It’s tough for me to reconcile with my father. He deprived my mother and me of a happy, prosperous life. Mom always tries to reconcile us, but her attempts are futile. I don’t see him for what he is.

My cousin hasn’t needed anything from her childhood. He graduated from a prestigious university, has a house and an apartment, and owns an expensive sports car. This is the result of a risky but promising business my uncle organized.

I was very young when my uncle decided to pursue business as an alternative to working in the factory. Within a few years, my uncle’s business grew rapidly, the number of branches grew, and we were already in more than one city. He got married and started a family. They lived in luxury. In addition to having the coolest toys, my cousin has always had exciting vacations, which my uncle provided several times. However, more often than not, my father refused to accept his assistance.

As the years passed, the brothers became less and less in touch, and later, my uncle and his family moved to the capital. We did not visit them, but we received lovely gifts on holidays. Once, my mother and I stayed overnight at my uncle’s. The house had a large two-story glass wall, a large garden, a guest house, and maid’s quarters.

There were no prospects for a better life in the city where we lived. After all, my father still works in a factory, and my mother is a teacher at a local school, which meant there was no prospect for a better future.

After returning home, I decided that I could no longer live like this. I heatedly argued with my father and moved to a rented apartment. I thought about how much longer I would live if my father had agreed to start a business with my uncle.

In my opinion, my father is to blame for my life and my mother’s life. I cannot afford to rent a tiny apartment far from the center, and I have to work two jobs to live independently from my parents. I cannot afford to buy a car anytime soon.

Despite my criticism, my mother does not agree with my opinion. She maintains that we are all happy, healthy, and together, which is the main thing. She assures. She claims she is satisfied with my father and doesn’t require any wealth; only the conflict with my father upsets her.

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It’s tough for me to reconcile with my father. He deprived my mother and me of a happy, prosperous life. Mom always tries to reconcile us, but her attempts are futile. I don’t see him for what he is.