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“My parents are yelling at me a lot and it seems like everyday it keeps getting worse. It almost seems like they are yelling at me just to yell sometimes. It doesn't make anything better because at school I feel like crap because of people and I can’t tell my parents anything because they are too busy yelling at me. One time I told my stepmom about some drama that was happening and didn’t leave out any detail that would make me look like the better person here and she yelled at me and called me “the school b****”. Which I guess I deserved. Last night it wasn't even two minutes after I got through the door that I got yelled at for having an attitude. I legit didn't even say anything to them either. I hate coming home. They don't know what my deal is because I can't tell them without getting yelled at so they put me into therapy and it helps but I feel like I'm crazy because now I need professional help for my problems.”

For starters, you aren’t crazy. Many people, especially teenagers, have to see a counselor, therapist, or some type of mental health doctor. In today’s society it sure is difficult to be a teenager and sometimes you do need someone to talk to because parents don’t understand, friends don’t get it, or you just feel better talking to a professional doctor. Don’t be ashamed of asking for help because you won’t regret it in the long run.

As for your parents yelling at you, maybe try to talk to them a time when everyone seems to be in a good mood and then try to talk to them about how you feel and how you would like to be treated better. Be super respectful when trying to bring up the conversation so they don’t escalate to yelling and they might actually hear what you’re saying and act on it. If you bring up the topic and have a nice conversation about it then maybe they will be more willing to change things around the home.

If all else fails, talk to your parents about family counseling. It can help a lot talking to a professional with the whole family in the room. This can be a safe place for change and the help from the counselor will work because they will give you guys healthy tips and tricks to getting along.

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