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Parents are Emotionally Abusive - November 27th 2009, 12:36 PM

Hello. My parents are emotionally abusive. I don't really want to go into it right now because I'm scared I'll start crying and then my mother will get mad.

How do I stop it? I don't really have enough confidence to leave my room other than for therapy, so leaving the house isn't really an option, and my mother and step-father/mr. douchebag are scary so I don't really want to talk to them. Is there anyway I can stop it? I've tried taking drugs when they get pissed off, but that doesn't really work.

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Re: Parents are Emotionally Abusive - November 28th 2009, 02:27 AM

Hey there Imaginary. I'm glad that you've been able to reach out here. Emotional abuse is a hard thing to go through and no one should have to be a victim of it.

I think the best thing you can do for yourself is to tell someone. You said that you were seeing a therapist, so what about telling him/her what's going on? They will probably have to report it since it is abuse, but they may also be able to help you're family. Sometimes family therapy can help work through these types of situations. If your parents wont agree to that or it doesn't work, then at least your therapist will know and they can find another way to help give you a safe home environment.

If you think you're safe talking to your parents you could also just try that. Write them a letter telling them how the things they say make you feel and that you would like for things to change. Sometimes parents don't even realize how hurtful and abusive their words are.

And the last thing I want to add is, please don't turn to drugs. They are a temporary fix and end up just hurting you worse.

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Re: Parents are Emotionally Abusive - December 2nd 2009, 03:45 PM

my parents were the same to me as a kid,they still are but not as bad since they found out i self harm.and i did the same as u i moved out and got involved in drink and drugs and lost my job.tell them how much it hurts you when they treat you this way,maybe they dont realise how much they r hurting u.btw therapy is pointless really if you go back home and they wind u up again
   
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Re: Parents are Emotionally Abusive - December 4th 2009, 10:09 PM

Ignore their abuse and live your life. Focus on the good things.
   
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Re: Parents are Emotionally Abusive - December 4th 2009, 10:22 PM

Hi, Imaginary, I'm Bailey. First off, I so so sorry you have to go through that, nobody should have to ever go through any sort of abuse. I'd suggest having a talk with them about how you feel, if you think you can handle it. If they continue to treat you this way even after that, tell somebody. Either your therapist or a trusted adult of some type. Hopefully you can get some family therapy together, or, if that doesn't work, at least find a good environment to be in.
Lastly, please don't turn to drugs. They only hurt you more in the end, and can ruin your life. I hope you find the help you need, and that you're ok right now. Take care, and feel free to PM me anytime.


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Re: Parents are Emotionally Abusive - December 7th 2009, 01:28 PM

anyway you can go live with your real dad?
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