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I Wish I Had a Dad

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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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    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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    my dad left when I was small I've never seen

    him since... I wish I knew if he ever wonders how I am or if I'm ok :/
    kittykittyoxc kittykittyoxc 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 still resent my father

    and stepfather for never taking an interest in me. I wish they knew how badly they ruined me for men. Being rejected by both so-called father figures really screwed me up. I chose bad men for some time. Now I just think all men are lazy, selfish, childish users.
    yppirt yppirt 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 25

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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 2 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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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 1 Response Sep 13, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    But he cant. He breaks plenty. And wonders why we leave. He says i plan to fail. He says i plan to manipulate. But. He fails by manipulating. And dominating...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 15

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    I wish a decent sugar daddy was easy to acquire. To bad everyone wants the girl next door.
    shestehsweetest shestehsweetest 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    Because of you mom had to work. hard, me and mom raised my bro and my sis, we had a harsh life because the duty of a dad is to look after his family and protecting them, i dont...
    mrsOrochester mrsOrochester 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    I've been finding out lots of things about myself recently, and they explain a lot. I only wish I had known them a long time ago. Better late than never, I guess.
    jessicadozen jessicadozen 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    Me and my dad always had a special bond growing up (currently i am 22). He always used to remind me that we had this special bond and i felt special. A few years ago when i was a...
    seraphimshay seraphimshay 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    **** you and everything you did to me. I'm glad you rot in jail for years, I'm glad you killed yourself out of your own insanity, and I'm definitely glad your burning in hell for...
    NapalmNinja NapalmNinja 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I used to think the world of my dad, I loved him so much. I miss that. My mum and dad haven't been together since just after my mum told him she was having me, basically because...
    QueenOfAwkwardness QueenOfAwkwardness 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    My Dad has an affair. He's been dating her for a year and maybe more. I moved to America last year for studying and I've just realized I'm losing my Dad.. When I first came here...
    whatsover whatsover 16-17, F Apr 13

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    I was a Daddy Dom to an 18yo in the Portland Oregon area. Searching for a new submissive daughter
    FatherPainOr FatherPainOr 46-50, M 13 hrs ago

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    Iiiiiii wiiiiissshhhh... Oh, do I wish... For two trying hands to soothe me, two forgiving eyes to live in... Two kisses here, two kisses there... Two moments of happiness...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    My dad is a really insecure, emotional, and irrational person. He gets angry over the littlelest of things and then blames everyone around him for making him feel miserable. He...
    mrbultitude mrbultitude 31-35, M Apr 2

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    I wish i could not remember my father. i wish i could not remember being bullied at a young age. i wish i could not remember my step dad being an alcoholic.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 9

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    I wish I have the power to talk to him again for real, touch him and tell him how much I love him. I miss you so much Daddy. The thoughts of you makes me cry. How I Wish I can feel...
    mySweetestMistake mySweetestMistake 31-35, F Apr 8

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    I have a dad. Technically I have three dads. I am a Christian and I believe God is my Daddy foremost. :) I have a dad who conceived me and I have a stepdad. I also consider my...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 9

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    I have an older sister, but that isn't the same. I want an older brother to care for me and be like a second father when most of the time my dad isn't, I want an older brother to...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 18

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    You know, growing up wasn't easy. It's not easy for a lot of people. My parents kept taking my brother and I in and out of schools like they changed their clothes. We moved...
    baybaetweed baybaetweed 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    my dad is always yelling at me and my brother and he is never friendly to me, he thinks i'm dumb but he doesn't even know me because he never talks to me, i wish i had a caring...
    clawaii clawaii 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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