I understand this completely. I also endured the silent treatment from my widowed father. I call him by his first name now — never Dad. He was no kind of parent. It wasn’t in his skill set. I rarely knew what I had done to cause the abrupt change in climate. And I never knew when he would deem that I had ‘suffered’ enough to grace me with his voice/attention again. I was the only one living at home with him from the time my mother died except for a 7 month reprieve during his 3rd marriage. Which didn’t last.
Some Humans are not meant to parent. I’m unsure why they are allowed children. But — here we are. None the less. ❤