So mom started working. And the stress began. Dad started a new job working construction and as you already know, he’s worked construction since he was born. As soon as he got to the country they had a completely different way of doing everything and “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. So dad started his own business. It was rather successful. Mom on the other hand could not keep a job if her life depended on it. Dad became overwhelmed with his work and his family life was pushed to the side. Meanwhile, my mother started drinking because of the stress of her first real job, she also became very abusive towards me.