that reminds me. I should probably call dad. He ruined my childhood but still I maintain the relationship. Is it better to maintain a relationship with a parent because you want to keep the peace, or better shut them out of your life altogether? I am partly sympathic because what he did was due to what I now know to be a myriad of psychological problems beyond his control. In another lifetime he could have easily been a member of this site.
Dad. Why couldn't you have been a good parent? :no: