/r/malaysia daily random discussion and quick questions thread for September 22, 2022

This is a stupid question, but is it normal to be wary of your own father since you were 7? I vaguely remember being aware of the existence of r@pe at that age from tv and magazines, and had always hated riding the car alone with my dad, hated him touching me, hated when I had to sleep in a bed with him when we balik kampung, and hated him even looking at me when we were alone. I didn't tell him about it, I just hated it internally. I was constantly on guard. The feeling went on forever but it got less severe once I got into boarding school and never has any lone moment with him. As an adult, I would still avoid riding as co-pilot when he's driving because I didn't like him looking at me. Man, even typing this makes me feel guilty. How can I treat my own father that badly. I'm suddenly reminded of this because he just sent me a selfie of him in bed without any text, and I'm trying so hard to convince myself that he just clicked the wrong button by accident and didn't mean to send it.

So anyway, it's totally normal to be wary of your own father, right?? I'm just overthinking this, right?

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