As a child, I always felt like I was walking on eggshells around my father. He was a difficult man to please, always finding fault with everything I did. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized that my father was a tyrant.
My earliest memories of my father are of him yelling. He would yell at my mother, my brother, and me for the smallest things. If I spilled something or made a mess, I would be berated for hours. My father had a temper and he wasn’t afraid to show it.
My father had a long list of rules that we had to follow. We had to keep our rooms clean, do our homework, and be home by a certain time. If we broke any of these rules, we would be punished. Punishments ranged from being grounded to having our belongings taken away.
The Physical Abuse
As I got older, my father’s punishments became more severe. He would hit us with a belt or a switch if we did something wrong. Sometimes, he would even use his fists. I remember being bruised and battered from his beatings.
The Emotional Abuse
My father’s abuse wasn’t just physical. He was also emotionally abusive. He would call us names and belittle us. He would tell us that we were worthless and that we would never amount to anything. It was a constant barrage of insults and negativity.
The Impact on My Life
My father’s tyrannical behavior had a profound impact on my life. I grew up feeling insecure and unworthy. I struggled with depression and anxiety. It took me years to realize that I had value and that I deserved to be treated with respect.
It wasn’t until I left home that I was able to break free from my father’s tyranny. I moved away and started a new life for myself. It was a difficult journey, but it was worth it. I was finally able to find happiness and peace.
Even though I have moved on from my father’s abuse, the aftermath still lingers. I still struggle with anxiety and depression. I still have nightmares about my father’s beatings. The scars of his tyranny will always be with me.
Having a tyrant for a father is something that no child should have to endure. It can have a lasting impact on a person’s life. If you are in a situation where you are being abused, please seek help. No one deserves to be treated like a punching bag or a verbal punching bag. Remember, you are valuable and deserving of respect.