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Unhappy My dad didn't even text me on my birthday - July 10th 2010, 09:02 AM

I turned 17 on July 8, and my dad didn't make any effort to contact me to wish me a happy birthday. I live in Canada, and he lives in Scotland, and I didn't get a birthday card or a phone call, and not even a text or an email. I know this sounds like I am a whiny child, but I love my dad with all my heart, and we've always been very close, in fact, he once told me that I have always been his favourite child, so I expected some kind of contact from him. I moved here in November and he didn't send me or my sister a Christmas present. He lives with his girlfriend and her 2 daughters, and they are expecting a child in December. I feel like he is using this new baby to replace me, and they're actually going to call the baby Molly of it is a girl, which is a diminutive of my full name, Margaret. I feel really hurt that he didn't wish me a happy birthday, and then I feel immature and selfish because it shouldn't be a big deal.
   
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Re: My dad didn't even text me on my birthday - July 10th 2010, 07:46 PM

Don't feel like your whining or being selfish. I know it hurts, my dad did the same thing on my birthday when I turned seventeen. Im sorry that this has happened to you. Maybe he just forgot and yes I know that is sad and pathetic but it could be true. If it hurts this much, try talking to him. Shoot him an email or write to him. You could call him if you'd like and talk about it and tell him it hurt.

Im so sorry. It sucks when this happens and hurts. But it will get better.


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Re: My dad didn't even text me on my birthday - July 12th 2010, 07:47 PM

You are definitely not a whiney child. In fact, I don't blame you for being hurt. That was a very unthoughtful thing for him to do. He may have forgotten? Perhaps try calling him or send him an e-mail telling him it was your birthday, tell him it hurt you when he doesn't even make an effort to call you or send you anything. If he can't even reply to you or say anything back, then he's not a real father and isn't deserving of your love or your attention. If he can't even be caring towards you, don't show him any compassion back.
I think biological connections are not what matters, but the people who stick around and love you and treat you like family are the people who really matter in your life.
   
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Re: My dad didn't even text me on my birthday - July 12th 2010, 08:14 PM

At least he didn't ring you a week before and tell you that you weren't getting anything!

It hurts - but you know what? Move on ... Don't wallow in self-pitty over it ... He obviously isn't worth it.


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Re: My dad didn't even text me on my birthday - July 13th 2010, 12:07 PM

Happy belated birthday. Have you heard from your father yet?




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Re: My dad didn't even text me on my birthday - July 17th 2010, 07:22 AM

Yes, my mum emailed him to tell him that she was ashamed of him for not making an effort, and he sent me an email not 3 minutes later saying he "had been busy at work."
   
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