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My sister is abusive to me. Mentally more than the physical. And I think that is worse because you really can't SHOW anyone what she's doing. I want to run away from home. Should I do it?

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Last Updated: 07/03/2018 at 10:12pm
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April 13th, 2018 10:13pm
I would not recommend running away, that could create more issues or lead you to more abusive people. Do you have other family that you could talk to about this? Do your parents know? Speak about it to trust adults, they should be able to help you.
April 24th, 2018 6:43am
Mental abuse is definitely very stressful. I can understand why you feel like running. More so when the abuser is your own sibling. It's like your home and your space has been invaded and you are constantly exposed to danger. But , if you take a step outside your home and run away , you are leaving behind your home , your loved ones , friends and a familiar surrounding. You have invested your time and love on all these people. Is it worth it. Wouldn't it be better to talk to your parents and ask them to intervene. They can address this abuse and stop it and at the same time find help for your sister. It's obvious that your sister has some issues and she is taking it out on you.
June 5th, 2018 5:59am
Running away is never a great solution. More regrettable often than anything else. Have you tried talking to anyone about it, even your parents? And in the worst case scenario, you've gotta seek counselling, talk to someone about the abuse. You can't stay like this, and running away will only suit her more, not you. Show your parents or any adults around how big of a problem it is to you, and never stop fighting for what you want, a peaceof mind in a home that is yours
July 3rd, 2018 10:12pm
First id like to say, im so sorry to hear that you are in such a situation. I wonder how old you are and i take from your wording that you still live with your parents? The thing is, running away from the situation, no matter how much i understand youd want to, will have many consequences, like where would you stay, how would you support yourself, would you miss your caretakers? Do you have a good relationship with them? Maybe it could help you to talk to a listener here or to a trusted adult at school or at home to see if they can help you in this difficult situation! Good luck and all the best to you!