July 15, 2008 3:08am CST
I am really having a tough time lately with my dad. Its very hurtful and very frustrating. My dad and I have always been very close, and just lately we have really started to grow apart. I just don't like the person he's become. And don't get me wrong, I know that we are both changing as I have just recently graduated high school. But He has just relly changed. And I feel like it isn't for the better. He started a newish job position, and it's like his whole life revolves around it. He isn't a bad father, but the things that he has been doing lately really have sent me, my mom, and sister pretty distraught. But mostly my mom and I. He works 5 days out of a week. He works, sleeps, then works. Sometimes he will come with us and work out, but other than that he just works and sleeps. And then on his days off, he yells and moans and groans about anything and everything. And it's like he has nothing better to do than to talk about his job. When we're all together as a family, it's always talking about his job. And it gets very annoying. Literally all he talks about is his job. And whenever we try to have a conversation with him that isn't about his job, or isnt really all that important to him, he treats us like we're dumb or that he is the one who has the final say. And he can't ever be wrong. He always has to have the upper hand on us, and we're all getting to the point where we can't handle it. Especially my mom. But I find myself not wanting to see him, or be with him at all. Because all he talks about is his stupid job. And he dumbs me down, and makes me feel like crap. And he tries to get me to do things with him, but I just dont enjoy spending time with him like I used to. I just don't know what to do about it anymore. It hurts me so bad that he's changed for the worse, but how do I keep putting myself in his linesight of negativity. I dont wanna feel like Im so inferior to him anymore. He makes me get really hard on myself, and I can't really take that anymore from him. I just don't know what to do....