My Dad Is AbusiveAbuseMy Dad Is Abusive<div class="ExternalClass352743F276994FE6BCE2AA0E43FF9BA5"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​<span>My dad has been abusing my mother since forever now, and he's been saying mean stuff about how I look and say stuff like "you never listen to me,"& "you make me mad" &"one day I'm going to kill you." My mom suffers from depression and is bipolar. Whenever she gets mad she gets really physically mad. She is really just a mother figure and we have never connected. My sister doesn't really care about this and makes it seem like none of this matters. My dad never picks on her or argues with her. It's like he love my sister more than me.  </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClassAF4D4AF905EF4AE6B6FF2097EF105608"><div><div class="ExternalClass352743F276994FE6BCE2AA0E43FF9BA5"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>We are so glad you reached out for support. It can be a hard and scary thing to do.  You made a brave and wise decision.  No one deserves to be abused, emotionally or physically.  It sounds like you and your family are in a serious situation.  You deserve to have love and family/relationships that will help you grow and feel safe.  It sounds like what is happening in your household is affecting you.  Have you talked to your mom about what is going on and what your dad is saying to you?  It very well may be that she is also conflicted with how to handle the situation.  By letting her know your feelings and talking about how it is affecting you may help spring her into action.</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>These situations are generally difficult for everyone involved.  While you cannot control your mom or your dad, it may be a good idea to make a plan for yourself.  Maybe try speaking to your mom when everything is calm.  If you feel that you can't speak with her it might be time to talk to another trusted adult.  This could be a teacher, school counselor, family member, family friend, or spiritual leader.  Ask them to assist you in the getting the help and support.</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 ever feel you or your mom are ever in immediate danger reach out to 911 right away.  Often it is very difficult for those in abusive relationships to leave.  However, your safety is a priority.  It sounds like you are very intuitive and have a good head on your shoulders to understand what is happening and how it is affecting you and what kind of support you need.</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>We want to be a support for you. Please reach out to us either by calling, chat, text or email.  We are here to offer you support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Stay strong!</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><br></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;">Brittany, Counselor</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>15

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