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I Wish I Had a Dad

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    My Dad

    When I saw Mr Scott on the religious channel. He spoke of the importance of being a good dad to his children. Tears came to my eyes. It was a beautiful thing to know that there are still families out there with two nurturing parents. I never had a dad. I would have given...
    Michael32 Michael32 41-45 1 Response Apr 21, 2010

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    A Real Dad

    I have my biological father, but he doesn't act like a good father. He is actually a bad father to me and my older sister, i honestly think he doesn't care about us or my mom. It's all about him, him, him. He acts like a child and i can't wait to move out when i turn 18...
    LielleRose LielleRose 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    I Don't Have a Title. :/

     I used to be a daddy's girl when I was younger, when my mom would make me mad, I'd tell her "I'm telling my dad!". He was a funny guy and was always there. He was a fantastic dad. But after my brother died, then a few years later when my grandparents - his...
    tasertag tasertag 16-17 2 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    I Wish I Had A Dad.

    I've lived in many different places. I was born in Germany while my dad was doing war business. I can only remember some of those times, barely. The old mobile home I used to live in, the fields I explored with my dad... We ended up moving again, across the state. In our...
    Abrum Abrum 13-15, M Nov 21, 2009

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    Is There Anyone There?

    Pretty well all my friends have a dad but not me, I dont think even my mum knows who he is. I live with my mum and she's great but cant keep me out of trouble any more. Im 13 and getting into all sorts of stuff and wonder if i had a dad if he would make sure i didnt. My best...
    EmmaJayne13 EmmaJayne13 13-15, F 7 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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    I Hate Him... I Think

    Well, actually I'm not too sure. Sometimes I hate him, sometimes I love him. I've never seen him. From before I was born he used to abuse my sisters sexually. Shortly after I was born, my mom found out and sent the police on him. He went to prison for ten years, I think. When I...
    TrueBlueKid TrueBlueKid 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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    My Dad

    SOME PEOPLE DONT HAVE DADS, BUT DONT WAIT FOR THEM JUST HAVE FUN WITH YOUR LIFE! :) When I was young my mom could not keep me because she drank and took drugs when I was in her stomach So when I was only 5 days old I went into foster care. My birth mom well...  I have always...
    Mia198 Mia198 13-15 May 15, 2011

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    Jiggalo....

    My father has been a jiggalo since even before i was born, at one point he cheated on my mom with 20 other women when i was only 6 months old, then left when i was 1 an 1/2. He wasn't even there when i was born!....where was he?? Smoking weed outside the hospital....and now 18...
    Theonethatlivesatnight Theonethatlivesatnight 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    I lost my Dad when I was four

    so yea....I have a had a lot of time to think about his death, fathers, him and well, everything. I was four and although I was in the room right next to his when he shot himself in the head and had been with him...like minutes ago and despite the fact I clearly remember each...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 13

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    Could've Been Different

    I had one for the first five years of my life and after he and my mom divorced had only seen him twice within the next five years and that was with some begging on my part just to see him. When I look back on it I feel I missed out on all of the things a father and son would do...
    alivetobefree alivetobefree 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 18, 2011

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    We Don't Choose Our Dads,do We?

    My father left when I was 2 years old. My mom was 8 months pregnant with my sister. I have a memory of him lifting me out of my crib and saying goodbye. My mother remarried 4 years later. I did not think much about having a dad at 6 years old. He was and still is a very cold...
    Lynne48 Lynne48 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2010

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    Confusion

    When I was a few months old my father took off and left my mom and I. My mom always sent pictures and asked him to come to florida (from Brooklyn where he lived) to visit me, he never did though. I never got a birthday card, and I have never seen him, I just have an old picture...
    lilychop lilychop 16-17, F Mar 26, 2012

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    It Isn't Fair

    For as far back as I can remember, my dad had been abusive. He would yell at and physically abuse me and my mom and eventually my younger sister, even after my parents got divorced when I was 10. I can't remember a time in my life when I didn't wish I had a different dad. I...
    gypsygirl2 gypsygirl2 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2011

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    A Letter To My Father.

    Your face I only knew in Photographs. You left this world, someone took you away. How I wish you could have been  there for my first date, taught me to play guitar, Pushed me on the swing.  I do not have a single memory I can hold in my heart, Only the...
    CheekyGeek CheekyGeek 41-45 4 Responses Apr 23, 2010

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    Technically I Do.

    In a way I feel bad about joining this group because I know a lot of people are in far worse situations with their dads than me. Technically, I do have a dad. I know him & he's somewhat been a part of my life. But not as big of a part as I, or probably even he, wishes that he...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F Apr 22, 2010

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    I Wish I Had A Real Father!

    Almost all my childhood I think I had a normal family with my mother and father (but I never had a normal family because I always lived with my grandparents). But once my mom divorce my "father", my grandmother one night decide to told me that the man I used to call fatheer is...
    biarodrigues95 biarodrigues95 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    Missing Dad

    I have a living father. But he's not a dad. My parents divorced shortly after I became 4 years old. I remember seeing one of their fights when I was 3...I was hiding behind the piano and I was just sitting there, watching it. It's scarred me. I still flinch ...
    rockgirl rockgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2007

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    Daddy I Miss U

    today was the first time i've realized how much i miss my dad. I always knew something was wrong with me from the past two years. i was attracted to every guy that was nice to me. i didn't really like them but just fantasized about a friendship with a guy whom i could share my...
    bhavyasai3 bhavyasai3 13-15 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    My Dad

    My dad died when i was 3 , 10 years ago . He suffered from drug abuse , this started as he was abused as a child . My mum always tells me how much he loved me and how he would never be around any of us when he took drugs . After he became clean , he suffered with depression and...
    xPrincessOfPain xPrincessOfPain 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2010

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    Never Had a Dad!!!

    Well i did have a dad but he past when i was two years old my mother won't tell me how he died i always try to find out. Al i know is that he went threw a lot of pain before he died. Well I just really wish he never would have left me. I see other girls with there dads just with...
    ddb1 ddb1 18-21 2 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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    No One Understands

    Well to be honest I do have a dad, but no one would ever know. And to add on to that I even have a stepdad ...if you want to call him that. When I was little it was me, my mom, and my dad. From what I can remember it was the happiest time of my life. My dad was always there to...
    Happypeoplesmile Happypeoplesmile 18-21 Jul 8, 2013

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    I Used To Have A Dad

    My dad sent me a postcard deep in the Afghanistan war. When I opened it I saw a blood stain over it so I knew it had to be important. When I started reading it it said "Son I want you tell the family that....I am dead. I will be dead by the time you have reached this sentence. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 18, 2012

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    Not Saying Yes Or No But...

    I've never met my father, I didn't know his last name until this year.  I didn't know his first name until a few years ago either. I still don't know exactly what he does for a living or where he lives.  I'm 99% sure I have a step-mom and half-brother or step...
    axelval axelval 18-21, T Dec 24, 2008

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    I Wish I Had Just One Childhood Memory of Him

    Every so often I just get sad I've always wished that I had just one childhood memory of him. My mom and dad had me when my mom was 15 and my dad was 17. I get that they were scared and everything. Who wouldn't be? But then they separated when I was 8. I didn't know how and why...
    imnottypical imnottypical 18-21 1 Response Oct 26, 2008

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    Its Just Not Fair! She Gets to Have a Dad...

    ive been living with my mom and my now 18 year old sister without seeing or knowing about my dad. When I was young I never asked about my dad because it just seemed normal. So when I was about 12 my mom got a boyfriend and that was the first time I was ever really in contact with...
    jenelleelaine jenelleelaine 16-17 1 Response Jan 21, 2009

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    Not Sure

    Well, how to begin... My father was the best man in the world and he always will be to me...He was a electrician, helped everyone that needed for free... always so kind and respectful, everyone that knew him that I meet say that he was a good man, so he is my example... I loved...
    FlavioW FlavioW 18-21, M 2 Responses May 24, 2011

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    I'm sitting here with my dad. He just turned 70 and is high on marijuana which is legal here now and I'm 30 also stoned but I'm also on 3meopcp a drug very similar to Pcp. It is...
    ChadCasa ChadCasa 22-25, M Nov 16

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    This sucks. I'm not ready for this to happen and am having trouble dealing. It'll be ok, it always is. Just hate this part of life :( Not ready to lose my Dad..
    brackenreedfro brackenreedfro 41-45, F Oct 31

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    He's getting near 80 and he's finding it difficult to walk from all the pain in his lower back, hip and legs. He tries to put on a brave a face as he can about it and keeps...
    experimed experimed 51-55, M Oct 26

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    Love, You will never read these words I write or know the true depth of grief I feel or how achingly I miss you. I sit out here with the fall weather upon us, the setting sun...
    2ndBruin 2ndBruin 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    23rd post. Not long after I recovered from the kidney stone, I started getting upper abdominal pain. They would come and go in spurts, and at the beginning a couple of panadol...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 11 hrs ago

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    22nd post. Ok lets go into my health, just so I can give a history on how I think my depression might have been triggered, and slowly began to rise. All through my life I was very...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 13 hrs ago

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    My dad has come and left my life so many times. He left when I was a baby and kept coming back and leaving again. I really never had a father to be honest. I am a daddy's lil girl...
    dimplesgirl17 dimplesgirl17 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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    24th post. Before anyone reading this thinks my life has been just one bad thing after another, I'm going to set the record straight. Many of the years of fun were only marred by...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 7 hrs ago

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    I love being a daddies girl(;
    s1nkorsw1m s1nkorsw1m 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I would love this(: a daddy to love me like his wife, treat me like his little princess and to **** me like his s1ut
    s1nkorsw1m s1nkorsw1m 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    So I may as well start tonight. I don't think I'll be sleeping soon and I need to start sharing sometime. I was born as the first child and my parents had another 2 kids after that...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    I never had an ****** - neither while ************ or using sex toys. Neither with my first passionate love - or other guys I hooked up with. I'm sure it's not my partners fault...
    Francoise25 Francoise25 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    Nothing I ever do is good enough for my dad. I clean the house, I get excellent grades and I have never gotten into trouble. He yells and insults me for the smallest reasons. For...
    thatonegirlwhat thatonegirlwhat 18-21, F Nov 12

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    "Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness." 7th Post. Back to my story. Just need to mention that if you don't like to hear real stuff then stop...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    hey! my name is karan i am from hyderabad i got a seat in punjub for my graduation so i left for punjab it was the 1st tym i was away from my family everything was new there and i...
    realysweetguy realysweetguy 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Ok so here we go again. I'm ready to go on with my story. Just for those who have not read my previous posts, this is my fourth one. Anyway, so I was almost 18 when me and the guy...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F Nov 16

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    My dad cheated on my mom a few years ago causing them to end their 20 year marriage. I now despise cheaters very much. He ended up getting married to the lady that cheated on her...
    mclovin31321 mclovin31321 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My father passed away three and a half years ago... I never got to say goodbye to him. It came suddenly - he wasn't sick, that I know of. Before he passed, I went a few years...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm writing here a letter that I transcribed with intent to send to my biological father. I did not send the letter, but I figured this would be cathartic. Things in parenthesis...
    AkemManah AkemManah 18-21, M Nov 5

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    I have had three miscarriages. All three this year. it seemed that every time I would get my hopes up after seeing the faint positive on the pregnancy tests my world would shatter...
    openlycurious openlycurious 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    My dad never told me he loved me only that "he likes me very much". The only times he's even hugged me in the past 10 years or so has been because he emotionally needed one. He was...
    lokiirs lokiirs 16-17, F Oct 26

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    I've been a girl keeping my **** together for 16 years and don't spill my guts out to anyone i just keep it all in i don't trust anyone i meet an when I've had enough i write or...
    gurlhates gurlhates 18-21, F Oct 29

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