My dad left home 28 years ago without a word leaving us to fend for ourselves. We almost go homeless and there were several occasions we went without food. I have got not much memories of him. I only know of his existence. He does come back once in a orange moon to collect his letters. Today, he came back to stay with us. Which nobody looks forward to. My mom have the intention to divorce and pay him a sum of money so that he can no longer disrupt our lives. I strongly objected on it because I feel that we have no responsibility towards him. My resentment towards him is strong. The day he came back, he was looking down and out. My anger receded. My mom was grouchy towards him all the time till he conveyed that this is only temporary. He must really had a rough time outside. I told myself to spend as much quality time as I can with him. It pains me to see him being treated in such a manner and the thought of him going to spend the rest of his life in loneliness broke my heart. The reason why my mom wants to divorce him is because she does not want to have anything to do with him. He kept his silent despite all the lashing from my mom. That's when I feel the remorse in him. That is why I forgive him. I had a small chat with him just now. My mom was upset about it and forbidden me to chat with him. He is my dad. Who is she to stop me from talking to my dad? Yes, she is my mother but she have no right to stop me from talking to my dad isn't it? I feel hurt and so disappointed in her. I did not expect her to be so selfish. Sorry I need to vent it all out. Wat nonsense is this? A daughter cannot chat with her dad.