My Relationship With My ParentsFamilyMy Relationship With My Parents<div class="ExternalClassBEADECCD8CD746D19CEA981BA79AF1B0"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">My parents say and do things that might be emotionally abusive. They do nice things sometimes, so I'm wondering if it's my fault, especially since I make a lot of mistakes. I wanted to talk to someone about it, and this was suggested to me. Hope I'm not bothering you!  </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass1C04AC5E796B4EEA9B784108E169A02A"><p>​First of all, thank you so much for reaching out to us. It takes strength and maturity to know when to reach out for, and accept, help from others. Proud of you for doing so today.</p><p>It sounds like you are having some conflicted feelings about your relationship with your parents right now. You feel that some of the things they might do might be concerning but they do nice and kind things for you as well. Which it seems, has you wondering if you are seeing things accurately? That can be a tough and confusing situation. <br></p><p>We are certainly more than happy to talk about it with you and would like more details about your situation. If email is the best medium of communication then that is great! But if you are looking for something with a faster reply time then we suggest texting us 24/7 at VOICE to 20121 or calling us 24/7 at 1.800.448.3000.<br></p><p>In the meantime, it is important that you are caring for yourself and being conscious of your stress management. This type of situation can be overwhelming at times. Try to spend extra time <a href="/Pages/Be-Kind-to-Yourself.aspx">being kind to yourself</a>. Reach out for support as needed. Be patient with yourself, and avoid situations that might be <a href="/Pages/tip-triggers.aspx">triggering</a> to you. </p><p>Thanks again for reaching out and do not hesitate at all to reach back out again in the future.<br></p><p>Addison, counselor<br></p></div>17

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