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I Wish I Had a Dad

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't have any recollection of loving my dad when I was young, though the photos show me with a huge grin on my face. Through all my teenage years, I have had to suffer with...
    nobodyhastoknow nobodyhastoknow 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    It's been ten years since he walked out the door and I still want him back. I can be independent on my own, I can live without him, but I still wish for daddy love...
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I wish I was little bit taller, I wish I was a baller, I wish I had a girl who looked good I would call her. I wish I had a rabbit with a hat and a bat and a six four Impala.
    MaxSinner MaxSinner 31-35, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Ever since I can remember, my dad has never seemed to like me. I know he loves me (I mean, he's my father..he HAS to love me right?) but I feel like he wishes he had different...
    mad1051 mad1051 16-17, F Aug 14

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    I'm 16 years old, and I wish I had a dad, period. My dad is no good, I haven't talked to him in over a year because of something I didn't do, he holds grudges and he talks bad...
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 13-15, F Jul 28

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    My dad was an alcoholic and a druggie. most of all he was violent towards my mother. he would threaten too kill her and beat her all the time. worst off all, I saw it happen. all i...
    RLB2000 RLB2000 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    One Saturday daddy was reading the paper and asked me to get him his glasses and I told him to get them himself he asked me again and I ignored him! So he got up from his chair...
    britbrat95 britbrat95 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I wish I had some one right now I'm in Christchurch nz lol
    rekrmybum rekrmybum 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    ... and now he is close to dying. He is in the ICU in an induced coma to see if his body can recover. Bad shape, not looking good. I have never had a good relationship with my...
    tuckshoparms tuckshoparms 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    A year ago today I watched my Dad take his final breath. I can't believe he's gone. I didn't want him to die alone so I drove 5 hrs to the VA home and stayed by his side for most...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Now I'm back again from the trip, I had a great time! But the sad part is that I have to go back to school in Denmark:( I don't want to live there, because I don't get to see my...
    josephineclaire josephineclaire 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I had an abortion the day after Valentines day 2014. I had just had a baby-who I love more than anything. I was in a stupid, bad relationship. He's horribly addicted to drugs and...
    ah2013 ah2013 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 24

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    Over the past couple of days, I've been looking through all of our old photos- you know, the kind where you actually had to go to a shop to get them specially printed. Well, they...
    EmmaLL1999 EmmaLL1999 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    My dad left me at home at the age of 2 with my 7 year old sister to look after me while he was out getting drunk, then dropped me off with my mom and I never saw him sense. I wish...
    animeobsessed18377 animeobsessed18377 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I wish I had a dad my real father left me when I was young hope there's someone out there (man) Tht can be my dad on ep :/
    AlexMafia15 AlexMafia15 13-15, M Jul 26

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    I was brought up in a household of a loving mother and two brothers, one older and one younger. My dad was violently abusive towards my mother all through out our childhood, even...
    Keepingitalways Keepingitalways 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    I don't really know where to begin all I know is I really need to get this off my chest. My Dad a wonderful man and an even better Dad. He was 19 when him and my Mum had me. He...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    I had authoritarian parents. They made rules just for the sake of making rules and it didn't matter how I felt and it didn't matter if the rules made sense or not. I never felt...
    TheDrunkDuck TheDrunkDuck 36-40, M Aug 2

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    My dad ripped our family apart when he cheated on my mom and although my dad mostly provided physical needs for my brother and I, when it came time for the emotional needs he just...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Dear Daddy, You always said Scott, Lauren and I were the lights of his life. But honestly, you were always the light of my life. You were there for me 24/7. I could tell you...
    samantha280 samantha280 18-21, F Aug 12

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    My whole life i have always had a close relationship with ALL of my family members. But ever since my dad has passed away my family doesn't seem close anymore. Like when we have...
    armchairlama9 armchairlama9 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I Sont Get along With My Dad At All . He Causes My Mom Too Much Pain . I Don't Like Him Nor Do I Want To Love Him . **** Him . I Hate To Have To Look Aht Him Everyday . It Makes My...
    DeeplyLoved43 DeeplyLoved43 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    My dad who I've recently got in contact with brought me out of town where I met my little brother and his mum. I was with my granny for a few hours today and we had a lovely time...
    cmdoran cmdoran 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I wish I could tell my dad the following :" dad u r a heartless person who makes his children live in horror and in front of ppl u act like the most perfect dad . U r a heartless...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F Aug 4

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    I wish he never left me here so confused for another family I wish he figured himself out before he had me I wish I was good enough for him
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 7