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My mother is a bully

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My mother is bully, she calls me names, blackmails me, screams at me, threatens me, steals off me I don’t know what to do, I can’t take it anymore.  

I only live with her in the house, she makes my life a living misery 


Hi there,  

Welcome to Ask Alex. First of all, we want to thank you for reaching out and sharing what’s happened. It takes a lot of courage to do that, and it’s a big first step toward getting the help you need. This sounds like a very hard situation to be in.  

It’s important to know that you are not alone in this, even if you feel alone. Do you have a trusted adult in your life you can speak to about this? Maybe a grandparent, sports coach, or friend’s parent? They may be able to support you with this. You can always call Childline on 1800 66 66 66, we are a free, confidential, and non-judgmental service who are always here to listen, 24/7. If you prefer it, you can chat with us through our webchat service, by clicking on the purple Messenger circle at,  

You have the right to feel safe and secure in your home. When children and teens experience any kind of abuse or neglect, the Child and Family Agency, TUSLA, is contacted, in order to look for ways to keep you safe and stop whatever is causing you harm. Please, have a look at the following link. It shows different ways for you to contact Tusla: If you were at immediate risk of getting hurt, you can contact the Gardaí on 999 or 112, and they will be the ones to keep you from harm. The same link shows the number to use for them.  

Please, feel free to contact us again if you need further support. We will be happy to help!  

Take care of yourself,  


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