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Sticks in my mind

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My dad called me a f*****g c**t I don’t know what to do I feel terrible. I have an eating disorder and I have suffered many medical problems in my 17 years of living. I understand that my parents get frustrated because I don’t make it easy for them to help me get better. That line and any other harsh thing said to me sticks in my mind and repeats on and on until I don’t know what to do and I feel worthless unlovable and hopeless.

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Hello there, thanks for getting in touch!
 
First and foremost, we want to extend a warm welcome to you. It takes courage to reach out, especially when facing difficult situations. We’re truly sorry to hear about what you’re going through. It’s completely understandable that hurtful words from a loved one can be incredibly painful, especially when you’re already dealing with so much. You are not alone in feeling this way, and your feelings are valid.
 
It’s important to remember that you deserve love, respect, and support, regardless of any challenges you may be facing. Your struggles with an eating disorder and medical issues are real, and it’s okay to ask for help. You are not defined by your circumstances, and there are people who care about you and want to see you thrive.
 
If you ever feel unsafe at home or need immediate assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact emergency services at 999 or 112. Additionally, organizations like BodyWhys.ie provide valuable support and resources specifically for those dealing with eating disorders. These articles may be helpful with your family situation www.childline.ie/getting-along-with-family/ and www.childline.ie/reconnecting-with-your-parents-or-siblings-after-a-fight/. You can find lots more articles in the Home & Families section on the Childline website www.childline.ie/home-and-families/.
 
You are never alone in this journey. The Childline team is here to support you too, to listen to you, and explore your options with you. Whether you need someone to talk to or guidance on how to cope with difficult situations, we are available 24 hours a day, every day. You can reach us by phone at 1800 66 66 66 or through Messenger at www.Childline.ie.
 
Remember, you are worthy of love and support, and things can get better with time and support. Don’t be afraid to reach out again,
Alex

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