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father giving daughter the silent treatment
08/17/2007 at 05:00 AM


My dad has been giving me the "silent treatment" for nearly 2 months now. Even when I try to talk to him, he doesn't talk back...he doesn't even look at me! I'm starting to feel really upset and I don't know what to do. I'm 18 and just started uni this year. I'm confused and stressed (from uni work and my relationship with my dad).  My mum keeps telling me to talk to him, but I've given up trying. I mean, what's the point when he doesn't even look at my face?! Also, if I start to talk to him, I think I'll just burst out crying!
I talked to my friends about this, but it makes me feel even worse about my current situation. Some of my friend's dads are very close to them, and so it makes me feel as if my dad doesn't even exist....

Please help me....I don't know what to do....


What happened between you and your dad that caused the silent treatment?


Nothing happened. I don't even know hy he just stopped talking to me. When I try to talk to him to ask him why, he doesn't even bother to look at me OR...he'll look at me and then look away.


Apple you must have an inkling of why he's not talking to you? Second, is he like 5? And third why isn't your mom asking herself "why is he giving her, our daughter, the silent treatment? I don't think you are tellin us the whole story here.. can't help if you dont' share