keno wrote:What to do to live with a verbally abusive parent? He is controlling, manipulative, mean, selfish, uncooperative, argumentative and belittling. Moving is not an option at present. [/b]
I am not telling you to do what I did at the age of 15, now I am 32 years old. I ran away from home because the abuse whas that bad.
I had no money but strangers were willing to help me, although I took risk of being caught by the police to bring me back, or being with people I did not know. Yes I was hurt and raped, so I am not advising this as an option. But maybe you can find someone to talk to, or see if you could live with another family member and explain what is going on. Talk to people you know who will listen and care. There are ways out. You do not have to stay in this abusive home because you are 15. Let someone know, that you trust, tell them what is going on, in your home. This way you have someone who can help you.
I did run away a very long time ago and I made a life for myself. However I met a lot of strange people who used drugs, not all people I met used drugs but a lot of them did. I did survive but I almost died and I am very lucky to be alive. To me it was worth getting out of the abuse I lived in and it was bad. I took Mental and Emotinal abuse from my real mom and beatings from my step dad. Mental abuse from Step Mom and it was bad. If I know what I know now I should have tried to talk someone because at the time I had no money to support myself and I wanted out of the abuse. That is all I could think about. Don't run away, just find someone you know and trust and talk to them. Don't give up hope because someone will help you, if you keep talking about your situation.