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I Stood Up to My Macho Dad
I felt bullied by my own father
author image Mitzi and her father only interact when he orders her around. Feeling insecure and depressed, she speaks to a social worker who convinces her to talk to her father about her feelings.

“Mitzi, stop your laziness and do the laundry,” my dad commanded. I was so angry. I usually don’t mind doing the laundry, but... [more]

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