Helplessness...

My dad works a lot, and get's stressed a lot and so i didn't really think much of it when he started calling me or my mother names when he got really mad or particularly stressed. That was two years ago, when i was 16, and since then it has just gotten worse and worse and a lot more frequent. And tonight he called my mom a ***** in front of some of our family friends, and when i stood up to him, and told him to take it back, that he wasn't gonna talk her, or me, like that, our "friends" just told me to calm down. My mom didn't do anything, and i'm torn between being furious at her for no doing or saying anything, and understanding her because they've been married for 25 years and my dad is the nicest guy you'll ever meet. I can't tell my friends what's going on because, like i said, my dad is a super nice guy and all my friends love him, and my mom also just tells me to calm down whenever i stand up to him and i don't know what to do anymore. I feel completely helpless.
Cloudberry94 Cloudberry94
18-21, F
1 Response Dec 14, 2012

I'm very sorry to hear this. Go to amazon and look up books on verbal abuse. They may teach you how to respond to your father and take action. Since you are eighteen, maybe think about seeing a psychologist. Best of luck