Got in a fight with my dad today. Not the kinda fight a 19yo kid usually gets into with his parents. He actually charged at me like a mad bull. I punched him. I got in at least two good hits. I finally hit the old SOB. My whole right arm is sore and shaking still. My wrist is still swollen slightly.
When stuff bothers him, it eats at him slowly, and builds up until he just explodes one day for no good reason. My mom saw the whole thing, and puts all the blame on him. I felt really bad that she saw the whole thing, though. She was crying for hours. He went to work (with out his glasses, which flew whichever way my fist was pointing) and I had time to cool down. But I have a brand new hole about the size of my fist in my bedroom door. I rarely go off on inatimate objects, but this was a rare occasion. I have to switch it with a door from downstairs. No major harm done, really. My wrist is sore, my arm scrapped up, and I don’t think dad will ever try to get physical with me again. I’m rambling, wich I guess is a good thing for me right now.
Have any of you Dopers ever had a rare instance of such a domestic dispute? Was it a good thing in the long run, or did it create more long-term problems? I’d love to hear about your experiences. (and thanks for listening)