OP and Noah have dating for a year. Noah is great, but OP's dad doesn't like him for no clear reason. OP was diagnosed with leukemia in September, and Noah has been incredibly supportive.
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OP's mom asked Noah to be with OP after her chemo, but OP's dad got upset when he came home and saw Noah there unexpectedly.
It's unbelievable how a parent would treat someone caring for a child with leukemia like that
OP's dad's behavior is questionable, being overprotective despite her health struggles
OP's boyfriend is great, and it's essential not to tiptoe around
OP's dad should be the one apologizing, but OP can let that slide considering his behavior
OP's dad causing unhappiness, especially considering her recent chemotherapy
OP should initiate a calm and non-confrontational conversation with her father to understand his concerns about Noah. It's important to create a safe space for her father to express his feelings without judgment.
If direct communication with her father proves difficult, OP might consider involving a trusted family member, friend, or therapist as a mediator. A neutral third party can help facilitate a constructive conversation.
OP should also consider apologizing for any harsh words used during the confrontation, even if she intended to defend Noah. A sincere apology can help defuse tension and pave the way for reconciliation.
Understanding her father's point of view, even if she doesn't agree with it, can be a powerful tool in resolving conflicts. OP should try to see the situation from his perspective and acknowledge his feelings.
Sometimes, conflicts within families take time to resolve, so OP should be patient and allow for emotions to settle before revisiting the issue.
If the family struggles persist, suggesting family counseling or therapy might be a beneficial option. A professional can help the family address underlying issues and develop healthier ways to communicate.