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My father and I have not been getting along lately. I admit that in the past I had angered him with my behavior; but at present, I have been behaving. However, it seems that he has not forgiven nor forgotten my deeds. My mother is of no help to me. Please, I am asking for your advice.

I gather that you have wronged your father many times to the point that he has lost trust in you. Your role now is to try to regain his trust. This will take some time and a lot of prayers. Remind yourself that you are now paying the price of your previous mistakes. Accept this situation willingly and strive to gain the confidence of your parents. Humble yourself and accept to be sometimes treated 'unfairly'; always remembering  that all parents love their children and want the best for them "He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly" (Prov 13:24).
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