Wow that does sound tough to be honest.
I managed to survive it. :-D And I don't regret it -- I figure these things bring us to where we are today, and I'm very happy to be where I am today. I do have some screws loose in my head though -- some explosive temper problems every now and then that shows up in extraordinary situations. I try to take responsibility for it but simultaneously try to figure out where it came from, and I think the upbringing had something to do with it.
It also helped me kind of broaden my appreciation for the widest variety of people -- all sorts of culture, social classes -- since aside from bouncing all over the place, I went from middle to upper to lower class. Originally in Japan, my parents were middle class, but my father started the business in Singapore and became very successful to the point where we had maids in our home and a three story house, fancy family car, spent time in all sorts of luxury resorts, personal swimming pool... then I go to the US with my mother and I'm living in roach-infested tiny apartment wearing Wal-Mart clothes and, after losing the family car, riding the school bus with little kids... but it helped me to go from like a spoiled rich kid to someone who can empathize better with those who struggle.
I think I have loose screws myself lol.
I can see why you’re appreciative and see it as a good thing now. Not many people get to live life in different circumstances so I think that does make one a better person.
I often heard the expression that if you think you're insane, you're not -- that insane people don't know they're insane. But I think it's possible to be insane and know it, and I tend to think that's the worst thing -- because we have the burden of knowing it.
Those that are insane and know it are masterminds.
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I always thought they should have but things have gotten better over the last 15 years.
So it was bad in the beginning, when you were born, and a teenager, basically?
Yes pretty much the most important years of life lol.
Yeah, it's always difficult during that time.. what did they mainly fight about? How to discipline you, orrrr, finances?
Yes, all that and more. It was every single day.
And my mom would always hit first.
On your mom, she was jealous of your dad?
She always accused him of infidelity
Because he’d come home late at night with another woman’s lipstick on his shirts and smelling of perfume.
So he was actually cheating. So, she stayed with a cheater, yikes
My mom wasn’t a saint either though.