Ok so since i moved out ive been contacting my Dad occassionally by text or phonecalls. I was doing this because i still feel partially attached to him because he is still my father and im still getting accustomed to being on my own. Everytime we talk on the phone he still puts me down and tries to manipulate me. Im trying to heal from the stuff he did to me and this is not helping any way like my self-esteem so im going to further limit my communication with him to texting only. I will only call him when absolutely necessary. Another thing is that whenever he tries to give me advice on anything i can never be sure of whether or not i should trust it because i cant trust him. Ive heard him lie through his teeth to others and even saw him shoplift once. Hes also told me stories of how he and his brothers (my uncles) would steal when they were young.