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20 Feb 2004

I REALLY FEEL LIKE I NEED SOME SERIOUS HELP
I CRY EVERY DAY, I FEEL LIKE EVERYONE HATES ME, IS THERE SOMEHTING WRONG WITH ME? MY DAD AND I ARE ALWAYS FIGHTING, AND TO MAKE THINGS WORSE I WORK FOR HIM TOO. I FEEL AS IF HE IS STARTING TO SEE ME AS A SECRETARY NOW AND NOT HIS DAUGHTER. AND I LOVE MY DAD SO MUCH I CANT STAND TO FIGHT WITH HIM ALL THE TIME, IT KILLS ME INSIDE. PLEASE HELP ME. TELL ME DO I NEED HELP. I ALSO FEEL VERY STRESSED AND DEPRESSED!!!!
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Anon, the others have made very wise comments. Working for members of one's family can often be difficult, especialyl because it's hard to distinguish which hat he or you are wearing at any particular time ( boss or dad, daughter or secretary). At work he MUST see you as secretary and not daughter -- you're not hired to be a daughter there. At home, he must see you as dad's daughter, because nobody's being paid to be anyting other than they are.
Discuss this with him when things are calm, maybe see a counsellor for a few sessions. Maybe work on getting more realistic expectations of the work situation.
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