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Am I being selfish (be truthful) - November 3rd 2013, 07:35 PM

Recently, my sister (23) has been beaten by her ex bf. She has 2 daughters. She went to hospital not long ago as shes suicidal. Shes really depressed now, so shes staying over my house from today (Sunday) until Thursday.
My sister doesnt talk to me at all.
My mum ignores me when my sister is around. They snuggled under the blanket together...my mum has NEVER done this with me... I just feel like she doesn't care about me at all.
She treats me like a child...I'm 16 and she makes me go to bed at 9.00 every night, ffs.
She makes me feel like s***.
I have hardly any friends, so I have no support AT ALL.
I feel like I'm going to fail all my exams.
I feel like I'm not good at anything.
I feel like I'm a failure.
I feel like I'm no goofdat anything
I need to get away from my family before I do something stupid to myself.
PLEASE HELP ME

Please be truthful, am I being selfish and stupid?

Please answer me, I need to know the truth!

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Re: Am I being selfish (be truthful) - November 3rd 2013, 08:47 PM

Hi there Bex, Welcome to TeenHelp.

I often hear very similar stories as the one you are having right now. I think your mother is focused on your sister because of the visible problems she has been going through (verbal/physical abuse). Often, parents will unintentionally direct there attention to a child in need, but alot of parents don't remember that they have other kids to take care of at the same time. So my guess is that she recognizes that your sister needs support; but is blind to the fact that you also need support as well.

In regards to the friend aspect of things, I think it's best to start getting more involved at school. Join groups, clubs, sports, get a part-time job, or even volunteer at a local organization. All these different things will not only provide you with the opportunity to get out of the house more often, but also provides you the opportunity to create friendships.

It sounds overall that you need some kind of support system in your life to keep you balanced (emotionally), and to allow you to release some of the stress in your life. My recommendation is that you talk to a counselor/social worker at school, or find some other support system. This will most definitely benefit you in a positive way.

Keep your head up!


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Re: Am I being selfish (be truthful) - November 3rd 2013, 09:02 PM

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