Hello. I am not even sure if I fully understand what I am trying to explain here but I hope it will make some sort of sense and that perhaps others can empathise and understand, even if they can't offer any actual advice. I am not a very young woman (sadly!) and am almost thirty-one. Yet for a number of reasons which I can't fully understand myself, I am struggling to live an independent life where my dad does not interfere or become over involved. If I do something or want to do something he doesn't approve of, he either becomes very sarcastic and cutting or angry, shouting and raising his voice. I know this must sound absolutely ridiculous because I am sure my own advice to anyone in this situation would be to ignore him and do it anyway but somehow I end up becoming upset and backing away from the situation (I have to admit I don't deal well with confrontational people anyway.) I should add this sort of thing does not happen very often but when it does it's horrible partly because of the shouting but also because I end up being forced into something I don't want to do and it's making me resentful. I'm sorry if this makes me sound like a wimp - I probably am!