i don’t understand some of the things done in African culture. honestly it’s odd and it’s like a bondage almost. it’s so strict on respect that there are extra measures taken, you know, to keep it like that. i don’t know if it’s done in other African cultures but ive grown up around Congolese culture. my family and i are currently living with my aunt and other aunt who’s staying with her for situational reasons. my dad stopped going in the living room ever since she moved in. he doesn’t dine with us, hardly watches TV with us. us as in my sister, mom, and i. i really don’t understand why it’s like that and i probably never will. we’re looking for a house of our own right now. he’s always saying he feels like hes in prison, and he doesnt feel free to do what he wants. he really wants to move out. i honestly want to too bc they’re scared of my dog lol so hes not free to roam around but anyways yeah, its confusing honestly.