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   Posted 4/22/2012 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never used a forum so..i have been trying to overcome my fathers mental abuse since I was a child and I thought I had kicked it until last week. He flips out if I don't return a call the same day and starts this insane rash of emails/voice mails filled with insults from childhood to my 31.5 yrs of life. Even says that I need psychological help. Deep down, I know I don't and that this is him being angry at life, but I can only take so much.
He is making me feel like what he thinks of me is true and I need tips or anything on how to handle this.

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   Posted 4/22/2012 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome tho the depression forum.

I really think counseling could help you. Maybe there your father is right. If his emotional abuse is still hurting you, you need some tools to work with. And a counselor can help you with that. Teach you how to cope with this. You are old enough to seek the help you need. Know that it is hard to go it alone. And with the help from counsleing, you will get stronger.

If he flips out because you don't call, so be it. That is his problem, not yours. Unless you are being irresponsible by not calling. But if he gets upset, let him. Just don't let it effect how you feel.

Keep trying, and keep posting.

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   Posted 4/22/2012 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I think counseling would help you learn to cope with your father's irrational behavior and also deal with the scars and wounds he started creating when you were a child.

Seeing a counselor does not mean someone has some deep dark psychological flaw. It just means they need someone to help them deal with some issue that is deeply troubling to them.

At some point or another pretty much everyone could benefit from seeing a counselor....and in some way most people do even though they may not realize it as their "counselor" might be the minister at their church, their best friend, or "Joe" down at their favorite bar.
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