By SuperFail55 - 02/10/2013 00:33 - United States - Oconomowoc
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Thanks for all the comforting comments. I just thought that I should clear some things up. First of all, as much as I agree that men are just as entitled to their emotions as women I wanted to clarify that naturally he is NOT an emotional man at all. So it is just weird to have him acting so... hormonal. As some of you were wondering it isn't so much impairing his ability to be a parent as it is just not fun to be around him. Also being a teenage girl and having teenage girl friends we can be very melodramatic about relationships and so that's why I used that analogy (cough cough #'s 37 and 38 cough cough.)
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It has to be rough for him to go through a divorce and then have his girlfriend also turn out to be another rough relationship. I'm not excusing his behavior, but try to help him through it. Good luck, OP.
The poor man! It's amazing how even the craziest, most disrespectful of significant others will seem like the absolute best when you're with them long enough. Help him cope with it the best you can, OP. It's about all you can do for now. Good luck and I hope things turn around for you!
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I think a conversation around the lines "Dad, man the hell up" is in order. I mean, he is the dad of someone, it is expected that he acts like a freaking grown up.
How do you know that the kid isn't the one overreacting.Teenagers are notorious for being melodramatic and insensitive.It is quite possible that OP isn't helping the situation. They would mope if it was one of their trivial relationships wouldn't they?And they would expect their dad to be understanding,therefore they should do the same. Besides,even though he is upset it doesn't mean that he isn't performing his duties as a parent.
Obviously your dad must be very sweet and caring if he's so worked up about his "psycho" girlfriend not talking to him anymore. Some people dig that whole being treated like shit and majority of them who dig that are kind hearted. Tell your dad to go do stuff with you and get his mind off that female. Yeah breakups suck, but no need to get depressed when you have kids! I agree with your last sentence but you could atleast try to cheer him up instead of being a bystander watching him and complain about it instead of taking this as an opportunity to get closer with him!