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I Wish I Had a Dad

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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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    37 years later, you'd think his death wouldn't affect me anymore. He committed suicide after battling with bipolar disorder, and I have spent my life battling depression. What I...
    kalios kalios 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I've had daddies before, men from all over the world, spoiling me with gifts from my amazon wishlist. It gets me so wet when I receive them. Knowing a dirty older man is buying me...
    MissyLx MissyLx 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I wish I knew that you would leave, God. If I had known, I'd still be able to feel it when people touch my arm. And I mean really feel it, you know? Feel the warmth and energy. Now...
    becswiggins becswiggins 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I made some serious mistakes in my life . I really sinned . After I changed my life I had the most profound dream that completely changed me . In my dream , I saw myself standing...
    MalaJazz MalaJazz 36-40, F 11 mins ago

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    Dear You, First off, I heard you're with someone new. I am going to swallow my pride, and tell you I am happy for you. Although it has only been a week, and I feel that it is much...
    becswiggins becswiggins 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Whenever I found myself in pain or discomfort, I'd always try to pump myself up by saying, "You've been through worse." It helped keep my spirit up. But I can promise you I have...
    lovealyssa lovealyssa 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I lost my daddy but dead or alive I will always be daddy's lil girl . Love you daddy more than life .
    MalaJazz MalaJazz 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    I love my daddy ;) very very much
    beautylasts beautylasts 13-15, F 9 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I love my daddy a lot;) :)
    robinluvsyo robinluvsyo 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I am a very good little daddy's girl...
    missph missph 22-25, F 8 Responses 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 Aug 20

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    My dad is my grandfather (moms dad) not biologically but he is my dad and he is dying :( My biological father left my mother when she was pregnant with me, I have two older...
    lonewolfxx lonewolfxx 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Listen... I have only ever tried talking about this once in my life- to my family, and they though I was crazy so I never mentioned it again. When I was young, during the time I...
    YellowPurple YellowPurple 18-21, M 6 days ago

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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 Aug 16

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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 Aug 20

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    I am back living with my dad after spending two years from him. I hate that I'm back living with him.he is such an *******. I can't sleep right now becuz all I could think about...
    Hannarose Hannarose 22-25, F Aug 27

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    I want to tell my dad I love him and I wish he loved me back I'm here because you only get one dad and I'm lucky to have you but i wish you could see that why arnt you proud of me...
    foreverbellaalone foreverbellaalone 22-25, F Sep 3

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    I need a dad to guid me and teach me and can come up with punishments for me when needed and Will ask me who I'm talking to and about what and will monitor my page because my real...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 5

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    I'm 26 years old and the last time I saw my dad I was 18 - on the day I got on a plane and left for college. He has messaged me through Facebook off and on over the last few years...
    aviatrix17 aviatrix17 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My anger and cross-dressing problems started off small, I guess that was normal, but they kept on escalating, I used to think that the two had nothing in common, but then I noticed...
    geary97 geary97 16-17, M Aug 24

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    After I got pregnant at 18 I told my parents and dad said he never wanted to see me again and I had ruined my life. That was fine by me. At that point I hated dad for how he...
    Renee305 Renee305 26-30, F Aug 28

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    When i was a very little girl, between 2 - 5 i think. My daddy left us. Us being me, my brother, and my mom. She worked very hard to take care of us. Therefore I never had a lot of...
    CleverSiri CleverSiri 13-15, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    In this weird way, I find it hilarious. Maybe its just the situation surrounding it, and my coping mechanism? Who knows... But, I moved out it August... I had to. I had originally...
    TubaAtheist TubaAtheist 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    My dad past away years ago. He use to take care of my mom and I. Since he's gone, I have to take care of my mother. Not physically, she is not sick and takes care of herself very...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 18

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