I Think I May Have Given Up Hope…?

Question by Person: I think i may have given up hope…?
Im 14, I’ve had a lot of crap happen in my life. I found out the other day that my dad ended up in jail…again. Before this he was staying in a house my Grandparents provided, had a minimal but ok income, had been out of jail for over 2 years, and had conquered his addiction to drugs. But then out of nowhere came “friends” and “his loving girlfriend” and all of a sudden he was drinking a lot again. and got drunk and got in a fight with one of his “friends” and ended up in jail, this happened about a month ago and he’ll be getting out next week.

I love my dad, we seem to go through the same problem through out our life, we can’t escape our past. My dad has the strongest personality you could ever see…but he can’t handle change. he also is diagnosed with minor bipolar depression. what I’m concerned about is that when i found out he ended up in jail after doing so well I didn’t feel sad, mad, or even surprised. It makes me sad that i feel pretty much numb about the whole thing.

heres how the phone call went

me, “so any news?”
gma, ” well you’re dad ended up in jail…again”
me, “really? that sucks” (note my voice didn’t change at all)
gma, ” yup He got in a fight with *BLANK*”
the rest of the phone call was just conversation about random things

I love my Dad more than anything but i guess this my question…have i given up hope because i feel so numb about this whole thing?

Best answer:

Answer by Kell
I feel your pain.
It’s not that you have given up hope on your dad its just that you are use to it. As sad as that sounds its pretty normal. Alot of people don’t understand that alcohol is an addiction just like any other drug and by him being bipolar doesn’t help. Listen I’m 28 and i think I was around 13/14 when I realized my mom had a problem and when i turned 17/18 I realized no matter how much you love, care and want to see a person do better you can’t do anything about it untill THEY are ready to make that change in their life. So in some sense you do become numb to the feeling. I remember my mom was in the hospital almost my entire senior year of HS but it didn’t really phase me in my everyday life because that was her decision. Of course I don’t mean she wanted to get sick but what got her sick was the alcohol.
I love my mom dearly and will do anything for her except buy her liquor.
My final thought: Let your dad know how much his actions are effecting you and how you really feel about it. If he doesn’t or cant change then you have to move forward with your life. Your 14 now and in four years you will be out on your own and hopefully college. I recommend you seek counseling of some sort to sort out the issues you have with your dad. I’m not saying your crazy or anything like that but I just realized this last year that I have unresolved issues with my mom and I need to seek counseling.
Good Luck and hey no matter what your dad does I hope you know he loves you.

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15 Responses to I Think I May Have Given Up Hope…?

  • paolitna28 says:

    amen!!!!!!, Whi caes what anybody commnebts that jesus is not real. ,, trust me he is theres good n theres evil ., ,, tHANK,U heavenly father for excisting?

  • wickeddeadchick1313 says:

    Don’t preach to people dude. Did you forget this guy had a bible before he started chowing?? Someone is taking? that whole body of Christ thing a little too serious. Hmm maybe he was looking for jesus and kept eating till he found him. And now he’s dead so maybe he found him. Jesus does look like a bum….

  • gera8083 says:

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  • asnyder0211 says:

    true, but that is the effects of bath salts, and how would you like to be the family? of that man and hear that he was a zombie? that would piss me the f off ya knwo? and lol the world will end when snooky’s baby is born december 21 2012 lmaoo

  • marissa alba says:

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  • tensor120 says:

    Fuckin morons flag shit that? aint spam. Fuck this country(US) and the people in it and the people who (try) to control it

  • tensor120 says:

    Im saying its not made out of shit thats easy to find? like a motherfucking puffer fish or any goddamn house hold chemical you stupid motherfucker

  • WitnessOfNewLaodicea says:

    SPIRITUAL WAR IS NOW! I’m seeing postings everywhere of people encountering seductive orbs of light and falling spellbound. THE NEPHILIM ARE HERE! Concerned citizens need to get out there and politely post replies to such comments on Youtube and Facebook. Engage people on pages or posts that advocate “Awakening” “Age of Aquarius” “Crossing Over” “New Age” mysticism, etc. Stalk the Adversary’s turf! Intervene! Lovingly and humbly explain whats? going on. GO MINISTER TO THE DECEIVED!

  • BrianDoddChannel says:

    also, if you be christian, why not speak? out against the spaniards and ‘whites’ who used slaves and native american land to make USA land and government what it is today? the Conquistadors were all of them primarily of zealot christian or worked for the queen, no? Are you concerned that if you speak out about ‘our’ land being stolen or worked by slaves, that you might be put to death or that you will be publicly viewed as a quack? just curious.

  • BrianDoddChannel says:

    thank you for making my point clear, jesus has Nothing to do with cannibalism and the greed of men unless a person chooses to perceive that, there is no right or wrong. the world is not a ‘crazy’ place only what we make of it. if a person wants to take the helm of ‘christianity’ and responsibility such as jesus, it is their choice. that’s why your video makes no sense. a christian does not need to keep? their head and wits about them by turning to jesus, they only need to recognize choice.

  • kevin3350 says:

    I am familiar, and it is for that reason that I am against what Columbus did.? However, literally the only people speaking out against the acts of the Conquistadors were missionaries. Bartolome de las Casas? David Breinerd? Augustine of Coruna? These men spoke and many others spoke out against the conquistadors, and were usually killed for doing so. It was the conquistadors personal thirst for wealth that led to the slaughter of the native americans, not Jesus or the Bible.

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  • Empy19 says:

    Amen to that i hope he dose come back because we need him jesus crist?

  • BrianDoddChannel says:

    I agree. If Jesus were Christed and can do miracles today (although we all know he was never the ‘son of god’ or whatever); then Jesus would not allow crooked people to do the ‘sinful’ things they do to others. BUT, your next verse argument will be about ‘free will’? which only means Jesus could have chosen not to play Christ in the paperback book. He chose responsibility; so it is what all krisschens should do if they want to be like him: be responsible for others, ESPECIALLY the ones you hurt.

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