Posted by Dinah on April 27, 2005, at 13:19:51
In reply to Confusing my ex T with my dad?, posted by pinkeye on April 27, 2005, at 12:57:24
My dad did that too. I'm pretty sure I liked it. He took care of me in return.
He yelled at me, but he didn't let anyone else but my mother yell at me. I know he loved me more than anyone in the world, including my mother (who he really didn't like so that's not saying much).
You didn't like it?
My father never told me he loved me until the last month before he died. He laughed at my accomplishments. (Don't fall down walking up the stairs to give your valedictory address. You know what a klutz you are.) That sounds worse than it actually was. But I knew he loved me, because he *did* loving things for me. It wasn't until the last few months of his life that he turned his razor edged tongue on me, and that hurt.
I really never saw it as a problem.