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Dear Dish-It, My Brother Keeps Beating Me Up (pg.2)

Dear Dish-It,

My brother is five years older than I am and he's using physical violence. I've told my mom a million times but she is always saying to keep out of his way. I've got loads of aches and pains from him. What should I do?
hippychick


Dear hippychick,

Even though your mom hasn't been too helpful with this situation, you need to try and talk to her again. Arrange to talk with both your mom and brother at the same time, so you can let both of them know that you're really getting hurt and you want it to stop. Hopefully they'll realize that things have gotten out of control and will work to fix things. If for some reason your mom and brother aren't responsive to your concerns, you need to talk to another trusted adult - maybe an aunt, a teacher/school counselor, or friend's parent. It can be totally confidential, or you can probably arrange to have a meeting with your mom and your school counselor to talk about your troubles. Sometimes having an impartial person in on your conversation can really help. Good Luck!


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-Gwen9--
-Gwen9-- posted in Friends:
"jordand08" wrote:Thank you.You're welcome. :)
reply about 12 hours
donteatcarrots
talk to the person you're closest too. yes, you said you don't get close with people, but there's probably one person who you speak to more often than others- talk to that person.
reply about 14 hours
donteatcarrots
donteatcarrots posted in Friends:
Don't worry too much- it's only your first relationship- but I'd sit down with him at one point, and discuss what makes you uncomfortable, eg; if you know what I mean...
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donteatcarrots
donteatcarrots posted in Friends:
Probably sound a little stereotypical, but the majority of boys don't really act like that... Ask him :p
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kittenkid
First: WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T KILL YOUSELF! When you get past this you'll be glad. Well, this is just my opinion, but I think you should first find someone, anyone, even if you don't trust them, if there're your parents talk to them about it. I bet a bunch of people have already told you this but there're right. Before you walk up to them, write down what you're going to say and then think of a few questions they might ask and write down the answers to them. Remember to tell them that it might take you a minute to think of an answer. Before you answer, think of the exact words you will say  before you say anything, and think in your mind about it. Think about wether it is a lie or not before you say it. If it gets out of you mouth before you realize it is a lie, don't be afraid to say so and just say the truth. Also, just try to find something you like to do that will take your mind off everything. If you really can't think of anything, try just practicing saying your feelings to yourself, or a pillow or something.  Hope this helps!
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