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My dad left

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Why did my dad leave


Hey there, thanks for your question!

First off, we want to say that we’re really sorry to hear that your dad left. That’s a tough situation to deal with, and it’s totally understandable if you’re feeling a mix of emotions right now. It’s okay to feel sad, confused, angry, or anything else you might be experiencing. Just know that you’re not alone in this.

Sometimes, parents leave for reasons that have nothing to do with their children. It could be because of difficulties in their own lives, struggles with mental health, or problems in their relationship with your other parent. It’s important to remember that whatever the reason may be, it’s not your fault. Parents leaving has nothing to do with how much they love their children, and it doesn’t reflect your worth as a person.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or just need someone to talk to, there are people who can help. The Childline team is here for you, and we understand what you’re going through. You can reach out to us anytime, day or night, by phone at 1800 66 66 66, or through our Live Chat service at We’re there to listen, support you, and explore your options with you. Your call or chat is confidential as we do not see your phone number, trace calls or see your IP address.

Remember, you are never alone, even though it might feel like it sometimes. There are people who care about you and want to help you through this tough time. Hang in there, and take things one day at a time. You’re stronger than you know, and you will get through this. So you can be sure that it is a safe space for you to talk about anything on your mind, big or small.

Look after yourself, and know that your dad leaving is not your fault, and you do not have to go through this challenging time on your own,


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