Normally, you trust the people who take care of you but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. There are several types of abuse: sexual, psychological, verbal, and physical abuse. You should always feel loved and safe in your home. If you don’t feel safe, you are probably experiencing some form of abuse.
Find someone who will listen and tell them about what you are experiencing. When you reach out for help you may feel angry, scared, or even guilty. Just make sure it is someone you trust and someone besides your family is aware of your situation.
If facing verbal abuse assign a spot in your house or your friend’s house where you can get away from the abuse. Keeping yourself safe is the most important thing, so try to establish a boundary by leaving the room to end the conversation to show you won’t tolerate the abuse.
Even when you leave your abusive household the trauma it causes can have a lasting effect. Seeking professional help is the best thing you can do for your well-being. A professional can help you build trusting relationships with people who will be there for you.
Resist the urge to suppress your anger. Eventually, the suppressed anger will show its ugly side. It is hard to come to terms with the idea that a family member could ever hurt you in this way. You deserve to properly heal.
Communication and thought is key.