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Mum spirals out of control

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My mum gets really angry and spirals over the top about everything and I hate my Ho e life and avoid her becuase if it. I’ve started putting myself down and I just want to give up. What do I do?


Hi there, thanks for reaching out to us at Ask Alex,

We are really sorry to hear that you’re going through such a tough time at home. It must be incredibly challenging to deal with a situation where your mum gets upset easily. It’s important to know that your feelings are valid, and it’s okay to feel overwhelmed.

Remember, you’re not alone, and reaching out for support is a brave step. It might be helpful to talk to someone you trust, like a friend, teacher, or school counsellor, about what you’re going through. They can provide a listening ear and offer guidance on how to cope with difficult emotions.
Additionally, finding healthy outlets for your feelings, such as journaling, art, or engaging in activities you enjoy, can be a positive way to manage stress. If you ever feel like you can’t handle things on your own, please think about talking to a mental health professional. They are trained to help and can provide you with tools that can help you manage challenging situations. Here is an article from the Childline website which you may find helpful
Remember, you deserve and have the right to support, and there are people who care about your well-being. You’re stronger than you might think, and looking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. If you would like to reach out and talk to us some more, our Childline Team are here to help and support you too. We do not judge, and we can explore your options with you. You can contact us any time of the day or night, the Childline Listening service never closes, we are here for you 24/7/365. Our free-phone number is 1800 66 66 66 or you can use Live Chat on our website


Please look after yourself, and reach out to somebody for support soon,



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