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Verbally and physically abusing me

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How do I get my mother to stop abusing me verbally and physically?


Hi there, thanks for your question to Ask Alex,

Firstly, we want to welcome you and say that we’re here for you. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help, especially when you’re dealing with such a difficult situation. We want you to know that you are not alone, and there are people who care about you and want to support you through this tough time.

We’re truly sorry to hear that you’re experiencing verbal and physical abuse from your mother. No one deserves to be treated that way, especially by someone who is supposed to love and care for them unconditionally. It’s important to recognise that this behaviour is not your fault, and you do not deserve to be treated this way.

If you ever feel unsafe at home, it’s crucial to reach out to emergency services immediately by dialling 999 or 112. Your safety is the number one priority, and there are professionals who are trained to help you in these situations. You may find these articles helpful and

Additionally, we want to remind you that you are never alone. The Childline team is here for you, ready to support you and explore your options with you. You can reach out to us anytime, as we are here 24 hours a day, every day. You can contact us for free at 1800 66 66 66, or you can chat with us live on our website at through Live Chat.

It‘s important to remember that there are people who care about you and want to help you through this. You deserve to live in a safe and loving environment, and there are resources available to help you achieve that.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out for support whenever you need it.

Take care of yourself, and keep safe,


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