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My 18 year old daughter cut me off a few days after finishing her school exams. After a reasonably happy childhood characterized by considerable academic and sports success, she announced one day out of the blue that she had been psychologically tortured for her entire life and had had her childhood stolen. She has not spoken to me since (almost a year now), not even to tell me her school exam (HSC) exam results. I did 90% of the parenting in her life, and gave it everything I had. I tried to be a perfect Dad for our two kids, perhaps more so because my wife showed little interest in either of them. My wife has apologised to my daughter “for causing her 18 years of such pain and suffering” (her actual words), and as a result the two of them still speak on the phone occasionally. My daughter states openly that she hates me and wishes I was dead.
My daughter has spoken to a wide variety of my work and social circle, informing them that I psychologically tortured her and that she lived in constant fear of me all her life. This included telling half a dozen of my students (I am a university Professor) a variety of such things. Most of my friends know my daughter as a sporting and academic superstar, and also know what great mates we were all through the years and how much I tried to be a great Dad and to make up for a somewhat absent Mum. They don’t know what to make of this. My students love the intrigue and openly discuss it within my hearing. My daughter uses a certain vocabulary when she discusses me, which draws on some items on the internet. Having helped my daughter with English homework all her life, I know her syntax and this is not it.
I’m exhausted and devastated writing this, and will stop there.
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