my parents keep fighting. they do it all the time it's like a nonstop thing. my mom says she cant take it anymore but she doesn't want to leave him because she doesn't want my little brother and i growing up with out a dad, even though we're 16 and 14. my dad seems to blame my mom for everything and my mom seems to always bring up the past in situations where they fight. my dad has threatened to leave and kick my mom out multiple times. neither have happened, but one time i woke up to my dad's stuff all in suitcases one morning, i thought he was leaving for good. he didn't, my mom helped him unpack all of his stuff. sometimes they have their okay moments, no ones fighting everything is great until something stressful happens and my dad gets mad again. he has a short temper. he throws things and yells but he's never hit my mom or my brother and i, he doesn't believe that people should be abused or women should be hit because he was abused as a child. that's my mom's argument sometimes too. my dad had such a fucked up life as a kid so that's why he's fucked up now. i sometimes just want to scream at them that if they don't love each other anymore than leave each other, but i don't have the courage. anytime my parents start fighting i have a mini panic attack and i have to calm myself down. i'm scared of loud noises… i wasn't before. i used to want a relationship like my parents had when i was a kid but now it just seems so mentally and verbally abusive. i never remembered them being so angry at each other, now they are always so, so angry. i don't even know what it stems from. my mom is usually a lovey dovey, kind person but now she just seems broken when they fight. my dad has always been an asshole he even admits it to himself. i can see how much they love each other at times but those aren't as common anymore. i honestly don't know what to do anymore. i don't know if they'll ever stop fighting ever. especially with all the stress that is going on with bills and rent i just want it all to end. i just want to be a happy family again. no more fighting, just… just love. but all that is a fairy tale. things like that don't exist. I've heard people say "if there isn't any fighting in a relationship than that means the other person isn't worth fighting for" but when does the fighting become too much.