By Anonymous - 05/12/2015 06:49 - United States - San Francisco
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Sounds like your father doesn't care for his well-being or his family's feelings. Sorry OP. At least you tried to help?
Perhaps he needs to see a therapist and/or doctor to help figure out what's up. It could be a form of depression or even be some sort of nutritional imbalance since lacking certain vitamins can cause weird behaviors. I don't think he truly doesn't care. Sometimes it's the caring part that makes it worse because they lash out and then feel badly until it's a vicious cycle.
Don't worry OP, he's just insecure and lashing out. At least you tried, those who do not want help cannot be helped.
What was out of control that required an intervention? Mid-life crisis is a little vague.
Not sure why 9 is getting down-voted. He's just curious as to what the op's dad is doing that is dangerous and life threatening. Usually when people go through a midlife crisis they buy a new sports car or motorcycle, get a new girlfriend or boyfriend (usually a lot younger), start dressing younger and acting more immaturely...nothing that is actually life threatening. So it's not a weird question to ask. I too am curious as to what he could be doing that is so dangerous. Maybe he's getting into fights or doing drugs or drinking too much or something? Either way, I'm sorry op. I hope your dad comes to his senses and deals with his issues soon. Maybe you can ask if he would see a psychiatrist/therapist? Sounds like he has some emotional issues he needs to deal with.
Sounds like an underlying issue, like depression. Try talking to him and figure out what's up. Hoping everything is okay and that maybe he's just being lazy.