I try to visit my family at least twice a month if not more.  It’s difficult to visit when dad is an abusive ass. He still insults, makes fun of you, and really gets under my skin. His negative energy and the anger I have towards him for being so physically abusive in the past.

 He says he doesn’t remember what he did. Mom believes him, but I’m just in awe that he even said that. I’m not looking for apology anymore because I’ll never get it. 

I just want to have a good time with them when I visit not have to listen to his negativity and my mom’s endless complaining about him. I hope it will be a good Christmas this year.


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December 9, 2018

Thank you. It’s just awful how they act that way with family. In front of others they are so kind.

December 10, 2018

I hope that you do have a good Christmas and that you can feel good about yourself. Welcome to Open Diary!

December 10, 2018


Thank you! Such a supportive and easy to use site.

December 11, 2018

@chubunicorn I’m glad that you think so 🙂 supportive is really important to us here.

December 10, 2018

I’m sorry to hear about your relationship with your father… he might have a mental issue and not even realize it. My mom was similar.

December 10, 2018


Sorry to hear you went to similar with your mother. Parents are not what we expect or need at times.