This is probably futile but I am going to try. I live with my father. I don't have / know my mother. I know they got a divorce when we came to America. He is very materialistic and is verbally abusive almost on a daily basis. Apparently to him everything I do is wrong. I have resorted to buying a sound recorder to protect myself but since buying one he has become careful not to say anything that could incriminate him. I am a deaf / HoH (hard of hearing) college student (doing excellent, I only have As or Bs, nothing lower than that). I have worked small jobs here and there in the past. I work with computers and am doing my best to find a job, any job, while going to school (Mon-Thur, about 9AM to 3PM everyday, give or take a hour or two). I have good grades and study hard but I have no money to continue studying and no way to survive if I am kicked out or attacked physically. If I die, he said he would just say I committed suicide. I am afraid for my life. He is the kind of person to say "look at all the things I bought, I am not a bad parent". I don't want materialistic things. I just want a normal life. I don't want money from anyone or anything, I just need a way. I am at my wit's end. I don't drink or do drug or smoke. I don't have a criminal's record or anything. I wanted to join the military to gain experience and a way to escape my father. I just need a way to survive. Please help. Just tell me what I can do. I have little to no money now. What do I do? I have resorted to praying everyday hoping he wouldn't attack me.