So slight backstory on her family: Her mom and dad divorced when she was 5, dad remarried, mom is still unmarried, her mom's mom is the nicest grandma ever, her dad usually treats everything like a business and isn't the most caring individual, so when she goes home she prefers to be at her mom's or grandma's place, which is 2 hours away from her father's place. Her family is all in wisconsin and she goes to school in ames (iowa state son). So my girlfriend (Henceforth M) is having problems with her father (henceforth C) being a huge dick, C owns 2 of his own businesses and makes pretty good money, has like 3 collector cars and a couple other new cars. He promised to fix up my girlfriend's older sister's (S) car and then sell it to M, it's a 94 Honda Civic with 130k miles on it. He originally said he'd sell it to her for 4k, and M decided to check with her mom's dad to make sure it was good deal (he used to be an accountant). Her grandpa came back and said that sounded too high of a price, when M forwarded this to C this was his response With the values being around $2000, so just by him looking it up he cut the cost in half. And he promised to help pay for the problems immediately occurring after getting the car which she ended up buying in April this year. She paid 2000 dollars to her rich father to buy a blue book car So just recently it started having problems with overheating and she called to tell him this and he started blaming her for the problems, yelling at her over the phone and she ended up hanging up on him because he was being so ridiculous. She took it to a mechanic and her dad paid for the 400 dollar bill. Like 3 weeks later it started having another problem so she brought it back to his place for him to do the work on it, he had all kinds of problems trying to get the parts in the car, and eventually everything was in and she drove back to iowa, fast forward a week and there are more problems, she finds out at a mechanic that he put in the wrong sized part for her car, which caused more damage, and she got hit with a 340 dollar bill on it, so when she called to tell him about it he began the blame game again, then hung up on her. She was crying at this point and decided she wouldn't be able to talk to him at all so she planned it out and sent him an email that was all "business" like he would do, saying how much he owed her. He responded with somethign along the lines of This greatly upset her and she finally wrote back trying to maintain "professionalism" After a week he finally responded with With an attachement with some numbers regarding her college tuition. ----- She doesn't even know he's responded with this because she was tired of reading his emails mid day and almost crying at work, so she set up a gmail filter to hide his emails and forward me a copy. So at this point I have this huge asshole email and I'm waiting till she gets off of work and class to let her know he responded, but I'm not sure what she should do to go forward with her relationship with her father. On the one hand she loves him as a father, but he's being a massive dick these days and upsetting her every single time they talk together. I was saying that she should just stop talking to him but I'm pretty sure that's a bad idea, and she wouldn't want to completely cut him off. Is there anything that I can do to help her in this? She's already involved in group sessions to help her work on these issues, but it just started getting heavier and heavier in the last week and her group stops meeting this thursday. What should she do to improve her situation? CLIFFS -Girlfriend buy's pos car from rich dad, with him promising to help pay for the related costs of the piece of shit car. -Dad starts blaming her for things going wrong with the car. -Dad adds new parts to the car. -New parts turn out to be wrong size and mess up the car -GF asks for the cost of the re-fixing of the car after messed up parts -Dad tells her to tell her mom and grandma to go to hell -GF repeats askance with the reminder of his promises -Dad says he'll stop paying for her college tuition Cliffs of cliffs GF's dad is a douchebag, what can I do to help her? What should she do to help her relationship with her dad? Also, she is not a gold digger or anything, she's very caring and kind and even though it sounds like she's asking money of him all the time it's not like that at all. Although I guess that could be why he's acting like this, maybe he feels like she's relying on him too much?