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Family members constantly fighting

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What happens if your family members are constant fighting and you are getting trauma?

Answer

Hi there,  

Welcome to Ask Alex. We are so glad that you have come and asked this question, this seems like a very stressful environment, and you are very brave to ask for support. You have told us that your family are fighting constantly, and that you are being affected by this. We are sorry to hear this is happening to you.  

Family relationships are sometimes tricky from time to time, especially if there are external and internal pressures and stress.  Have you spoken about this to someone? It’s important that you have a space to talk to someone about what is upsetting you. Do you have a trusted adult in your life that you can lean on? It could be a grandparent, a sports coach, or maybe a teacher. If you don’t know who you can turn too, you can call Childline on 1800 66 66 66, and they can help support you finding a trusted adult in your life and are also a listening ear if you need support. It’s a free and confidential phoneline. Also, you can chat with us through our webchat service, by clicking on the purple Messenger circle on www.Childline.ie 

It’s important that you keep yourself safe and don’t get involved in these arguments, try your best to stay out of these situations. If you feel safe enough to do so, you could express to your family members that their arguments are affecting your wellbeing. They may not have realised this previously.  

If you are ever in immediate danger or harm, you can contact emergency services on 999 or 112 from any mobile or landline, free of charge. 

We are proud of you for reaching out to us, as we understand that it was probably not an easy thing for you to do. 

Wishing you all the best, 

Alex 

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