my parents were really awful when i was younger. they’d pull me around and practically pick me up by me hair and locked me out of the house a lot. they also had a lock to lock me into my room. most of that stopped but a while back i got frustrated and kinda hit something an my dad grabbed my hair and started yelling “do you want to get violent” at me and kicked me out of the house for a few hours. this isn’t an often thing but i’m hesitant to let people touch my hair because of it. (1/?)

when people grasp my hair i freak out. my mum also always says things like “because if you don’t then i’ll make your life miserable. i also have a diagnosed learning disability that they won’t let me get and IEP(individual education plan) for and then yells at me when i mess up in school. she’s also they type that doesn’t beleive in mental illness really. the other day I tryed telling her something and she…

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My parents are divorced and my mom tries to get me to “stand up” for myself when I know its going to end in a fight. She also comments about my weight among other things, but she really loves me. Is this mental abuse or am I overreacting?

It depends, anon, I can’t know exactly what your mother is saying. If she is harassing you about your weight, calling you names, picking on you i front of people, and deliberately making you feel bad, that’s abuse.