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    Ok so this morning, my dad had a go at me for apparently "snapping" at him (which I didn't). Anyway, he said some pretty mean things which left me feeling upset.

    Shortly after, he left for work and has just sent me a text saying:
    "...you should think about how to act and I will consider giving you some money in the next few days..."

    I replied:
    "I'm not being obnoxious, but I truly believe I was not at fault this morning. Obviously you think I was, so therefore, I apologise."

    I honestly couldn't care less about his money, because as far as I'm concered, my parents owe me nothing (I'm 18). I just want to scream at him for being so mean to me for absolutely nothing.

    So should I have responded like this? Or should I have just said "yeah ok, it was my fault." Any advice is gratefully received. Thanks.
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    Ok so this morning, my dad had a go at me for apparently "snapping" at him (which I didn't). Anyway, he said some pretty mean things which left me feeling upset.

    Shortly after, he left for work and has just sent me a text saying:
    "...you should think about how to act and I will consider giving you some money in the next few days..."

    I replied:
    "I'm not being obnoxious, but I truly believe I was not at fault this morning. Obviously you think I was, so therefore, I apologise."

    I honestly couldn't care less about his money, because as far as I'm concered, my parents owe me nothing (I'm 18). I just want to scream at him for being so mean to me for absolutely nothing.

    So should I have responded like this? Or should I have just said "yeah ok, it was my fault." Any advice is gratefully received. Thanks.
    You sound like a 5 year old. Grow up. "I just want to scream at him for being so mean to me for absolutely nothing".
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    Did you ask him for money?
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    Seems like a reasonable response to me, don't accept the money though.
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    Do whatever you think is best, if you feel you were right then don't apologise. If you want his money then by all means apologise.
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    i think that was a good response. you told him you thought you didnt do anything wrong, yet you apologised anyway.
    i do that all the time with my parents, occasionally leads onto more arguments but if you dont want the money anyway then what does it matter?
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    'Be a good boy/girl for the next few days and I'll give you some money.' Nice :yep:

    If your dad was in the wrong, now he's trying to pacify you buy giving you money, anything for a quiet life right? If you think he was wrong then you shouldn't take the blame, your reply sounded reasonable and polite to be honest.
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    Seems like a mature response to me.
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    Well I was working up until last month, until they decided to make some cutbacks, so currently I am looking for a job, but finding it increasingly difficult.
    I don't regularly ask him for money, and if I do, I promise to pay it back once I'm earning.
    It just feels like he takes everything out on me, and some of the things he says can be really cutting.
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    Bored.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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    my mum told me to drive off the cliff today
 
 
 
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