My dad is a high-functioning mean alcoholic. He isn’t violent with his fists just his tongue.

I blamed myself for years and thought it was something I did wrong. Always trying to build that relationship.

Then he disowned me for being gay and it’s the best thing that ever happened to me. I no longer have to put up with his mean temper and words. I don’t have to tread on egg shells, wondering how drunk he is. I finally feel free.

Thanks for sharing your story. You show great courage.

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