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Why does my dad seem to dislike me?

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Last Updated: 06/25/2018 at 10:50am
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Top Rated Answers
March 7th, 2015 3:53pm
It depends on what you did. Some parents dislike their children for things that they have done in the past to upset them, others dislike them for things you had no idea about what happened.
April 10th, 2015 8:07pm
Have you asked him, maybe he doesn't realize he's making you feel this way. You guys should have a talk and figure out what's going on.
September 10th, 2015 1:40pm
It is easy to misunderstand or be misunderstood if you and your father's personality are polar extremes. My mother and father had very different personalities. They have never gotten along. My sister is like my mother in personality and I am like my father. She never felt loved by my father. I did. She is very close to my mother. I'm not. I notice you say, "Why does my dad SEEM to dislike me?" You didn't say, "Why does my father dislike me?" Therefore, I think at least part of you knows that your feelings and the reality don't match.
June 25th, 2018 10:50am
Sometimes relationships with parents are stressed for many different reasons. Did you try talking to him and telling him how you feel.
March 2nd, 2015 7:05pm
That or maybe he just doesn't know how to show his love for you. Or maybe you can't recognize it or he is showing it in another way.
April 2nd, 2015 3:51am
It is not that your Dad dislikes you. Men process and show emotions differently. Trying to find a common activity or a certain subject you both enjoy discussing can lead to more time together.