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Being stuck at home all day with my dad is really tiring. He

Being stuck at home all day with my dad is really tiring. He's really controlling and emotionally abusive. I'm also an introvert while he's a bit of an ambivert, so he constantly wants attention. My mom is on a trip overseas and because of the virus and some family matters, I'm not sure when she'll be back (she already changed her come back date like twice already, she was supposed to be back early last month). Being stuck with my dad all day is really tiring for me since he's been yelling at me for the tiniest things and constantly wants me to talk to him or be around him so he "won't feel alone" while I can't even have like more than 1-2 hours by myself a day. He won't let me stay in my room during the daytime either, if I'm in there for more than like half an hour, he comes upstairs and bugs me until I go downstairs. It's like he won't let me out of his sight and constantly wants me to be near him/give him some sort of attention. It's so frustrating, and adding onto the fact that he yells at me a lot for the tiniest things and doesn't respect my privacy/personal space or my need to be alone, I can't handle being around him, I just feel like I can't do anything I want anymore.

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[6880]
May 19

@bebobaBetty I've tried but he just doesn't really listen to me and says things like, "why do you like to be alone all the time? you shouldn't be in room all day."

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[3020]
May 22

Hi heart-shaped_moon, I love that name! It sounds optimistic and loving! The pandemic has brought a lot of insecurity and loneliness to so many.....it has really affected our parents and grandparents.....they are scared of the virus, they are scared for those they love, they are scared that life will not be the way it used to be. While your dad is very "needy" right now and that must be tough, these may be the reasons he is struggling to be without your presence. Since you are home alone with him, is it possible to take a walk together...or play a board game....or cards....or cook something together.....maybe doing something together will make it easier for both of you. Then you may be able to explain that you need a little time for yourself and he will be more understanding. He has been without your mom for an extended period of time as well and is probably worried about her and feels "off" without her around. Just some thoughts that might make it a bit better for you. Hope it helps. Stay strong! And be safe and well!

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[6880]
May 22

@HopeandMoreHope Thanks! We've been taking walks a few times a week so we've been able to do some things together and I've been helping a lot with chores around the house so...
Hope you stay safe and well too!

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