Scared In My Own Home

Posted by | August 02, 2014 | Abuse | One Comment

I’m just looking for someone to talk to. My step-dad is emotionally abusive and has sometimes gotten physical with my mom. I don’t know how much more I can take. It’s hard to do school work when he’s constantly yelling at me. What am I supposed to do in this situation? He’s affecting my future and making me feel scared in my own home.

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  • BYS Counselor says:

    We are so glad you are reaching out for help with the situation you are dealing with at home. It sounds like it can get rather chaotic at times. If you can find an adult in your local community, such as one of our counselors, please consider sharing with them the home situation and ask them to help you with it. They can help you to be safe and they can also be an advocate to help you and your mom if the situation is violent and not safe for you both to live.

    We are here to help you as well. Any time you need to talk to someone, you can email us at or call us at 1-206-842-9675. We also have a text line at 1-206-707-6388 for teens to talk to a counselor about coping skills and things to try to help you get through these difficult days.

    Take care and stay safe!

    BYS Counselor

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