The two parental figures in my family home were the total opposite to one another. They had very different parenting styles…my mom’s was soft and gentle, while my dad’s was harsh and critical.
Luckily, I had the security of my friends, to fall back on.
I longed for my dad to be just like my mom, but life had taught him to be angry, and he thought harsh parenting was the way to go.
To this day he’s still critical, he still acts aggressive at times, especially if he isn’t in control of a situation, or if things don’t go his way.
I don’t know how mom puts up with him, she has the patience of a sint.