My Friend's Dad Is Verbally AbusiveRelationshipsMy Friend's Dad Is Verbally Abusive<div class="ExternalClassA5A6C15A83454630954F6E5946741CBA"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​<span>Hi just want to help with my friend, her dad verbally abuses her and I need advice, currently there is no way for her to reach anyone.  </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClass4BE66DFB2FB84BC0BFD7F71770A98EA9"><div><div class="ExternalClassA5A6C15A83454630954F6E5946741CBA"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>We are glad you have discovered our website and are reaching out today.  We are sorry to hear about your friend, and it is nice that you are concerned about her.  She is lucky to have you as a friend.  Often, the best thing to do is to be a good listener.  That does not mean trying to solve her problems, or making any judgements,  just acknowledging her feelings.  You need to take care of yourself as well.  If you start to feel overwhelmed or depressed about her situation, take a break.  Stay in touch  with your feelings, let your parents know what is going on so they can support you through this.</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>If you can, encourage your friend to reach out to an adult that she trusts, this could be a teacher, school counselor, pastor or coach.  Encourage her to tell them what is going on in her home so they can help her to cope with this situation and the feelings that it might bring up. </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>We want you to know we are here for you, and your friend.  You can reach out and talk to one of our counselors anytime.  Tell your friend about our site, show her the tips articles.  Have her pay special attention to the Your Self Esteem and Your Coping Skills sections.</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Sincerely,</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;">Larry – Counselor</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>13

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