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I hate my dad

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I hate my dad


Hey there,
Welcome to Ask Alex! It’s totally okay to have complicated feelings, especially as a teenager. Sometimes, we go through phases where we might feel frustrated or angry with our parents. It’s important to know that this is a normal part of growing up, and it doesn’t mean you don’t love your dad. Everyone has their ups and downs with family members.
Do you have another adult you trust enough to talk to about what is going on for you? They could offer you support at this time, and may be able to offer you some guidance on how to talk to your dad. You may find this article from the Childline website helpful: and there are many more articles there too which you may like to read.
Remember, you’re never alone in this. The Childline Team is also here for you 24/7. You can contact us for support and to  explore your feelings and options. Just phone 1800 66 66 66, or if you prefer, you can chat with us online at, (just click on the orange Live Chat tab). We understand what you’re going through and are ready to lend a helping hand.
Take your time to process your feelings, and when you’re ready, reach out to someone who can offer support and guidance. We’re here for you every step of the way.
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