I’m sorry that you continue to be stuck in a situation that feels so unhappy and unsafe for you. It seems like you feel as though you’re trapped, watching the same painful things happen at home again and again (and perhaps this is worsened by having to watch your little brother go through some of the same things that you endured?). I can hear how tired you are of this, Sophie, and how hard it is to keep fighting. I know that filing a report is not an easy move, and there’s no judgement here whether or not you did. Know that we’re here to support you through any feelings that might come up around reporting his behaviour, if you want to share them. <img src="smileys/heart.gif" width="" height="" alt="<3" title="
As for advice for dealing with feelings…we don’t really give advice, but I can say that our whole service is based around the premise that talking things out can help relieve some of the pain and help you discover your own solutions…so I invite you to use this as a place where you can vent openly and honestly about how you’re feeling right now. Right now, it sounds like the mixture of emotions that’s running through you is so complicated that you barely know what to do with it — would you like to tell us more about that? Feel free to use the chat service as a place to get some of the feelings out as well.
I don’t know if that really answers your question — I suppose the answer is that we’re here, and we’ll help you as much as we can. <img src="smileys/heart.gif" width="" height="" alt="<3" title="