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I Wish I Had a Dad

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    So I got off work early and I live at home with my dad .. I ask "hey, can we meet up for dinner, been months since we have .." He's like I'll think about it and please now the...
    rachelll01 rachelll01 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    So yesterday I was bummed dad wouldn't go out to eat after promising me .. Today his gf and her daughter are over her and she says they offered them to go to the Cheese Cake...
    rachelll01 rachelll01 18-21, F Jul 11

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    Yes but don't no him ! 😭😭😭😭
    scared850 scared850 13-15, M Jul 10

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    i wish my dad trusted me.. i wish i could undo that day.. 🔴🔵🔴🔵🔴🔵🔴🔵🔴🔵🔴🔵🔴 i wish i never met him.. i wish i never loved him...
    oliviamarie5524 oliviamarie5524 13-15, F Jul 16

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    I've had daddy fantasies a few times recently...... My dad is the perfect guy and it's so hard to find good guys who have his amazing qualities. It feels really awkward and bad but...
    luckey872 luckey872 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 7

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    Saturday morning I was getting breakfast and dad told me to hurry up before he died of starvation. I was in a funny mood so told him to do it his bl**dy self if he wanted it...
    RBTina RBTina 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Daddy, I love you. No matter what. Even if I don't express my feelings I want you to know that you mean the world to me. I want you to know that your my inspiration. I don't know...
    velvetybat velvetybat 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I met my OH when I was 13 and he was 15.... we are pretty much together since than with some on/off phases inbetween. When I was 18 I had an affair with his younger cousin who was...
    anniecherry anniecherry 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I lost my 4 year old Yorkshire Terrier to Leukemia. It was around my birthday when we started to notice his odd behavior and poor appetite. He loved food, treats, toys, attention...
    Tyger4 Tyger4 22-25 3 hrs ago

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    I wish I had more positive childhood memories with my mother growing up. She made many poor decisions throughout my lifetime and unfortunately we've never been very close. It's...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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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 1 day ago

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    I've just had my first experience as a girl. I finally got brave enough to go onto amazon and but a ton of nice clothes and a wig. To make the situation even better I've had the...
    dawncutie dawncutie 18-21 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Does my mom love my dad? Ever since I was young I felt no love attraction between them. He has hit her once before and yelled at her but he clams to love her. And you can tell he...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F Jul 7

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    {Pre-amble... I was told this story was far too long... and probably should be kept to myself. Initially, I deleted it, but I've decided to post it... you be the judge.. it is my...
    lifu0427 lifu0427 56-60, M 8 Responses Jul 10

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    I wish I could say " I totally get it"...... how rapidly things change...... You bounce from one to another like a bored child. I wish I could say "I totally get it"..... but it...
    thataussie thataussie 36-40, M 56 mins ago

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    I'm a 14 year old girl and I live with my mom. I live with my dad too but he might as well not even be there. He drinks all the time and goes out with his friends and stays out...
    ilovemyepmom11 ilovemyepmom11 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    my dad kind of started not liking me by the time i was 12. he was always questioning me like i was doing something wrong. he would point out the flaws on my face bc puberty made me...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    My mother burst into tears…cried loudly in front of me…..she had a mental break out because of the many worries and problems she facing at 60 years age….mom has a 40 years...
    saudifemale saudifemale 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I changed my personality 3 times since I was born, cuz if I stayed the same I would've killed myself when I was 9. The first time i changed my personality was because of my...
    Kirakat14 Kirakat14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    My relationship with my father..... I wish me and my dad were best friend, I wish that he would hug me and hold me when he wrap his big hand around me and I feel his warmth and...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    A 5 year old girl had a panic attack. he passed away, she left and never looked back. She loved her daddy so much. That little girl was me. lost little soul wondering why her daddy...
    kjonesr kjonesr 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I have been asking for a daddy to help TAKE CARE of my needs. I would like for him to PROTECT and SUPPORT me. I'd like a young daddy who is mature... this is just my ideal though...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I just wear them because I like to... I don't feel the pressure to be or act like a woman to feel sexy wearing a bikini. I hope more men can agree and we can just move on, because...
    WedgeHeelsRock WedgeHeelsRock 36-40, M 18 hrs ago

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    I never have to see her again now..now its time to really move on, now its time to stop obsessing, stop checking if shes been online, stop wishing and hoping she cared more. I just...
    Greggerz Greggerz 26-30, M 12 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Dad I'm sorry we've not spoken in a long time. Sometimes you're too busy doing dumb stuff like this in the wee small hours rather than actually phoning you!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago