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Remembering Dad

This is a group for men who have lost their fathers. It is a place to mourn, celebrate, and remember our fathers and a place for men to share experiences and draw strength from one another.

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Started by Hunter. Last reply by Kenneth Armstrong on Wednesday. 4 Replies

I just turned 19 two weeks ago. On January 31, 2014, my dad OD'd in his office at work in the middle of the night. I found out from his partner at work who lives in our neighborhood. I came…Continue

My Dad - My first hero

Started by Dave O. Last reply by Michael J. K. Jan 25. 1 Reply

This is my first post I have been reading the board for awhile since my father got sick in Sept of 2014 and we learned it was terminal in Oct of 2014.I do not even know where to start as my father…Continue

Foreclosure of a dream

Started by Ryan James. Last reply by Michael J. K. Oct 20, 2014. 18 Replies

Guys, I have to let it out and please let me apologize to you first, some of you don't have the time or desire to read my story, but that's ok, I know the deal, and life is a busy thing for sure. no…Continue

My Dad and me and the "stair way to heaven"

Started by Max. Last reply by Michael J. K. Sep 9, 2014. 4 Replies

I don' t no if you guys read my 2 discussions on the state of the situations. But my Dad died earlier today. My Dad was a good man he was sick for most of my life but I remember so much and he was a…Continue

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Comment by Kenneth Armstrong on February 12, 2015 at 11:58am

Thanks Ryan. I'm trying to do the right thing, and just take each day as it comes. Someone on here said it best, I am acutely aware of Dad's absence.

Comment by Ryan James on February 11, 2015 at 2:42pm

Ken, you're definitely doing the right thing. Offer your support and help and check on her as frequently as you feel you can. She'll come around and it will take time for her, and you to process the sudden change in life as you knew it, with your dad there. It's been 10 months for me since I lost my hero...everything you said, yes sir, it's true and you're spot on..i've experienced much of the same and still am. It never leaves you, you just sort of look at the calendar one day and half a year has passed, wonder where did it go.  You'll get there and it will process in stages, but his loss will be there forever. Just keep strong in faith and family, you'll move through time and get through.

Comment by Kenneth Armstrong on February 11, 2015 at 1:18pm

Scott, thanks for confirming that I'm doing the right thing by giving Mama her time and some breathing room to process Dad's death, and her emotions, in her own way. I know we're both hurting, and ultimately we each have to find our own ways to reconcile this event in our lives.

Comment by Scott L Ferrell on February 10, 2015 at 6:48pm

You are doing the right thing. I backed off when my father died and I let my mother have her space. She will include you when she is ready. 

Comment by Kenneth Armstrong on February 10, 2015 at 12:12pm

Today marks one month since I lost Dad, and I still can't really "accept" that he's gone. I feel like I don't really have anyone in my life that I can spill my guts to, and I am trying not to let it render me totally non-functional. Mama has enough on her plate right now dealing with all the legal issues, and she's dealing with her anger over Dad leaving her with so much debt. I am trying to give my mother all the emotional & financial support I can, but on some level, I feel like she's keeping me at arm's length right now. I don't know what else to do but give her space, and try to deal with my grief as privately as possible.

Comment by Edward Warden on November 14, 2014 at 8:35pm

Today I remembered something that my Dad said: We were on the base, and we saw a sign that said, "Free Leann Womack Concert."  "I didn't know that she was in captivity," he said.  He did have a good sense of humor.

Comment by Michael J. K. on November 6, 2014 at 6:27pm

Nov. 9th would have been my father's 77 birthday.

He died in 1975 Jan 21.

Comment by Michael J. K. on October 19, 2014 at 4:35am

I had a friend of the family my moms friend after my dad died and he abused me.   I also had a close male friend about15 years older than me who was like a dad he did not abuse me.

Comment by terry sperling on October 17, 2014 at 2:46am

Guess not.

Comment by terry sperling on September 25, 2014 at 1:46pm

Anyone have any comments of having a step-dad after their father died?

 

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