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I Wish I Had a Dad

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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...
    Theonethatlivesatnight Theonethatlivesatnight 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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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...
    ddb1 ddb1 18-21 2 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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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...
    LielleRose LielleRose 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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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...
    jenelleelaine jenelleelaine 16-17 1 Response Jan 21, 2009

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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...
    Michael32 Michael32 41-45 1 Response Apr 21, 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...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F Apr 22, 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...
    TrueBlueKid TrueBlueKid 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30, 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...
    Happypeoplesmile Happypeoplesmile 18-21 Jul 8, 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...
    gypsygirl2 gypsygirl2 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2011

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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...
    rockgirl rockgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2007

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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...
    biarodrigues95 biarodrigues95 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 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...
    imnottypical imnottypical 18-21 1 Response Oct 26, 2008

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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...
    bhavyasai3 bhavyasai3 13-15 1 Response May 3, 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...
    FlavioW FlavioW 18-21, M 2 Responses May 24, 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...
    Lynne48 Lynne48 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2010

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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...
    EmmaJayne13 EmmaJayne13 13-15, F 7 Responses Mar 11, 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...
    axelval axelval 18-21, T Dec 24, 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...
    CheekyGeek CheekyGeek 41-45 4 Responses Apr 23, 2010

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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...
    tasertag tasertag 16-17 2 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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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...
    lilychop lilychop 16-17, F Mar 26, 2012

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    My dad passed away when I was 9. I'm currently 15 now. At this age, we experience lots of different emotions and events, don't we? Sometimes I just wish my dad is here for me. When...
    xxrara xxrara 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    My dad is a mama's boy. My grandma is 93 years old. He picks her up from my aunt's house everyday so that she won't be alone. He cooks and looks after her everyday. In midst of...
    jjyc028 jjyc028 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wish I had had a real Father. A dad that loved and cherished me and my brothers. My dad is an emotionally abusive man. He is also a severe narcissist. I stopped speaking to him...
    Howyahorse Howyahorse 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    "I Needed A Dad But He Needed A Needle" This is my first post so bare with me. Before I start. Thanks for reading and caring. Means allot to me. Really does. Now first off.It's...
    UnknownStatistic UnknownStatistic 18-21, M Apr 1

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    Is there some kind of diagnosis or personality defect that would be exhibited by a person having numerous close friends and being a pillar of the community, but having no interest...
    calpeach27 calpeach27 36-40 Mar 24

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    So, I have posted some stories on here about my stepfather. But, not one yet about my biological father. My daddy. That's what I've always called him, but is he really a dad. Does...
    imjustemma imjustemma 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Im 16 and have been with my boyfriend for a year now and I had my abortion about 3 weeks ago. It was honestly the biggest mistake of my life. Basically when I first found out I...
    beccabird beccabird 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I ran into my dad at the pub last weekend. I haven't seen him in a year which is impressive considering I live 6 blocks from him. Some of his front teeth were missing and his hair...
    justbelieve justbelieve 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    My dad was and still is the most important person to me. Hes the only one who really cares about me and what happens to me. My mom wishes she never had me, my brother and sister...
    noone447 noone447 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    The past goes, the present comes, and the future awaits, yet I wish it didn't. I've never been a people person, always in the background. I am the wallflower of the world. I am...
    UnwantedShadow UnwantedShadow 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't talk to my dad either probably never will He did some very bad things to me growing up. I won't hold onto it. I will make sure that when I have children they will have the...
    brinaadams brinaadams 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    My dad and mum when they were together:) I miss it when I was like that. Even though they fought and my dad did some bad stuff to get money for our family.My dad made my mum happy...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Mar 25

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    I joined this website mainly because I feel I can't talk to anyone else about what I'm thinking. This is a good place to vent my frustrations about my life and not be judged or...
    Wednesdayschild15 Wednesdayschild15 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I miss my dad, I still get to see him but it's like he's just a stranger. I thought he was trying to get off drugs and wanted to be part of my life but I was wrong. My dad is at my...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F Apr 5

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    My dad works away and his current shift is 3 weeks away and 4 days back. The whole working away thing isn't new to me, as he's been doing it since I was 7, but all of a sudden it's...
    Nicolicious1 Nicolicious1 13-15, F Mar 31

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    So I have a love/hate relationship with him. I love him, because he's my dad and I'm supposed to. But if you were to ask me if I like him as a person...no I don't. He was a...
    estrellita75 estrellita75 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I had it rough growing up. The first 5 years of my life were very traumatic. Born prematurely and at 24 weeks. Spent the next 6 months of my life in an incubator being fed...
    Findingteesh Findingteesh 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I always wanted a sister growing up. I grew up as an only child. I knew my mom had another baby after me, but he lived with his dad and I never got to know him. Growing up, things...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I had a full thyroidectomy just a few weeks ago actually. I had a lump on the right side for over two years and when I said something to my ear nose and throat doctor after...
    PlagueRat89 PlagueRat89 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    When i was born, i was given the name Reign, my parents gave me the worst name ever. Thanks to them, i suffered so much bullying and hurtfulness and I would like to tell you my...
    Lostmydreamstothem8 Lostmydreamstothem8 22-25 Mar 17

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    My dad wasn't at my birth I didn't remember him till I was 5 and saw him I haven't seen him since I'm 14 now and he calls my mom talks to him but I chose to not to him because he...
    hardlife123 hardlife123 18-21, F Mar 16

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    My dad went to jail a long time ago. I have feelings of hate but I don't know if I actually know any real hate towards him. He went to jail for molesting my sisters and I he's been...
    brrodosako brrodosako 16-17, F Mar 25

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    Growing up my biologically was apart of my life. I would spend weekends with him and we would do things together that I don't really remember cause I was such a little girl. From...
    wishfulhopeful wishfulhopeful 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I honestly don't know if there is anything worse than losing a parent to suicide. I talked to my dad the night he killed himself. He was drunk, and I thought was just talking crazy...
    Kaytee120 Kaytee120 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    My story goes like this, 1991 me and my brother was shipped to the Adriatic Sea without mom and dad , because it was war in my City!!! Without mom and dad I didn't brushed my teeth...
    Mamalove163 Mamalove163 31-35, F Apr 2

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    People at school make fun of me for not having a dad. They say "What Dad" and "Get a Dad kid" to me. It's very depressing and I want to find my dad so I can show them I do have a...
    Nodad Nodad 22-25 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Before I was adopted for a short time I lived with my biological mother and her Fiancé. Well he was so close to me i called him dad for a while. his name was brian and I adored...
    KenzR KenzR 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I can say that all of the people around me say that their dads shared a lot of joy and love towards their sons...but me was different as when dad used to stay at home...he kept...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    So yesterday, dad decided to play guitar at 10:30 right when I decided to go to bed. And he doesn't even play nice music, he just plunks the strings in repetitive patterns in...
    Juls4 Juls4 16-17, F Mar 28

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    Well not my dad I couldn't give a **** about him. He could be dead for all I know. My Mum worries me, she's so unhealthy. In a few weeks shes getting major surgery and I wanted to...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F Mar 30

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    In third grade they laughed at me because I wore all black. I couldn't afford new clothes, these were given to me. In fourth grade they laughed at me because I never had anything...
    HeyItsKaylaMay HeyItsKaylaMay 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I had this dream. Where I wanted the feeling of a man 'loving me and keeping me safe within his heart' .... Since no one was in that place yet, I knew daddy still felt like that...
    ASoldiersLoveBug ASoldiersLoveBug 22-25, F Apr 2