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I Wish I Had a Dad

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    When i was little my dad came around alittle

    but was in and out of jail, i dont remember much from when i was little other than what my mom has told me. When i was 14 he wanted to come around. I let him come around we didnt really have a relationship but i tried to have a normal father-daughter relationship. When i was 16...
    Greysanatomy74 Greysanatomy74 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Yes i wish my father raised me and my sisters differently. I dont know how to complain to dad or even laugh with him or share any emotions ,thats how he raised us. Now dad has...
    saudifemale saudifemale 18-21, F May 7

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    My dad is the most judgemental, hypocritical, egotistical, in-empathetic, know-it-all, a*shole that has walked the earth. His intollerence and skewed views and racism and lack of...
    skrewd skrewd 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    One day, I hope to be as great as husband and father as my dad was. Though you left too early, you were the greatest man I've ever met. Love you. RIP
    EmoryDelf EmoryDelf 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    My dad died in June of 2012, we were never really close I guess you could say. I was diagnosed (as teen) with severe asthma, my dad had smoked since he was 15 and he always smoked...
    Lori8151970 Lori8151970 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Stupid arguments almost everyday and Id ring my mum after each and say "mum dads done this dads don't that" but the days we didn't were fun. Disney land when I was 7. All those...
    polarbearlove polarbearlove 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    I wish I had a dad that I could talk to, not one I am scared of, I wish someone would listen, I wish people wouldnt judge, I wish I was normal, I wish I had a better life, but my...
    ImNoAngel99 ImNoAngel99 13-15 May 14

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    If I had 3 wishes, i would waste one of them on my dad as it would be that my dad just fcuking drop dead already. I don't love him I don't hate him. I feel nothing towards him...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F 1 Response May 2

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    My Dad was just admitted to a special hospital for patients who are approaching the end of their life. I just learned this yesterday when I called my mother to wish her HAPPY...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 2 Responses May 11

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    i have a beautiful childhood, it was amazing.. but since highschool i have wished i was never born. i dont understand, i was studying hard for the national exam to get a good...
    kevindraarza kevindraarza 18-21, M May 7

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    A live CD of James Taylor was burned and still in the car that my dad had parked and left on in the garage of my grandmother’s house the night he suffocated himself in fumes...
    bmsly bmsly 22-25, F a week ago

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    I was molested by my dad from an early age . earliest memory I have is about five and I finally stopped it by letting my mom know at fifteen because I was afraid of how far he...
    aliciastra aliciastra 18-21, F 14 Responses 5 days ago

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    Growing up I had not realized how horrible of a dad my dad is. Now that i am mature enough to know what is right and wrong I noticed how disrespectful and selfish my dad is. I can...
    dfe213 dfe213 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    I really was until I was almost 16. He was my best friend. Not really a dad ever but a best friend but I wish sometimes I had like a real dad. Mine was also really young, he was...
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Trying to tell myself everything will be ok. Trying to tell myself I should just pretend, just smile at the upcoming family dinner as if nothing's wrong. Try to close one eye and...
    ThisStormShallPass ThisStormShallPass 22-25, F May 3

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    What is a Mother? For me I was lucky I had a friend’s mother stand up for me when I was young, and even before I fully understood what was being done I knew she loved me like her...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M May 9

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    If I had a time machine: I'd go back in time and make sure even when sian was telling me to die I didn't retaliate and tell her to cut again then people wouldn't have beat the...
    polarbearlove polarbearlove 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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