Hi all Im new here. I need advice about my grad school application. I need 3 LoRs and Im not sure whether I should include my current (master thesis) advisor in it. The reason is he really hates me. For some reasons he wants me to stay at his lab and do my PhD there instead of going somewhere else. He used to be nice and tried to convince me to stay, but now that Ive decided to go he changed completely. When I asked him for LoR he said he will write me one, but then several days after he said that Id better ask someone else for the letter (like my bachelor thesis supervisor). In my reply I said that Ive asked my bachelor supervisor, but I still need two others (he didnt know that I need). Then he said if that's the case he could give his recommendation for me. But I am not sure whether he will write me a good one (at least being objective) or would just fail me so that I wont get admissions. He also said that he doesnt want to talk about this any further so Im afraid to ask him what kind of recommendation he will give me. I could ask for other professors to write me LoR, but since he is my advisor and I even published a paper with him at I think it might be a little strange if he is not included. What should I do?