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My mother constantly disapproves about everything I do and makes believable but exaggerated stories to tell my dad so he would get mad at me too. She is constantly bullying me at home. What can I do?

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Last Updated: 06/23/2020 at 6:02pm
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empathicForest15
July 30th, 2018 5:52pm
Ooh, this rings a bell. Especially for only children, this can feel like a "2 against 1" situation and can force Dad to pick a side. Step one, which I learned today, might be to not take it personally and consider if Mom might be taking something out on you that has nothing to do with you. But of course there are other possibilities. It can make you feel trapped, inadequate, and unfairly treated. Perhaps writing a letter, if you feel you can't talk to Mom without her getting angry or shutting down, would be a good start.
SupportiveSockMonkey
April 9th, 2018 6:04pm
This is a very difficult situation, however you could try and talk to the school welfare team, teachers, or friends about it to try and get some support about this. If it gets too far out of hand there are many charities you can contact about this for support such as Mind, childline or contact anyone trustworthy who would be able to support you through this difficult time.
ThreeFourFiveDime
November 17th, 2017 1:59am
Listen, Im a teenager and my mom is always there for me but whenever I do something she disapproves of, she twists the story to make me look like a horrible son. I get bullied at home and in school and this has led me to some serious thoughts. Im in the same position as you buddy, your not alone. She's a hypocrite, manipulative, and plain old mean. She refuses to listen to anyone besides herself, is load and brash and never apologizes. Talk to your dad and if he doesn't listen, talk to family or people around you that you know they will help you. Good Luck!!!
Anonymous
June 23rd, 2020 6:02pm
Try to explain her how she makes you feel like. And also talk to your dad about it . I am sure one of them will understand the situation they put you into.But if they don't try to contact with one of your relatives.You can also get heşp from a specialist . And don't be exhausted it is not just you everyone is facing such kind of issues you are strong enough to face those situation.Remember you are not alone in here everyone is here to help you you just have to nhol on . nYou will win in the end . Your mom and dad willl understand how they make you feel like and stop ac₺ing that way.