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"Do anything good for your birthday?" one of your friendly B3TA moderator team asked in one of those father/son phone calls that last two minutes. "Yep," he said, "Your mum." Tell us about dads, lack of dad and being a dad.

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(, Thu 25 Nov 2010, 11:50)
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I miss my daddy.
I'm not going to have anyone to walk me down the aisle when I'm wearing that beautiful white dress on the happiest day of my life. I won't have a dad to cheer me on at my university graduation. I've never brought a terrified boyfriend home to meet his girlfriend's father. I never had a dad to tell me that I'm not going out dressed like that, young lady. To go tobogganing with me in the snow. To meet his grandchildren, whenever they may come along. To hold my hand while I waited in hospital to see if there was something wrong with my heart. To console me when I got my A-levels. To drop me off at uni.

My dad killed himself ten years ago last spring. I was eight. I still miss him, every single day.

I hope none of you have suicidal feelings, but if you do, please stay strong, and please don't give in - if not for any other reason than the people around you. It got too much for my daddy, and now I'll never get to know him, or hear his stories from his childhood, or ride in his Riley again.

Rest in peace, daddy.
(, Tue 30 Nov 2010, 9:58, 11 replies)
Suicide's a horrible thing, especially in the family. Sorry to hear it.
Have you any brothers? I've given both of my sisters away when they tied the knot. It made me very proud.
(, Tue 30 Nov 2010, 10:04, closed)

No siblings - it's just me and my mum. I might force her to wear a suit for it :P
(, Tue 30 Nov 2010, 10:11, closed)
I'll do it!
I'm a dab hand at it now!
(, Tue 30 Nov 2010, 10:32, closed)
Wow - that's terrible.
It's things like this that are the stark reminder of why suicide is absolutely unacceptable in every way.
(, Tue 30 Nov 2010, 10:14, closed)
^ *This is the stupidest thing on the internet right now*

(, Tue 30 Nov 2010, 10:30, closed)
No YOU are!

(, Tue 30 Nov 2010, 10:35, closed)
A sticky subject.
And I think this is a bit of a sweeping statement, although it's possible your own views may be coloured by personal experience- I don't know. But black and white absolutes only really serve to get people's backs up.
(, Tue 30 Nov 2010, 10:49, closed)
I am more than happy to debate it
But don't think this thread is perhaps the place to do so.
(, Tue 30 Nov 2010, 10:58, closed)
Perhaps not.
Feel free to drop me a line on here if you fancy a chat.
(, Tue 30 Nov 2010, 12:40, closed)
agree. Christ, the story had me choking back tears FFS!
(, Tue 30 Nov 2010, 10:51, closed)
It's hard...
I've been that low, I really have - it's my kids that kept me from doing anything like this.

My favourite uncle, however, was that low - he killed himself and I think his 7 or 8 year old daughter found him - she's about 20 odd now and hasn't been right mentally ever since :(
(, Tue 30 Nov 2010, 12:30, closed)

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