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Fighting parents

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my parents fight

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Hey there,
 
First off, we want to say that it takes a lot of courage to reach out about something as tough as your parents fighting. It’s totally normal to feel overwhelmed, scared, or even angry when you witness conflicts at home. We want you to know that you’re not alone in this. Many young people go through similar experiences, and it’s okay to feel whatever emotions come up for you.
 
It’s important to remember that your parents’ fights are not your fault. Sometimes adults have disagreements, and unfortunately, they don’t always handle them in the best way. But please know that their arguments are between them and not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
 
If you ever feel unsafe or if the fights escalate, it’s important to reach out to someone you trust. There are people who genuinely care about your well-being; other family members, teachers, friends. You can always contact the Childline team at 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat at www.Childline.ie. We’re available 24/7 to listen, offer support, and help you explore your options. You can contact us anonymously for a non-judgmental chat around what’s going on for you.
 
In the meantime, finding healthy ways to cope with the situation can make a big difference. Whether it’s talking to a friend, journaling your thoughts and feelings, or engaging in activities that bring you joy, finding outlets for your emotions can provide some relief during difficult times. This article from the Childline website may be helpful too www.childline.ie/what-to-do-if-you-live-with-parents-who-are-constantly-fighting/.
 
Lastly, remember that you have the strength to get through this. Reach out for the support you deserve. We are only a free phone call away,
 
Take care of yourself,
Alex

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