The last time I spoke to my parents was October 10, 2012. I called them and asked to speak to both of them. I told them that I was no longer going to keep quiet anymore when I didn't like the way my dad was treating someone. I was going to speak up. My dad said he didn't know what I could be referring to and asked if my mom knew. She said she didn't. Then they made clear I wasn't "allowed" to speak up. I said, "I guess there isn't anything else to say, except this makes me very sad, good bye". Thankfully all of my extended family has been supportive, including my aunts and uncles. I have not seen or spoken to them since. This has been a much bigger relief than I ever thought it could be. The fact that it is better this way is very sad.