Whenever my dad gets angry he says horrible things to me. He says things things about my body and makes fun of my mental disorders. When he's done he makes me hug him and say I love you. Both of my parents know that I hate it and it makes me really uncomfortable. Is this normal?
not at all.
- people are expected to control their emotions a little, even when they’re mad. and if they do something hurtful when they’re mad, then they need to apologize. that’s like, basic human manners.
- anyone making fun of your body or your mental illnesses is automatically a piece of shit, sorry i dont make the rules
- abusing you (because thats what it is) and then forcing you to hug him and say you love him, as if you’re the one who messed up somehow?? is a form of gaslighting.
- your mom doesn’t step in to help which means she’s either not great or else abusive also.
i’m sorry you have to go through this… this isn’t normal behavior at all and you deserve so much better.