Can somebody tell me how do I deal with my father's vicious mouth? He started being a jerk like this when he became alcoholic. Anything that's not pleasing in his eyes get a scolding, whether good or bad. He became extremely pessimistic too and wouldn't even listen to anyone's opinions. Bull-headed. These past few months, he has been especially targeting me after I took my mother's side when he was scolding her in public. It was really horrible for me recently and I'm in the verge of exploding. He would insult my cooking, my cleaning, my studies, everything, to the point that even I started questioning my existence and worth. What should I do? I'm scared of him because sometimes, he gets especially violent when too intoxicated.