Am I right for refusing to give some of my money to my dad?
Every Saturday evening, my 69-year-old dad goes to the pub.
Because of the current cost of living crisis, he’s been drinking less because alcohol prices are a lot more expensive than they were this time last year.
I don’t have a job because I’m disabled, so I have an insurance that pays me out money regularly. This payment gives me $1000 every four weeks. Half of it already goes towards my parents’ bills (I live with both of them, along with my twin sister).
Both of my parents are retired now, so my sister is the main breadwinner of the family.
Today, my dad ran out of pub money. He’s not happy about this whatsoever. He hates being stuck at home, and he has an EXTREMELY short temper (so this doesn’t help one bit). I currently don’t have a debit card.
So, about an hour ago, my dad kept hounding me to give him money so that he could go to the pub. I straight up said to him, “No. It’s not your money at all.” He then went red-faced at me, and shouted “YOU LIVE UNDER MY HOUSE, SO YOU LIVE UNDER MY RULES. GIVE ME SOME OF YOUR MONEY NOW!” I continued to refuse to give him my money, so he stormed to his room and slammed the door behind him. He’s still in his room, and he won’t come out until I apologise to him.
Am I wrong for refusing to give my dad some of my money so he can go to the pub?