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Raised voices upset me

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I cry easily when my mom and sister raise their voice when I do something stupid or something I don’t know and they get annoyed when I get upset


Hey there, welcome to Ask Alex,
First of all, we want to let you know that you’re not alone in feeling this way. It’s completely normal to feel upset or hurt when someone raises their voice, especially if it’s someone close to you like your mom or sister. It’s ok to have emotions and to express them, even if others don’t always understand right away.
Feeling overwhelmed or upset when you make a mistake or don’t know something is also common, particularly during the teenage years when you’re still learning and growing. It’s important to remember that making mistakes is a part of life, and it’s how we learn and grow from them that matters.
However, it’s concerning if you’re feeling unsafe at home when these situations occur. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you feel threatened or unsafe, don’t hesitate to contact emergency services at 999 or 112. Your safety is the number one priority, and there are people who are trained to help you in those moments.
Additionally, if you ever need someone to talk to or support, Childline is here for you. Our team is available 24 hours a day, every day, to listen to your concerns, and explore your options with you. You can reach us for free by phone at 1800 66 66 66 or by Live Chat at Remember, you are never alone, and there are people who care about you and want to help. This article may be helpful for you
Take care of yourself, and remember to be kind to yourself, especially during challenging times like these. Keep reaching out for support when you need it, and know that brighter days are ahead for you.

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