The Kind Of Life In The Glass Castle By Jeanette Walls
My mom began to back up from him while still yelling then dad grabbed a glass cup off the table next to him and whipped it in the direction of my mother, the cup hit the wall behind her, shattering into many small pieces and leaving a small hole in the wall. We all went silent at this point. I stood there shocked at what had happened scared at that fact that my father might have just tried to hurt my mother. All of our anger at each other suddenly became remorse for the situation that had just occurred. To this day, that is the only time my father has ever attempted to physically hurt someone in my family out of anger.
Since that day my dad has been off and on with his anxiety attacks but none being too unbearable until recently. Within the last couple of months my father had huge burst of anger and sadness all come out in one night. It was the first time I have ever seen my father cry and it was probably the worst anxiety attack he’d had since the one when I was 7 or 8. It was a Friday night and it started off pretty bad because my sister ran into one of my friend’s cars while pulling out of our driveway. My dad stayed pretty calm during the situation and asked my friend for his father 's number so he …show more content…
He only drinks once everyone is in bed at night but he drinks a lot and does this almost everyday. I think this is really his only way and time he gets to escape any stress he has. I have done what I can to help him because I have recognized that he has other problems that are causing him to drink like anxiety. Over the years ever since that first time I noticed my father had problems my parents have fought pretty frequently but as I have grown older I have found ways to help calm him when he is angry about something. He knows he has problems but I don’t feel like he ever tries to fix them because the anxiety always ends up coming back and he ends up getting upset with someone. Sometimes it can feel like I am walking on thin ice when I am around him and any little thing can set him off. I believe the drinking has only made his anxiety worse and I have encouraged him to stop but he never wants to consider it because he doesn’t think the drinking is a problem. My father loves me very much and I love him but I don’t think he realizes how much his problems have affected me and the rest of the family. He doesn’t realize that when he lets out all of his anger on someone in the family that it affects other people too. I don’t think people should