My Mom Calls Me NamesAbuseMy Mom Calls Me Names<div class="ExternalClass51A4F73EB35B47AE9A382FBA81A2CB6D"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">I think my mom is verbally abusing me and I have really lost hope and don't know who to go to right now my mom picks on me and calls me names and yells at me for no reason and my dad also just sits there and let's it happen I just don't know what to do anymore any advice would help.</span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass38AF218B4DD6467FBE72C4D59397A41F"><p>​We're so glad you reached out to us tonight. It sounds like your mom's words and your dad's reluctance to stop her have been causing you a lot of hurt. It's not easy to reach out for help when we're hurting, and it shows a lot of strength to be asking for help.</p><p>You can't control your mom's actions, but sometimes altering our own responses to someone else's behaviors can improve the situation. Think of what sorts of situations lead to your mom yelling, and how you respond when she says these things. What might you be able to do to prevent her from getting upset in the first place? How might you respond differently to prevent the situation from escalating? ​Again, these questions allow you to focus on <a href="/Pages/What-Can-You-Control.aspx">what you can control</a> and how you can make the situation better. These tip pages offer advice on overcoming issues with parents:</p><ul><li><a href="/Pages/Build-a-Bridge-Not-a-Wall.aspx?Topic=Family">Build a Bridge, Not a Wall</a></li><li><a href="/Pages/When-Anger-Comes-Between-You.aspx?Topic=Family">When Anger Comes Between You</a></li><li><a href="/Pages/tip-What-If-I-Dont-Agree.aspx?Topic=Family">What If I Don't Agree?</a></li><li><a href="/Pages/tip-not-feeling-support-from-parents.aspx?Topic=Family">Not Feeling Support from your Parents?</a><br></li></ul><p>If you ever need support or want to talk through any of these situations happening at home, we are here to help. You can email us, just know that emails can sometimes take 24-48 hours for a response. If you want to get in touch with a counselor more immediately and have a more in depth conversation, you can call us anytime at 1-800-448-3000 or text or chat with us at the hours listed below. Take care and know that we're here if you need to talk.<br></p><p>Annie, counselor<br></p></div>15

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