I'm 22 and I live away from home. My father has a serious problem. Its like he was abused as a child. He offends everyone. He comes across as an arrogant prat but I don't think he is. I think hes just troubled. The rest of the family are in agreement that enough is enough. We've just stopped visiting him as he lives alone. I feel bad but seeing him is detrimental for me. Is there anything I can do because I'm at a loss now
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Completely lost watch
- 18-07-2009 23:27
- 18-07-2009 23:35
Leaving him alone will only probably make him worse. If you think there's something wrong with him mentally why don't you ask him to get help and maybe say that it's the only way he will get his family back (without making it sound like a threat or blackmail).
- 18-07-2009 23:39
Maybe write a letter to your dad expressing all your feelings and posting it to him, it may be the next best thing to seeing him face to face if you cant face it at this time. As said he is likely to need help, this could be an option to you.
If he is still not how you would like him to be and effecting you, maybe it is okay to give him some space he may then see what he has done or is doing and actively try and change.
- 19-07-2009 12:29
SHT$T So easy to forget the anonymous button
- 19-07-2009 12:34
You Saw Nothing
- 19-07-2009 12:40
Try to be supportive and explain to him how you feel. Try to urge him to get help and open up to you all about why he's acting the way he is