People don’t understand

I’m young I’m 11 almost 12 but I look 14-15. My parents are divorced which I don’t really care about what they do with their life’s. But when they start to affect my life I get pissed. My dad has dated some women that are half his age and smoked and drank EVERYTHING… My mom is a judgemental old woman. When I was in 4th grade I cut a couple times but I hated the pain… I still do. I began doing it again and writing all over my arms. (which my dad hits me for) My friends try to understand I think but they don’t understand yet. Not to mention how I talk to guys who are 13-17 online. Mostly everyone at my school thinks I’ve done things because I’m as they say “emo” (even though I only cry when I’m far away from people that could hear)

I try to cope I really do but my situation is tough and I don’t know if I can do anything about it….

5 thoughts on “People don’t understand

  1. I go to school and instantly most my teachers ask how I am I say fine because I don’t know really. I don’t want to bother them plus there’s always my peers huddled around the nurse and teachers and counselors.

  2. I know exactly how you feel. I think you feel completely out of control of your situation. I have been there and your not alone. The cutting makes you feel good so its best if you seek some kind of counseling. I know…blah blah you heard that before. But you need someone who can help you stay grounded. When our parents are out of control the only thing we can do is go to school and study hard. This will not last forever. Please try to find the help that is needed. Your in my prayers.

  3. People are really rude to younger people going through things like this. Whenever somebody young has to deal with emotions and situations like this, people just automatically judge them as ’emo’, as if you don’t actually know what you’re talking about.
    I’m really sorry that all of this has been happening to you. I really think you should tell somebody about what’s been going on. Does your school have a counselor? Maybe a nurse? The nurses typically are really kind and would probably be happy to lend a listening ear. I’ve found that talking out my problems can make things so much easier.
    I highly suggest that you talk to a nurse at your school or a trusted teacher or someone. They can help you.
    And ALWAYS remember: You always have a choice. You can always do something, and you can always change your future and your current situations. You CAN change things, no matter how hard it may seem. You are capable and can change your life if you choose to.
    Please talk to somebody about these things. Coping is really hard, and it’s extremely easy to fall into poor coping skills (for example, cutting) without somebody to guide you and help you out.
    I wish you the best. Keep us updated on what happens!

  4. Dear Pre-teen,
    Please let a loved one whom you trust know what is going on with you and your parents. Make sure that they get you to see a doctor soon. Cutting is dangerous and can lead to worse problems if you continue it later, and even death. Please also let your guidance counselor or school nurse know what is happening at home. No one should be hitting you for doing anything. Call 1-8004ACHILD, national child abuse hotline and report what is going on. Hopefully you can get the help that you need. Please let us know how things turn out.

  5. It can be hard to find ways to cope with your situation. I want you to know that you can one day get away from all of it. Go somewhere far away for college or just move out of state when your older. The behaviors you have right now will hold you back from this and put you in a situation much like your current one or worse for the rest of your life. You need to value yourself more.

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