how do you deal with people close to you that get mad often?
my dad gets mad over the smallest things, he's such a drama queen and it's so hard to deal with him when he's pissed off and screaming at you for nothing. like today, we have wireless internet but the signal is alot better up stairs and sometimes (like today) the signal is weak. so, he was downstairs using the internet and we were watching tv. he starts complaining about the weak signal so i tell him to go upstairs. all i meant by it was the signal is better upstairs so you'll get more out of it than in the living room. but apparently it wasn't ok to say that. i don't know why he got mad over it. but he did. he even threw the laptop across the room and broke the monitor. what is his problem? why is suggesting that he goes where the signal is stronger the wrong thing to say? every single day something like this happens. i don't know how to act around him, i never know when something i'll say or do will just set him off. it's so hard to deal with this. the worst thing is, even after he yells at you, he expects you to smile and laugh and be happy. it just makes him even more upset if i'm upset that he's yelled at me. i don't think he had a reason to be mad over the internet thing, but he insists that it's my fault, that i should say i'm sorry to him for making him mad. but i didn't do anything wrong. did i? if i did make a mistake i don't see it. i hate living with him. it's horrible. he has such a anger problem and won't admit it. everything is our fault. i hate that about him. so, what are ways that i can stay calm when he's like this?