Well, unfortunately many medical professionals lack empathy because they are totally burned out. Constantly serving others leads to being sucked dry emotionally. It is not right but that really is the issue. Of course some of us are just dicks. I try hard to be empathetic and supportive to patients and students alike but I too have days where I look at patients and think "Are you fucking kidding me?"
Here I try to be supportive. Getting off opiates is no easy feat. I want others to know it is possible. It is!!
Sorry about the situation with your Dad. Separation and divorce is difficult for all involved. Affairs happen because the communication within the marriage failed. It does not excuse your father's behavior but a marriage falling apart is the result of the couple not communicating and not emotionally connecting. It is rarely about sex. I truly hope you will be able to maintain a relationship with both your parents. I have been through serious marital issues. I left for awhile. Truly thought it was over but somehow we worked through it. Hardest thing I have ever done.
In the meantime, take care of you. Focus on your emotional and physical health. Eat well and exercise. Get enough sleep. Love yourself right now.
Thank you for your wonderful comments. I appreciate them. It is nice to know you make a difference. Much love to you!