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Note I have been to MANY cousulers and such but nothing has worked Dear reader your father is verbally abusive you have delt with it your whole life what do I do?

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July 16, 2015 2:20PM

There's probably nothing you can do to stop the verbal abuse, short of staying away from him completely. But one thing you can do to help yourself (and possibly the relationship) is to forgive him.

Forgiveness is sometimes a difficult thing to do, but is essential in ridding yourself of the anger and bitterness you may still be experiencing (and I suspect you are). Forgiveness isn't forgetting, but it is the act of releasing the offender from a debt. He owes you an apology, he owes you the years he took from you, he owes you respect...But sometimes we never receive these things from our offenders and we must accept that. Forgiveness is dropping the issue within our own hearts, allowing ourselves to be free of the constant nagging to want an apology or some sort of compensation.

Forgiveness will bring you freedom and will allow you to get on with your life.