As I’m sitting here typing this, I’m trying to convince my mum to leave my dad. I’m not going to into specifics of this particular situation but I do have to say this is spurred on mostly because my mum is being torn apart by my fathers neglect and emotional abuse.
I know he’s a good person but he is no better than a child at handling this relationship. They’ve been together 23 years but I can’t handle seeing my mother hurt like this and I’m trying to talk her into leaving. I’m even manipulating her emotionally to some degree by saying that my little brother will turn out like my dad.
I wish I could say I was doing this entirely out of love for my mother but I am partly doing this so I can get away from my father and his side of the family so I can out myself as an atheist and live my life freely. Now I’m financially stable I will probably have to sacrifice the a few months or even years to support my mum and our family but I believe it would be well worth it. Nobody in the house is happy when my dad is around which means a lot in a household of 8 people.