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Why is my mum always angry with me

Your Question

 why is my mum constantly angry at me for nothing she tells me i terrorise qnd abuse my family and is really over protective, i have the same rules as my 8 year old sister while im 15. shes always yelling and telling my family how hard i make her life and shes just i dont know. about 18 months ago we moved here and all i ever thinl bout is leaving my dad still lives overseas theyre still together but ll i want is to live with him at home where i have friends i trust and love and an actual community and i have friends here but the group im in is awful half the girls are horrible i hate it i hate living here i hate living with my mum all i want to do is leave


 Hi there and welcome to ask Alex.  Thanks for reaching out with your question.  It sounds like you are going through a very tough time at the moment. 

It seems like you have had some difficult experiences recently in your life, leaving your dad and friends, your home, moving to a new country.  All these changes can be difficult to cope with so you should be kind to yourself as you have been through a lot.  

You say that your mum is constantly angry with you.  That must be difficult to manage at home.  Have you been able to talk to someone about how you are feeling?  Have you been able to have a conversation with you dad about what it is like for you living here? 

You say that you have friends in Ireland, but that you don’t like half the girls in your friendship group. Are there some friends that you do get on well with?  Could you speak to some of them to share how you are feeling?  Or maybe you could speak to an adult you trust such as a family member or youth leader? They would be able to support you to speak to your mum about how you are feeling. 

You mention that you feel like leaving?  It must be terrible to feel that way as everyone should feel safe, secure and happy especially in their own home.  There are some info and advice articles on the Childline website, one of which is what to do when you feel like leaving home – and another on how to deal with family . Hopefully you might find some useful information there. 

We would also love to hear more from you about how you are feeling at the moment.  Childline offers a free, confidential and non-judgemental Listening Service, and we are here to listen to what ever going on for you, 24 hours a day, every day.  You can contact us by phone 1800 66 66 66 or through webchat at You do not have to feel alone, Childline is here for you. 

Take care and we look forward to hearing more from you, 


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