You know as well as I do that violence is not the answer. It would ruin any chance you'd have a happy life in the future. And how do you think your mother would feel? She’d blame herself as you’re sitting in jail. All you’ll have achieved is creating much more misery for yourself and your remaining family. You have stop dwelling on a ‘movie’ reaction and start thinking about ‘reality.’ Let’s look at some of your other options.
- Report him to the police.
- Ask grandparents or other relatives to help you.
- Run away. You and your mother could just leave him.
- Find out if there’s a Women’s Refuge or another type of charity organisation for mothers and children in your situation. Lots of places have them.
I don’t know how old you are or what your circumstances are, but it would be MUCH better to escape from your father and start a new life. Even if it takes years to set up somewhere else and get back to having all the possessions you leave behind, you’ll be free and able to have fun along the way. No such thing as fun and freedom in prison!
Write to me more. Use the Comments section at the bottom of this article, and you’ll get more space to tell me what’s going on. I’ll happily share thoughts with you, and we’ll see if we can come up with a plan to get you and your mum away from your dad. Tell me about him, and yourself. I’m not emotionally involved in the problem so I should be able to help you step back and consider a different way to deal with it.