Well, I was in a bad mood and I said something along "Don't talk to me!" or "Get out of my face!" He got really mad, he came towards me and charged at me and sort of cornered me, started yelling and so I slapped him. He then tried to hurt me and shook me, ended up throwing me against the wall. I had a big bruise on my head from it. I started shaking. He screamed, get out of my face! get out of my face! go to your room! I told him no. I wouldn't tolerate it, he kept saying how I was so out of line and everything...then my mom stood between us and told him no. I ran outside and he left the house. Later, we were "talking" about it. "You were out of line...I was angry and I just was fed up with it!" he says, my dad. Well every time things like this happen and he ends up physically hurting me he denies it- says he was either defending himself, pushed to his limits, and that he had every right to get angry. Like he's not in any control of his anger. Thats what makes me afraid of him. He does these things and says he has a right to and he will do it again. I don't know what to do. Sometimes it's for stupid things. Sometimes he says that I've "Attacked" him and he's a lot stronger than me. I can't handle it because one minute he's the nicest person in the world, he cares a lot and I feel like I can tell him anything- the next minute I'm on the floor crying because he's had some insane outburst. If anyone knows what I mean..I'd just like some advice, I can't tell him that he's wrong. I've actually tried to say that you aren't allowed to do this. I'm eighteen and technically I'm an adult, he shouldn't have the right to say- go to your room and stuff like that.