My mother and I have been torn on this for a while. They are very close to divorce because, in essence, my dad is a jerk. But my mom is so sweet that it hasn’t gotten there, and I don’t think it’s God’s will either.
I am moving out for college next fall, to a place far away that we have family at, so my mom and sister and dog will visit all the time anyway, even if I wasn’t there. My dad refuses to go. He isn’t physically violent, but verbally violent hurts more. He doesn’t leave his little computer room/tv room except to yell at us or go on long scuba diving trips where he refuses to tell us where he is (this is what’s got him into all this sin.)
Every Sunday he skips Mass, with the dumbest excuses.
Any input? Because once I go to college I don’t want to be around him. It’s not that I don’t love him, I love him so much, and that’s the reason it pains me so much to see how demonic he has become. I feel like it’s better for me to keep my distance and continue praying like crazy, than to be near him and have everything end in tears. Any suggestions?