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How to stop my dad from yelling constantly?

I feel really bad how I'm treating him (kinda ignoring him) because he's been yelling more lately and I've had it. Is their any way to stop him besides getting him on meds? I'm only 16 and I guess technically he's verbally and emotionally abusing me because I am afraid of him (he would never hit me). My mom knows this but she doesn't know what to do and my sister pretty much on her way to killing herself.

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Why is your dad yelling? Is he going through a particularly difficult time? Often, when people are faced with hardships, they take it out on the people closest to them and lash out when they would not normally do so. If that's the case, then try to be understanding. You know your father loves you despite what he might be saying and the volume in which he is saying it. Try to avoid the conflict to begin with by laying low but don't avoid him. He needs family around and to know you understand what he might be enduring. Hang in there. It will improve with time.

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I should mention that he says he hates his life, and we're not financially stable
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...and there ya go. Time to be supportive. The yelling is not about you. Just try to remember that as hard as it may be.
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confront him... you have to let him know; there's something on his mind just as there is something on yours

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duct tape works wonders

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Sounds miserable for you. When he's calm, ask him if the two of you can talk "man to man". Tell him how much it bothers you and what you can do to help him out. Hopefully he's just not aware of how much it hurts you. Good luck.

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Tape him and play it back to him...

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I don't know,I was guilty of that same bad habit, my teenage son recorded my rants for about a week,and played them back to me, I was really embarrassed at how I sounded,some of the things I said made no point at all, it was mostly trivial. I'm a grandfather now and my son is a father, he doesn't lose control.

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