Tool or tie?
As Father’s Day nears, answering that question is, for some, as complex as the holiday gets. Heed the ads trotted out by hardware store chains and clothing retailers, and Father’s Day is merely the time to give him a gift and say, “Thanks, Dad."
But as many of us—whether we’re 8 or 80—know, our relationships with our fathers are sometimes knottier than not. So rather than marking the day with reasons why our dad is the world’s greatest, Yahoo News invited readers to share stories about the most acrimonious, contentious and difficult times they’ve experienced with their fathers.
Here are some anecdotes we published this week.
My father, my albatross
Eloah James’ father has suffered from mental illness for decades. When she was growing up in the 1970s, his condition was little understood and heavily stigmatized. Accurate diagnoses and the right meds were nonexistent. Experiencing a persecution complex and feeling paranoid, he inflicted violence on his family. James’ momRead More »from Stories of quarrels and belligerence show the dark side of Father’s Day