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My parents' won't listen to me vent

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Parents told me that they don’t want to listen to me vent. They’re the source of all my problems. My friends are always occupied and often ignore me. Because of this they don’t know me well. I have no one else to talk to. I want therapy. I haven’t felt truly happy in years. My life is falling a part and there’s no one to help me. I also have trust issues. My parents are the bullies of my life. They are demanding, controlling, and emotionally neglectful. I just want someone who is able to listen, and will love me unconditionally, not because they feel forced to. I want someone to want me. I feel so alone. Life is not i



Hello, welcome to Ask Alex,
We are really sorry to hear that you’re going through such a tough time right now. It’s completely natural to want someone to listen and understand, especially when it feels like those close to you aren’t available. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help, and you’re taking a positive step by considering therapy.
It’s important to have someone who can provide that unconditional love and support you’re looking for. Do you have other family members that you could talk to, like grandparents or aunts, uncles, older cousins? Perhaps they can help you talk to your parents, and explain to them how you are feeling? You may also find this article from the Childline website useful
If you feel you cannot talk to anyone in your family just yet, why not give us a call at Childline? Childline provides a safe and confidential space for you to talk about your feelings, concerns, and experiences. We have trained facilitators who can listen and support you, and we’re available 24 hours a day, every day. You can contact us at 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat at whenever you’re ready.
You don’t have to go through this alone; the Childline Team is here to help you explore your options and provide the support you need. Please reach out to us when you feel comfortable doing so.
Remember, you are not alone, and there are people who care about your well-being.
Take care, and know that there is hope for a brighter future,

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