September 23, 2019:

She grew up to be her father.

He expressed love through insults. Show him a report card with four As and a B, his comment will be, obviously, "Why didn't you get all As?" That hurt, and she internalized it, so that years later with the aid of a decade of therapy she behaved with the same aggression, the same hurtful self-assertion, the same mean-spirited pastiche of tough love and alcoholism.

"You'd have a nice smile if you'd take care of that fang..." Her cutting way of expressing affection. While at the same time claiming a dominance she could only grasp with voice raised, exactly the way he must have felt, unemployed and addicted, humiliated in the eyes of the world.