Why couldn't I be born into a normal family? My father just kicked me out of the house today for no apparent reason. He calls me a criminal and a disgrace ever since I got caught for a misdemenor 7 years ago, when I was 17. Every single time I see him he mentions it. After two hours of useless arguing today(more like lecturing) about how important reputation is, and about how he thinks i'm no asset to the family, I've come to the decision that I am no longer speaking to that *******. His brother decided the same thing years ago. Some of the things he has done are incredible. Just last week my mom asked him to help her change her oil. Instead he makes her do it to teach her a lesson, and she comes in with oil splattered all over her face. I've heard he forgot his own wedding day. My grandma had to find him in his hangout spot at a bar. He has turned our house into a junkyard, literally. He has been mentally and physically abusive to me all my life. I would have rather not had a father than to have him. It makes me so scared to think that someday I might become him. He doesn't listen and he selectively pulls bible verses out to support his own twisted desires. I remember him reading that "respect your parents" verse and making me bow to him as if he were a god. I remember him beating me so bad that my eyeballs turned purple. Ah the memories.