I hate my dad. I wish he could die then everyone here would be happy. My dad cheats on my mom; he abuses her calling her bogus, stupid, etc. then he comes during our family fellowship preaching purity, goodness, and pretends to be pure. The only reason we need him is because of his money (that's all he is good for). He tells me he loves me, but I hate him. Is it bad to hate him?

Answer

If your dad says he loves you, I’m guessing you can talk with him. You haven’t mentioned dad being violent, and that’s a good thing. So why don’t you ask him to please stop calling your mother names? Tell him how it makes you feel, and that you believe mom deserves to be treated with respect.

It is not really your responsibility to get involved in the ‘cheating’ issue, but I guess you could ask him if he’s ever cheated on your mom if you want to. Just be prepared for him to be a bit outraged by the question. You could say kids at school talk about that kind of thing.

I’m not sure how you ‘know’ he's been cheating, or why your mother hasn’t addressed it, so perhaps he hasn’t in the true sense of the word.

Instead of instantly hating your father, I think you should try to get to know him better and discuss the issues that bother you.

Updated on April 5, 2018

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I Hate My Dad — Trouble at Home
By LongTimeMother
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