What should I do when my relationship with my father is so complicated?
My parents are divorced since I was 11. I had a great bond with my mom but the judge sent me and my brothers who were babies with my dad. I fight with him but now I try my best to please him. I'm away in college so he'll do things like pay for clothes. But he gives everything to my brothers freely. With me he makes note of money. All I want is to know he loves me and there's nothing more special about my brothers then there is about me. I also notice my struggles have affected my relationship with my mom. She thinks I am devoted to my dad when it's really just me trying to see if he loves me.
Relationships between parents and newly adult children can be difficult. Both sides are trying to find ways to respect the new dynamics and sometime the lines become blurred. I think that your dad may be trying to respect your new found independence and would likely be ok with you just expressing your feelings.
As far as mom is concerned again just talk to her tell here what you are feeling and go from there.
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