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She Doesn’t Understand

By October 18, 2021October 20th, 2021No Comments

Hi.  I was mentally, physically, emotionally, and sexually abused from the age of 2 to 15. I am 16 now. I was ” adopted” by someone I hardly know. She doesn’t really listen to me and doesn’t understand my mental problems. I have been diagnosed with at least 10 mental issues, Split Personality Disorder being one.

Help Yourself:

  • You sound like a strong person to have gone through so much and be reaching out.  Thank you for trusting Teen Central help you through this as well.
  • While you’re coping with all of this stress, if you start feeling unsafe, contact someone you trust and talk about it.  Try and keep things from bottling up inside.  If you don’t feel there is someone you trust enough in your life right now, you can always contact the site below:

Crisis Textline
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Text “HELLO” to 741741
www.crisistextline.org

 

  • Have you tried asking your guardian to sit with you had discuss how your feeling?  You could try preparing a list of things you want to say and then maybe ask to discuss them over dinner.
  • Have you tried talking with a therapist or a counselor about how you’re feeling?  This person may be able to meet with you and your guardian together to help her understand the things you want her to know.  They may be able to help guide you both on a path to understanding each other and what you need from each other as you build this new relationship.

Consider This

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