Design for Life: Should I cut ties with my verbally abusive dad?

This week, psychotherapist and author Siobhán Murray advises an adult child feeling rage over having to visit their irascible father

Dear Expert,

I have reached a point with my father where I feel like I want to cut ties with him completely. Growing up, he was always very harsh towards me and my three siblings. He would endlessly compare us and say we were “stupid”. He’d stand in the kitchen and recount what people in the town thought of us. We all dealt with it in different ways. It seemed to bounce off my brother, ...