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I Wish I Had a Dad

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 Dec 6, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I wish he would. When I was little and mum and dad were still together everything was fine. We had great fun. Then they split up and he rang me every night. Then he got a "partner...
    justkitty justkitty 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I don't want to hate you..but sometimes i kinda do.You dissapointed me,let me down,i still have this image of you being a great dad to me in the past and of us being close I miss...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I am sick of unreliable parents who reject my dreams and hopes for the future every chance they get. Everytime. Everytime I bring up my YouTube channels and saving a dare...
    lostmelody lostmelody 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I wish I still had a daddy :(
    PrincessWhitney PrincessWhitney 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I get angry about how cards are dealt to people, myself mainly. I wish everything in life were different. I wish that no one had to be poor for others to live a life of...
    LDll LDll 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    ive moved around a lot as a kid and teen so didnt get to keep many friends id always lose contact. now im 19 Im a stay at home mom to my amazing 6 month old son and dont drive...
    brebauer brebauer 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Dad I just want to tell you that you were great, you were the best. You did an awesome job. I wish you were here so I could tell you that in real life.
    itscake itscake 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    Seriously, I just simply wish I had friends. Being inside all the time does not help that matter much. Being borderline agoraphobic doesn't help the situation much either. I'm like...
    LDll LDll 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    Well....at least I used to be. Many of you had read my stories of how I became a 'Daddy's" girl. He taught me everything. I will always be grateful for it. This year, since I came...
    daddyfun95 daddyfun95 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    So yeah I'm 17 and I haven't had a boyfriend. I have had a kiss but it was one of those icky disgusting ones when you're at a disco so I don't really count it as a kiss... I know I...
    eirbear eirbear 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    I've wished, a thousand times that I can remember of him. The type of man, that would only be alive in one's dreams. One that has the soul, of a stallion in which runs through the...
    Miranda1008 Miranda1008 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    I wish I had some close friends and we do a girls night out or a tea party or a night with food and chit chat and do girly stuff...I've never been that sort of girl to care about...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    I don't know where to start. As a kid my dad was the greatest person in the world, plain and simple. My sisters and I got everything we wanted and more, he let us do anything...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F Jan 2

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    My dad passed away suddenly almost 16 years ago. He was 47 years old. Three years from retiring, and spending his days fishing while my mom worked on her new career as a nurse...
    thecollierfamily thecollierfamily 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I lived with my mom and her mom from birth till I was about 6. she was 16 raising me. I didn't know any different, it was the way I was raised, how I was influenced, the life I...
    summerwinterfallspring summerwinterfallspring 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    my dad passed away march 31, 2009...just 4 days after my birthday. he battled cancer for 15 years but once it got to his brain, 5 weeks later he was gone. I am 32 years old and in...
    dkemama dkemama 31-35, F Jan 20

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    I'm looking for a Daddy that would like to talk, and be a more long term Daddy. I don't send lots of photos, and constantly message about naughty things. I can be a bit shy, and...
    DaddysBabyPrincess1 DaddysBabyPrincess1 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    My daddy left me and I am looking for a mommy and daddy or just one of them to love me and care about me.
    BGBroke BGBroke 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    One of my best friend's dad died the day before my 15th birthday, and I found out at school. I spent every single second thinking of her and how she was feeling. It was a horrible...
    nonolacayo nonolacayo 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    It's funny to look back at your childhood and see how much your relationship with certain family members changes over time. For a while, I thought I had a great relationship with...
    Andrew8022 Andrew8022 18-21, M Jan 9

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    Hi Dad, It’s been so long! I still feel the pain of when you were ripped away from me, I have a 9 year old son now, and His name is William. I wanted you to know that he reminds...
    Bluerayful1 Bluerayful1 46-50, M Jan 21

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