My Sister Is AbusiveAbuseMy Sister Is Abusive<div class="ExternalClass1A3B952F2E4147E1AB7030328488FFC8"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​<span>Hello, I need some help with abuse at home. My sister has been verbally (and physically) abusing my parents for a long time, but in these past few months, it has gotten worse. She has hated me ever since she could understand I was her sister, and she also verbally and physically abuses me too. My parents have tried to discipline her, and each night it gets worse. She yells, hits, kicks, and talks over them so that she won't have to listen to them. My parents have punished her in every (non-physical) way possible, but nothing works. They have even had the police come to our house once to scare her straight, but it got worse after that. She is completely inconsiderate of everyone in the house (she leaves food everywhere, makes a huge mess and forces my parents to clean it up, etc.) and she does not understand that my parents have the authority- not her. We can't even go on vacations or road trips together because she will freak out that I am in the car with her. It is tearing my family apart, and I am not sure what to do. My parents are at the end of their rope. I need help. </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClass8AC12DBF8700470087A194163D176EF5"><div><div class="ExternalClass1A3B952F2E4147E1AB7030328488FFC8"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>We can understand why this would be so frustrating for you and make you feel like you are at the end of your rope.  When siblings are behaving in the way you have described your sister, it is hard to handle.  We don’t know the age of your sister and we would like to offer you more information.  If she is an adult, we would suggest that you contact the local CPS in your area and report the abuse that has taken place.  Police may not be able to do anything but maybe Child Protective Services can.  You deserve to be safe in your own home.</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>Another option would be to give your parents our number. We have a large database that we can share referrals with them if they are looking for some outside help and support.  It sounds like your sister needs some help and could use the resources.  Have them contact us by phone so we can ask the questions we need to in order to find the best resources for them.</span><br></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>Finally, you have to take care of yourself and feel safe. If you are being physically abused in any way, please call 911.  You don’t deserve to feel unsafe in your home. Nobody does. What can you do to feel safe?  Stay in your room? Stay out of the way of your sister? Don’t engage in her negative behavior or exhaust yourself in her drama.  Take care of you. </span><br></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>Our counselors are here 24/7 so you can call anytime.  Continue to reach out and let us know how it is going.</span><br></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>Take care,</span><br></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>Naina, counselor</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>16

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