Dad's Pressure Cooker: How One Woman's Mental Breakdown Changed Her Life 😱

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We've all felt the pressure of living up to our parents' expectations, but for one young woman, it pushed her to the breaking point. From a young age, her dad instilled in her the importance of hard work and success. However, his relentless pressure took a toll on her mental health, resulting in a mental breakdown. Now, after years of therapy and landing her dream job, she's finally ready to confront her past and set the record straight. But will her dad be able to handle the truth? 🙊

Early Memories 💭

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Choosing Subjects 📚

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Homework Help? 🤷‍♀️

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A Rough Time 😢

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Daily Reminders 📞

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Post-Exam Stress 😖

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Panic Attacks and More 😰

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The Pressure's Impact 💔

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Therapy and Progress 🌱

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Dad's Reaction 😒

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Setting the Record Straight 🗣️

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Dad's Response 😡

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Mum's Opinion 🤔

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Standing Her Ground 💪

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The Truth Hurts, But Was It Necessary? 🤷‍♀️

After years of her dad's relentless pressure, this young woman experienced a mental breakdown and has since been in therapy. Now, with her dream job in hand, she's finally ready to confront her dad about the damage he caused. But when she tells him the truth, he doesn't take it well and blocks her number. Her mum thinks she should've let him believe he was the reason for her success, but she stands her ground. Was she right to tell him the truth, or should she have let him live in his fantasy? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 💬

Facts don't heal all wounds 😢

IrishmanGFS | IrishmanGFS

Surviving a mental breakdown and standing up to a stubborn dad 💪

kames0724 | kames0724

NTA! Don't let him take credit for your success 💪. Keep being proud!

missOmum | missOmum

Taking credit for your achievements? Stand up for yourself! 💪

NinjaSarBear | NinjaSarBear

Breaking the cycle of trauma. NTA comment receives support.

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Overcoming a sociopathic father figure. 👏

diabloic | diabloic

Victim of abusive father, successful despite him. Mother absent.

KathAlMyPal | KathAlMyPal

Breaking the silence: One woman's journey to healing from abuse. 🙏

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Speaking truth: NTA comment is refreshingly honest 👍

xyanon36 | xyanon36

Supportive comment and reply acknowledge dad's mental health struggles 🙏

foggymop | foggymop

Breaking free from parental pressure and expectations. 💪

Laetiporus1 | Laetiporus1

Empathetic response to a toxic work environment. 🙏

glaive1976 | glaive1976

Stand up for yourself and cut toxic family ties 💪

General-Jeb | General-Jeb

NTA commenter calls out mother's enabling behavior towards father's delusion

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Commenter sympathizes with OP and condemns dad's behavior. 👍

lilwoodlandcreature | lilwoodlandcreature

Encouraging words for mental health journey 🙏

Indra_Makani | Indra_Makani

Encouraging hard work is good, but not in a f**ked up way. NTA

WolfJ2 | WolfJ2

Breaking free from a narcissistic parent. NTA, you got this! 💪

cyanidelucifer | cyanidelucifer

Stand up for yourself! You're NTA for not coddling him 💪

chips-and-guac | chips-and-guac

Don't let a narcissistic parent bring you down. NTA 👏

Half-ShredofSense | Half-ShredofSense

Overcoming abuse and achieving career goals despite toxic relationship. 💪

TeamChaos17 | TeamChaos17

Setting boundaries with family for mental health is important 🙌

Throwaway-lurkings | Throwaway-lurkings

Supportive comment calls out abusive behavior, shuts down gaslighting partner.

krty98 | krty98

Claim your success! 🙌 Don't let others take credit. NTA

IzzyG04 | IzzyG04

Don't take credit for your kids' success 👏

velofille | velofille

Enjoy the peaceful freedom after cutting toxic people out 🙌

Master-Manipulation | Master-Manipulation

Child of abusive parents empathizes with OP's situation. NTA.

ArbitraryContrarianX | ArbitraryContrarianX

Standing up to stubborn adults: NTA comment wins the day 👏

doojia | doojia

Recognizing bad behavior and apologizing is important for personal growth 🙌

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Breaking free from toxic parents and achieving success on your own 💪

SilhouetteCommenter | SilhouetteCommenter

Standing up to abusive parents is never easy 😢

DoctorSansaStrange | DoctorSansaStrange

Commenter supports OP's decision to cut off toxic father. 👍

hummus5989 | hummus5989

NTA. Emotional abuse is never acceptable. F\*\*k your dad.

monster_peanut | monster_peanut

Prioritizing grades over happiness caused trauma. NTA for choosing happiness 🙏

Rhysim | Rhysim

Family dynamics revealed, NTA for not giving credit to dad 😊

woofthedragon | woofthedragon

Overcoming mental breakdowns and anxiety to start a writing business 👏

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Mom's absence during harassment justifies OP's actions. NTA 👍

PenanceBlade93 | PenanceBlade93

Commenter calls out abusive dad, sparks discussion on toxic parenting 🚩

Ricardo_Kaka | Ricardo_Kaka

Toxic father's exit was a blessing in disguise. Stay strong! 🙌

deStael | deStael

Choosing guilt over resentment for a healthier mindset. 🙏

TopazTappas | TopazTappas

Protect your mental health. Set boundaries and prioritize self-care. 🙏

Deep-Tomorrow | Deep-Tomorrow

Get your partner on board with therapy 🙌

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Commenter sympathizes with post, but expresses shock with 'yikes' 🤨

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Supportive comment encourages OP to break free from toxic father.

RomanPotato8 | RomanPotato8

Friend blocks commenter, called a**hole, no reconciliation in sight 😒

BeardyBeardy | BeardyBeardy

Supportive comment receives no replies, but still appreciated 🙏

tawhiri09 | tawhiri09

Relatable comment about overbearing dad. 😍

Grim666Games | Grim666Games

Clearing the air with dad for a healthier relationship 👍

PowerOverwhelming12 | PowerOverwhelming12

Setting boundaries with family can be tough, but necessary 🙏

kc_rone | kc_rone

Commenter not at fault 👍

ShmazPro | ShmazPro

Taking responsibility for one's actions is crucial. 💪

BCHoll | BCHoll

Standing up to the cause of mental breakdowns. You go!

MissychuYT | MissychuYT

Respect the human, not just the achievements 👍

fourpointedtriangle | fourpointedtriangle

Congrats on the dream job! Set hard limits with dad 👍

FluffyOwl30 | FluffyOwl30

NTA. Congrats on your success despite a toxic upbringing! 💪

Darkneuro | Darkneuro

Tiger dad vibes from commenter's dad 🐯

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Breaking free from toxic parents and thriving 👏

IrreverentOne | IrreverentOne

Commenter offers support and suggests PTSD from emotional abuse.

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Even D grade med students can save lives 🙌

Shoresy5516 | Shoresy5516

Breaking free from toxic family dynamics and thriving 👏

doradiamond | doradiamond

Honesty isn't always easy, but it's the right thing. 👍

lizzietnz | lizzietnz

A subreddit for those with narcissistic parents. 🙏

Shadowdoom44 | Shadowdoom44

Overcoming mental breakdowns and job struggles. NTA stands strong 💪

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Protect yourself from toxic people. NTA, block him 🚨

limeyrose | limeyrose

Setting boundaries with an abusive parent for a better life 🙌

Smiley-Canadian | Smiley-Canadian

Struggled in school due to pressure, mom blamed me for dad's death. Boyfriend helped me graduate. NTA 🙏

Shynerd98 | Shynerd98

Empathetic NTA comment resonates with struggling readers 😢

The_Real_Adamonator | The_Real_Adamonator

Overcoming fear-based motivation and standing up to toxic parents 💪

lolidonotknow | lolidonotknow

Empowering NTA comment advises to cut off toxic father figure 💪

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Commenter is not the a**hole, but why? 🤔

krysnyte | krysnyte

Take charge of your life and be happy! 😊

UndisputedAnus | UndisputedAnus

Standing up to a controlling father. You go, girl! 💪

Morgan___Avery | Morgan___Avery

Not the a**hole, but what's the story behind this?

Eragonnogare | Eragonnogare

Standing up against abusive behavior. NTA, stay safe! 💪

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Don't let him take credit for your success 💪. Stand up for yourself and set boundaries 👊

Fuchshaie | Fuchshaie

Parental control gone wrong 🙄🚫

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Survivor solidarity: NTA after mental breakdown 🙌

weaslelou | weaslelou

Empowering response to unsupportive mother, take credit for successes 💪

jentlefolk | jentlefolk

Overcoming pressure and achieving success despite family expectations 💪

Queen_of_Frick_You | Queen_of_Frick_You

Breaking free from toxic parents and succeeding despite their pressure. 👏

mimmymac9 | mimmymac9

Cutting toxic family members for mental health 🙌

IcyChildhood1 | IcyChildhood1

Breaking the cycle of toxic parenting. 🙌

dear_deer_dear | dear_deer_dear

Breaking free from a controlling parent. NTA! 👏

Dee-tective | Dee-tective

Supportive comment and parenting advice 👏

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Empathetic reply to abuse survivor's progress 👏

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