My Dad Has Two Families... And We Are Not The First One!

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  • Published: 14 June 2019
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    Hi. My name is Lisa, and while this story was taking place, my life went all the way to complete chaos. I mean, it's that kind of story where you question if you are who you are, and if anything you had ever known is real. And all this happened in a about week or so. I promise I'll try to remember everything correctly, sometimes all I can recall is just... emotions.

    I still remember pretty clearly the last day when everything was normal. It was a Sunday, and I'd spent the whole day together with my parents. My mom’s name is Melissa and my dad’s name is Tom. We had lunch at our favorite diner, went to the movies, and finished the day chilling in our front yard. We laughed so much that day, just the three of us. Then the next day my dad had to leave.

    It was just another trip of many. I've always known that he worked in a company with offices on both the West and East Coast. We live in California, so every other week he has had to fly to New York for 5 to 7 days. Sometimes these periods were longer, sometimes shorter. And it's been like this for years already, so I never questioned it. When he was away, mom and I would miss him a lot, of course, and look forward to him coming back. The family was not complete without him. In addition, when he was away, he was so busy, he couldn't even call us on some of the days. And he always said he missed us too, and that every day he would dream about coming home.

    So that time was just like any other time. He had his return ticket for a week later. Unfortunately, his birthday was during the week he would be away.

    The next day one of our teachers gave us an assignment to tell the class about how different government stuff works. Mrs. Jackson says she wants us to know more about adult life, so she gives us a lot of tasks that will help us years from now. I had to create a thorough report about tax returns: what are they for and how do we fill them out.

    I remembered seeing my dad fill those forms out a couple of days ago. He didn’t have time to file them, so he was going to do that when he got back. So, thinking that it would not be a big deal, I opened his desk drawer, where he kept all of his documents. The tax returns were there on top, so I started going through them. And here's what caught my attention. In the “dependent” column I saw several names that I'd never heard of in my life. These people had our last name, but I obviously did not know them.

    I did not want to jump to conclusions, but that was weird, right? When I took a closer look, I saw my name mentioned in this column twice. But... this is a really serious document! Everything was supposed to be double checked, so it could not be a mistake.

    Still I tried not to panic. And I did not want to tell my mom yet, because first I had to figure it out myself (my mom can get too emotional now and then). So, I thought, what if I searched these people on Facebook? At least I could get… something.

    I did. In fact I got a lot more than I expected. I found some of these people, not all of them, but who I did find was a girl with the same first and last name as mine. Her face looked somewhat familiar to me, and the whole situation was pretty creepy. She was a couple of years older than me. I started looking through her pictures and after tons of photos I found a picture that seemed to be taken on Christmas several years ago. There were a lot people at the table, and one of them, whose face was not fully visible, who looked very, very much like my dad about 5 years ago.

    I freaked out. But still managed not to panic, which was harder with every new discovery. Ironically, after all this happened, I got way more confident about me being able to think and act smart under pressure. And this time I decided to text the girl I had found, but with a lie. I pretended to be her allegedly very distant relative, who really wanted to find and get to know her family. So I asked her who the man in that picture was and what his name was.

    She replied really fast, saying she was glad to find a cousin that she didn't know either, and said that the man was her father and that his name was Tom. There was no doubt that it was my dad. And while I was trying to find a logical explanation (what if he left that family a long time ago and just wanted to leave it all behind?)... Lisa said: “He’ll be home from work soon, so I can ask him whatever questions you want!

    No, no, no, that would just ruin everything! I didn’t even consider that that might happen, but I already had another story in my head. Maybe I should be a novelist or something. So, dad had a birthday in two days.


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  • ACTUALLY HAPPENED
    ACTUALLY HAPPENED   1 months back

    That's the wildest story that has ever happen to her. After all, it's always about what we learn and how we react. If something like that has ever happened to you, don't hesitate to share in the comments.

    • Kpop and Bts lover
      Kpop and Bts lover  6 days back

      First

    • Holly Welch
      Holly Welch  6 days back

      @fishes in the h00d they put their email in the description.

    • Holly Welch
      Holly Welch  6 days back

      @Daivona Loveless they put their email in the description. I actually sent my story a few days ago.

    • rannapeerzada
      rannapeerzada  7 days back

      T 5c.

      .
      Ioi

    • Teryl Gadz
      Teryl Gadz  1 weeks back

      My dad has three how bout that?

  • asheep the sheep
    asheep the sheep  11 minutes back

    3:43
    *Illuminati theme song intensifies*

    • k b
      k b  5 hours back

      Ofcorse tour not the first one

      • k b
        k b  5 hours back

        Lots of people has two famills

        • Something Sheep
          Something Sheep  5 hours back

          Is it just me or does the narrators dad look like Jim from the office??

          • A bot
            A bot  6 hours back

            He has his parents they are also his family

            • Nolan Chavez
              Nolan Chavez  6 hours back

              Me too my dad

              • MC RISE
                MC RISE  6 hours back

                Who else went to FaceBook to see what they looked like

                • Fortnitekid12324
                  Fortnitekid12324  7 hours back

                  And easier way of putting the title of this video my dad divorced with another woman

                  • yoongiz
                    yoongiz  12 hours back

                    yo daddy a clown

                    • nadi
                      nadi  14 hours back

                      The dad looks like kim possibles dad xD

                      • Just Gamin'
                        Just Gamin'  15 hours back

                        My dad has three family's. I'm the second.

                        • Jarno Otter
                          Jarno Otter  17 hours back

                          Snake

                          • Caitlyn Joseph
                            Caitlyn Joseph  19 hours back

                            I finally watched the video..




                            Youtube are you happy? 😏

                            • miss slime queen
                              miss slime queen  21 hours back

                              That’s messed up ,sorry for laughing but the dad must have been stupid to name both OF HIS “DAUGHTERS “Lisa 😂😂😂 Lisa#1 and Lisa#2 I feel very bad for those families 😭😭I’ll u can do is pray 🙏🏾

                              • Leigh !
                                Leigh !  23 hours back

                                Me and my mom is from a 2nd family too...i was like crying when I knew my dad had a son, me and my dad only know that...my mom,my so called brother and my so called brothers mom doesnt know it...so I tried investigating my dad, My heart was like so painful when i saw my so called brothers account at facebook...and now, when i saw Lisa’s story...it reminded me of my father...so uhmmm i can relate😔👊🏻

                                • ed surita
                                  ed surita  23 hours back

                                  0:29 the cartoon crys whale the voice is emotion less

                                  • Schutzstaffel Agent
                                    Schutzstaffel Agent  1 days back

                                    In Islam this is like
                                    Normal

                                    • Rachel Casacca
                                      Rachel Casacca  1 days back

                                      Lifetime made a movie about this story or one similar called family picture. I think that's what its called at least

                                      • Lauren lucas-baynes
                                        Lauren lucas-baynes  1 days back

                                        Named two daughters the same damn name wtf

                                        • Lauren lucas-baynes
                                          Lauren lucas-baynes  1 days back

                                          The father was DIRTY

                                          • bapey on iPad
                                            bapey on iPad  1 days back

                                            wait she has facebook.




                                            :O

                                            • F4T1M4 B1B1
                                              F4T1M4 B1B1  1 days back

                                              I wonder is she did that adult life project thing....

                                              • Savage champion
                                                Savage champion  1 days back

                                                Omg I love this story soo much👌👏👏

                                                • Xavier pietig
                                                  Xavier pietig  1 days back

                                                  And my brother is my half brother and he tried to break my leg a fey days ago

                                                  • Xavier pietig
                                                    Xavier pietig  1 days back

                                                    Well im basically fine but every time i take a shower i have to put coconut oil on my back and also my classmates are so rude to me i cant even stand my school anymore and whenever i think of school I cry and i want to move away from Iowa

                                                    • jbfansa
                                                      jbfansa  1 days back

                                                      Kudos to the teacher giving homework that seems useful..during her "research" she didn't come across the number one rule...don't look at other people's tax returns

                                                      • @Katie Lambremont
                                                        @Katie Lambremont  1 days back

                                                        The half sister is an idiot

                                                        • TheSnowFoxParty
                                                          TheSnowFoxParty  1 days back

                                                          He is the worst type of guy. Guys like this should and forever be single

                                                          • Party Queen
                                                            Party Queen  1 days back

                                                            I want to give a thousand slaps to that father of hers. He isn’t even a father at all!

                                                            • Sanaz Hunter
                                                              Sanaz Hunter  2 days back

                                                              Ethan bradberry

                                                              • j4n3isyp
                                                                j4n3isyp  2 days back

                                                                Wow

                                                                • GOBLIN KING
                                                                  GOBLIN KING  2 days back

                                                                  Hey like that move ibdont remmember watvname its is so ye go look up muvis and whit two famalys

                                                                  • cykacica RBLX
                                                                    cykacica RBLX  2 days back

                                                                    i have 3 families








                                                                    in 2 of them i am a grandson

                                                                    • Gatcha Family Group
                                                                      Gatcha Family Group  2 days back

                                                                      Omg this happened to me

                                                                      • Dhruva Madhusudan
                                                                        Dhruva Madhusudan  2 days back

                                                                        Cool

                                                                        • Jorge Jimenez
                                                                          Jorge Jimenez  2 days back

                                                                          I mean cousins? Realities? Cousin you never meet

                                                                          • milo kosong
                                                                            milo kosong  2 days back

                                                                            Next: MY TWO WIVES DUMPED ME!

                                                                            Actually happened!

                                                                            • Jan-Ida Ripton
                                                                              Jan-Ida Ripton  1 days back

                                                                              And now (hopefully) he's in jail for bigamy

                                                                          • Baby Nadiyyah
                                                                            Baby Nadiyyah  2 days back

                                                                            What’s so wrong about him having two families he can be there for both of them he could’ve just left one family and left that family without a father in my eyes he is a good man who loved all of them I really don’t see what the problem is and why y’all would do that to him he did nothing wrong

                                                                            • Reema Alharbi
                                                                              Reema Alharbi  2 days back

                                                                              My dad has two family but we live together and we are ok with each other and we see it as one big family

                                                                              • Bre D
                                                                                Bre D  2 days back

                                                                                "I freaked out! But still managed not to panic"


                                                                                Wait... What?

                                                                                • Jan-Ida Ripton
                                                                                  Jan-Ida Ripton  1 days back

                                                                                  Maybe she meant she freaked out internally

                                                                              • memer boi 9000
                                                                                memer boi 9000  2 days back

                                                                                I'm so confusion

                                                                                • rapid destroyer
                                                                                  rapid destroyer  2 days back

                                                                                  The living room and kitchen and bathroom is lava in 5 4 3 2 1 dislike if your ashes like if your safe reply if your not inside do whatever you want if you dont even care TM

                                                                                  • Dirksz
                                                                                    Dirksz  2 days back

                                                                                    It's "quite common" , what...in...wow....

                                                                                    • Clone Munky
                                                                                      Clone Munky  2 days back

                                                                                      My dad basically has 2 families as well and my dad has the same name

                                                                                      • Brenda Cortez
                                                                                        Brenda Cortez  2 days back

                                                                                        This is the same thing with my grandpa.... but we’re his first family

                                                                                        • Alondra Cruz
                                                                                          Alondra Cruz  2 days back

                                                                                          Hi

                                                                                          • Adnan Sadoon
                                                                                            Adnan Sadoon  2 days back

                                                                                            She ruined his life... He was keeping them happy doing everything for his families...