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by: Anonymous

I posted a lengthy encouraging reply yesterday but it must have sounded too crusty and did not get forwarded.

Find a way to get him off the road before he harms somebody. Do not feel guilty. You are not alone and this is probably the hardest thing you will ever have to do.

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You need to circle the wagons......
by: Anonymous

You have just described my father who at 86 drove his pick up into a bank lobby. Because his wallet had made his leg fall asleep, the entire carnage was not his fault.

Get help, enlist the local police. My arrogant, willful, control freak, narcissist father drove yet another 6 years after this.

Human kind owes a debt of gratitude to the cop who finally pulled him over one day and made sure he never drove again. Many lives were saved.

Do you have siblings who can help with an intervention? Sounds like he is really close to causing a bad wreck. First of all, for your own safety: if you have to go with him, YOU do the driving and do not take no for an answer.

To begin with, this "greatest generation" were the captains of the universe. They do not take NO very easily and will throw a tantrum when they get a NO.

You sound very stressed. Please seek out some help from your father's religious community. I have found that these types will listen to a friend better than their own families, who they usually treat like feces.

Be good to yourself, be strong and good luck to you. You will end up saving a small child's life by getting him OFF THE ROAD. Been there, you are not alone.

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