had another weekend with dad, he is accepting us and how we are, which is pretty cool and the fact that in such a horrible backward place as this our dad accepts us is totally...
    BrunoAndSammy BrunoAndSammy 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's my second day here with him and I can't stop thinking about having to leave:( so sad. I'm going to miss him:(
    Realwinner Realwinner 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I love you. I miss you. I need you. I want you. I need to feel your body next to mine. I need to feel your hand in mine. I need to smell your scent. I need to see your face. I need...
    HerTrueKing HerTrueKing 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Our mum raised us on her own with no help from dad, she works hard really hard that means she is away a lot at weekend, when a neighbour looks out for us. Our dad was never around...
    BrunoAndSammy BrunoAndSammy 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    it is strange to think that this April it will have been 11 years since she passed away. so much has changed and I wish she was still here, that I was still able to just pick up...
    HisPorcelainDoll HisPorcelainDoll 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    that is an understatement on my part. i have no relationship with him...sure ive tried over the years. and i guess he has too a point. i am the oldest of 4 kids plus the only...
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I wish my crush would ask me to be his valentine on valentines day, although I know it will never happen sadly.
    lgbtkid13 lgbtkid13 13-15, M Feb 2

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    I was married to a sociopath for 7 years. I am going to say they never change they tell you what you want to hear. they have no morals or conscience. They can erase a program lets...
    ashleya9285 ashleya9285 26-30, F Feb 2

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    continuation… She was unhappy with the relationship that they have with her boyfriend, I told her that I will not let her love me more than him, what I just want is let me love...
    stunnedprincess stunnedprincess 22-25, F Feb 1

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    There was one person that I met on my first job. A person whom become my friend, best friend, partner in all the crazy stuffs that I do. Every day we had exchanges of messages...
    stunnedprincess stunnedprincess 22-25, F Feb 1

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    I met the love of my life 3 months ago and he just left for basic training yesterday and I cried myself to sleep and slept most of today. I know I'm not the only "soldiers girl...
    aliciathestrange aliciathestrange 22-25, F Jan 31

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    I have a love hate relationship with the internet. On one hand, I have access to unlimited knowledge. I can research whenever and wherever. Many of my friends I've only known...
    monsterchic monsterchic 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I would like to try to have a mutual ************ session with a stranger
    Bigdawg1985 Bigdawg1985 26-30, M Jan 31

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    Okay, so here's some background that lead to this fight. I tend to store most of my fat in my lower half like my buns and thighs. I don't mind it. Recently, I lost weight so my...
    KittyWagon KittyWagon 18-21, F Jan 30

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    Impossible .. I know But i still wish you are here now..
    nalbyan nalbyan 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    My mom and I have never been close. I am closer to my dad because he and I are more alike. My mom and I constantly fight and we can never agree about anything. My mom thinks that...
    Winters15 Winters15 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I had a fight with my parents
    madeleine4 madeleine4 13-15, F Jan 28

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    men with mom issues are a danger to all creation
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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