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Old 06-16-2013, 12:15 PM
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Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there. Now be a good dad and take your kids to the lake!
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:41 PM
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Wish I could go to the lake ... I'm 4500 miles away!
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:09 PM
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it'd be nice just to see or hear from your kid... been close to 2 years now since i did...
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:42 PM
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:17 AM
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it'd be nice just to see or hear from your kid... been close to 2 years now since i did...
Make something happen!
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:45 AM
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I agree. Life is too short. I wish that I spent more time with my dad before cancer took him away from us.
TRR, I don't know your situation but I hope you can move forward and put problems behind you.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:52 AM
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it'd be nice just to see or hear from your kid... been close to 2 years now since i did...
My father died of cancer in 09. It may have been what I needed to finally grow up. But it was the hardest lesson to learn. The lesson: life is short. He died at 49. Hr was my best pal. We talked almost everyday.

Tx, you make the effort. I can tell you first hand that at first your son probably thought it was easy for him to avoid you. Now it's embarrassing and he can't break the spell. You need to try. Try again. And then keep trying. It's your duty as his father. No matter who is wrong. He may die. You may die.

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Old 06-17-2013, 12:12 PM
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My father died of cancer in 09. It may have been what I needed to finally grow up. But it was the hardest lesson to learn. The lesson: life is short. He died at 49. Hr was my best pal. We talked almost everyday.

Tx, you make the effort. I can tell you first hand that at first your son probably thought it was easy for him to avoid you. Now it's embarrassing and he can't break the spell. You need to try. Try again. And then keep trying. It's your duty as his father. No matter who is wrong. He may die. You may die.

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I agree. Life is too short. I wish that I spent more time with my dad before cancer took him away from us.
TRR, I don't know your situation but I hope you can move forward and put problems behind you.
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Read up on parental alienation. Courts are biased against fathers (they still think it's 1950). Add those two together, and you will either lose 100% of the time or you’ll spend your entire life and bank account fighting for it. And for what? Your own kid acting like a little b*tch towards you? No thanks, she’s rapidly becoming her mother, a life support system for a c.

I made the efforts, believe me, Tex / Kyle should know out of anyone on here that I did.

At some point, you have to live your life looking forward through the windshield rather than the rear view mirror. Cut your losses, pay the monthly babysitting bill and move on in your life. There is more to this, but as she may be reading along with us silently, I will refrain from elaborating.

If you want an almost perfect synopsis on my situation, read points #1, 2, 6, 11, 13, 16, 17, 19... Then you might start to understand why I will always lose.

http://www.innocentdads.org/alienator.htm
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:54 PM
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Read up on parental alienation. Courts are biased against fathers (they still think it's 1950). Add those two together, and you will either lose 100% of the time or you’ll spend your entire life and bank account fighting for it. And for what? Your own kid acting like a little b*tch towards you? No thanks, she’s rapidly becoming her mother, a life support system for a c.

I made the efforts, believe me, Tex / Kyle should know out of anyone on here that I did.

At some point, you have to live your life looking forward through the windshield rather than the rear view mirror. Cut your losses, pay the monthly babysitting bill and move on in your life. There is more to this, but as she may be reading along with us silently, I will refrain from elaborating.

If you want an almost perfect synopsis on my situation, read points #1, 2, 6, 11, 13, 16, 17, 19... Then you might start to understand why I will always lose.

http://www.innocentdads.org/alienator.htm
Man I feel like I'm in your same boat with my mother. I have siblings much younger. And for a long time I helped financially to my mother etc etc. When the money train stopped the problems started. And my mother started using some of these tactics and things I read in this article with my younger siblings.

I understand your pain. I just think any amount of pain is worth the effort to at least try to keep communications going. Even if it's one sided. Eventually, they will realize that they have only seen one side. And yours might be greener

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Old 06-17-2013, 01:01 PM
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I was at the lake with my boys yesterday and took them out for some 7am wakeboarding sets. We went in for lunch and even found some good water mid afternoon, before heading home. It was a good day.

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