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My dad is very manipulative and controlling, and I feel like there's nothing I can do about it. How do I go about escaping or confronting him?

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Last Updated: 02/08/2016 at 12:56am
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April 29th, 2015 11:19am
I don't know whether escaping him would be the best course of action. If your mother is around, talking to her may be the best idea, explain to her how he makes you feel. If not then I would ask him to listen to what you have to say. Explain why you feel like he's being controlled. Ask him to refrain from interrupting you while you tell him how you feel, then once you've finished, give him a chance to put his point across. He may not see himself as controlling, it may be that he loves you very much but he's showing it in a way that doesn't appear loving to you.
July 4th, 2015 12:32pm
I'll try to confronting him first. Gather myself in doing so while asking looking for supportive team that I might need pre-during-after the confrontation.
September 6th, 2015 12:12am
Although this can be a difficult situation but you have to try to talk with him if he is making you feel this way. If you feel you can't , perhaps incorporating help from a trusted adult, family member or friend can help you. If you are an adult, perhaps seeking advice from a counselor or therapist can also help.
February 8th, 2016 12:56am
Stand up ti him and tell him to stop, try not escape because that'll make things worse, stand up to him and if it doesn't work out well, get out of his life.