What does your mentally ill parent think of themselves?

My Dad is bipolar. I'm 25 now for reference. He used to hit me, pull my hair, and bang me into walls. He would steal my money or demand I give it to him. He did odd jobs. He didn't make a real living, so we lived in my Grandmas house. He thinks he was better than most Dad's because he stuck around. A... show more My Dad is bipolar. I'm 25 now for reference. He used to hit me, pull my hair, and bang me into walls. He would steal my money or demand I give it to him. He did odd jobs. He didn't make a real living, so we lived in my Grandmas house. He thinks he was better than most Dad's because he stuck around. A lot of people stick around though. He thinks he did a good job, even though I'm haunted by violent memories.
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