Feeling alone because I have no father.

United States
August 11, 2009 12:22am CST
My father left me when I was young and sometimes I think it affects me. I use to not notice it because my mother does everything she can to take care of me and I have great and loving grandparents who also care for me. I didn't think it mattered that I don't have a dad but sometimes I just feel so alone, like I'm not protected.
4 responses
@divkris (1163)
• India
11 Aug 09
Please don't be hard on yourself and your supportive mother and grandparents too. Be happy that you have a lovely,protective mother and caring grandparents instead of worrying about a person who doesn't want you. Live for yourself and live for those who support you. Please understand that one shoudl be self-confident and also be self-protective. You don't expect your parents to protect you till the end, do you? Don't take me wrong - i'm not being rude but i think in these circumstance you should be a little practical - that is it
• United States
11 Aug 09
I know I should take care of myself but I believe that because I lacked a father figure in my childhood, when I'm by myself at nights like this one, I feel scared and alone. My family have done a lot for me and I don't blame anyone for my feelings. I just need to be stronger.
• Indonesia
11 Aug 09
Indeed, a child needs both parents, father and mother. Because both parents of a complete, will have a child protection and care for the good growth, both physical and soul. However, sometimes a child does not have any parents who have full or single parents, sometimes have only one child's father or mother. This is usually cause problems for a child, but when single parents are able to function as a father or mother, I think this is not a problem, as has been done by your mother, even though sometimes psychosis also affect a child with this problem.
• United States
11 Aug 09
It would have been better if my father was also around but I wouldn't think selfishly as to say my mother should have loved him no matter what just so I can have a father.
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
11 Aug 09
i come from a broken family too...I had my dad around all the time but It's as good as i didnt have a dad at all i couldn't count on him on anything, even financial when I was growing up my mom is away working to help us kids when we were growing up, but though she's far, i felt i always have her around me. yea...we do get used to it...but if we think about it, it's kinda sad to be in this kind of situation just have to be strong=)
• United States
11 Aug 09
My mother worked hard to raise me and my brother too and I'm grateful to her for that. We'll all be strong :)
@roxydiva (29)
• United States
11 Aug 09
Awww, sweetheart...please don't feel alone. I didn't have my father most of my life, but when I did I only had him for a few months and he passed. So I went through exactly what you are. Thing to remember is to cherish those around you. You can not go back in time and get your father to make you feel better, but you can have a bright future full of those who love you. Take care my love, and it might be a good point to get some therapy, it helps alot.
• United States
11 Aug 09
I'm sorry about your father. Thank you for the kind words. I do know that there's people who love me but I think it will always affect me that I grew up without a father.