My mother wanted kids. My dad did not. They had them (obviously). By the time I was talking, my father was calling me things like btch, cnt, and slt (vowels removed for little ones). When I was 10 he told me he never wanted us. I could NEVER do enough for him. Even when I got A's in school he said I could do better. He beat us with belts. He emotionally and psychologically abused us. At 12, he started molesting me and it built up beyond that. Fast Forward 22 years...
Now he's dying of cancer and he lives on his own. I have two kids. He's made threats to shoot us all (he's not really emotionally stable with all the drugs he's on) but they won't put him in assisted living. My question: At what point does my moral obligation to help end? Do I even have an obligation to him? Is birth enough that I do have an obligation or does it require an attempt at decency on his part? I hope this makes sense....any thoughts are appreciated.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:12 AM on Mar. 13, 2010 in Relationships
Answer by Fraweggy at 2:57 AM on Mar. 13, 2010
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Answer by ErinHill226 at 2:53 AM on Mar. 13, 2010
Minus the molesting and bad name calling, I was treated badly as a child too by my father. I feel know obligation to him.
Answer by louise2 at 5:14 AM on Mar. 13, 2010
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