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Men, What Were Your Dad's Most Toxic Beliefs And How Did They Impact You?

Plenty of men live with generational trauma that started with toxic ideas they learned from their fathers.

We're all learning about healing our inner child, and that some of the things we experienced in childhood have stayed with us today in unexpected ways.

For some people, that's easier than for others. While most parents will tell you that they did their best with their kids, a lot of them let toxicity infiltrate the way they parent.

Toxic masculinity adds another complicated layer to the relationships between fathers and their children.

Many men's issues can be traced back to their relationships with their fathers, and for that reason, they can be difficult issues to work through.

We're asking the men in the BuzzFeed Community to share their stories about a father (or father figure) who did toxic things that you still think about to this day.

If you're sharing, be sure to take care of yourself! Even a short, funny anecdote can bring up some big feelings, and your responsibility to yourself is always first and foremost.

Tell us your experience in the comments for a chance to be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.