Hello again, missavery,
Since your previous post, it sounds like you and your dad have butted heads a bit. You were quite let down by his response to the party, hey? I get the impression that you would be perfectly happy to agree to disagree with him about drugs and alcohol, and that mostly you just want him to stop trying to apply his experiences to you… I’m hearing that you’d appreciate it if he would learn to respect your strength and knowledge in that area.
That must be pretty stressful trying to deal with FASD and ADHD on top of everything too. It’s pretty understandable that sometimes you just have to leave the house and get away from it all. I might be wrong, but to me it sounds like you care greatly about your dad, and don’t really hold any grudge against him, but also wish for your own space, and a bit of understanding. You’ve got a lot going on for you, missavery, and sound very independent; that probably means that you want to be given the trust and time to figure it all out for yourself.
I think it’s beautiful that you want to be able to do your own thing, and take care of yourself. It can be a long and frustrating road sometimes. We’re here to listen if you need.
The Support Team