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My dad is insane! What should I do?

Today my dad asked if me and my brother wanted to watch a movie. I said no. My brother didnt answer because he couldnt hear my dad. My dad than was screaming at the top of his lungs from downstairs asking my brother if he wanted to watch the movie. He did this for about 3 minutes. He than started screaming to me to ask my brother if he wanted to watch a movie and I screamed "HE DOESNT WANT TO WATCH A MOVIE!!!!" My dad than ran up the stairs after yelling for 10 minutes and screamed the question at my brother! And my brother said no thanks, which is what I told my dad! Than my dad ran into my room and punched my TV and ripped it off the stand and threw it on the ground! There was glass everywhere and he wouldnt pick it up and we have cats so i didnt want them to step on it or eat the glass! Than my dad started yelling at my brother to do his summer reading! And i thought to myself why did you ask him to watch a movie if you wanted him to do his reading!?! I was terrified when this was happening and I thought he was going to hurt me because he just seemed crazy during this! Normally my dad is selfish and always thinks he is right! Anytime you disagree with him he gets so angry!

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Your dad sounds like he is extremely violent and needs help. He sounds like a person on drugs too. I would consider that emotional abuse that needs to be reported. I don't know if he physically abusive towards you but if he, he needs to be reported because it will only get worse.

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sounds so much like my dad.. just brush it off and ignore/avoid him if you can but if your family is actually in danger or getting hurt tell somebody you trust or call the cops

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Well, you dad is acting really childishly. However, since you know he is like this, you could have just told your brother "Dad's asking you a question" Also, you shouldn't scream at your father, and maybe should apologize for that. My take is that he is angry because you guys seem to not like or respect him. Sure, you may have reasons for that, but if he doesn't beat you and he pays the bills, you can muster up some basic respect for a parent. I know you are old enough to handle that on your own. Good luck.

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Well that is a bit extreme and extremely scary. But there was wrong on both parts. Maybe he thought that you don't spend enough time as a family and he had been pndering this for a while, making him angry. Did you actually go up and see if your brother wanted to watch the movie or just tell your dad right then he didn't want to watch it? Also your brother should have heard him and responded. I doubt he couldn't hear him. Also does he drink? That could be a contributing factor. Also sometimes when your parents are mad you need to just take the initiative and pick up the pieces, in this case literally. You don't want your cats getting hurt then clean it up while your dad is trying to calm down. I'm sorry that happened but I don't know what to tell you but try to be the peacemaker.

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Darling, I just want you to know that this isn't good behavior. It sounds like your father gets very violent and aggressive when he is angry. It sounds like you need to get some help for your father. He may have anger issues or some emotional issues that are bothering him. I'm hoping that you will either talk to another relative about this issue or you will call a domestic violence hotline. I'm sure you love your father, but I want you to know that this is not normal behavior. And lastly, please try to gently confront your father that breaking your tv in your room scared you and you really want him to help you clean up the glass so that you and your cats don't get hurt. It's a group effort to try to make someone happy so I'm hoping you will all work together to try to make your house safer and happier. Good luck darling. :-)

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Call the police, and talk to your mom about it, he can accidentally kill you or your brother one day.

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If he's acting like this, you could be in danger of getting hurt. You can't be quiet if this is happening. You have to get help in order for this to stop. This could get worse if you don't do anything. You have to tell someone or call the cops. The sooner, the better.

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You dad needs some serious help. It is NOT normal to act this way. What he did was dangerous and stupid. Even if your brother didn't answer for whatever reason, your dad should have just went upstairs and asked him. I would take my good old time cleaning up the mess. If the cats get cut, let him explain to the vet why that happened. At the least he destroyed a good TV, and he could have hurt someone. You guys shouldn't have to be a victim of his bad moods.

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