It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Relationship Health Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-10-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 13
Alyssa139 HB User
Question I worried about my safety with my step-brother's anger issues..help!

Two years ago, my dad remarried to a woman who has two sons. The oldest isn't too bad but I always knew that the younger one was a spoiled brat. He was 14 at the time, 16 now, and all he has to do is pitch a fit and he gets his way. I always just saw this as a personal problem between him and his mom until he blew up the other night. During a family talk, he was being disrespectful to his mom and my boyfriend pointed this out. They decided to take his phone away for just that night and he went off on them. They sent him upstairs where he was yelling, cussing, screaming for hours. Afterwards, we find out that he has gotten into physcial fights with my dad before. After his episode he was kicked out of the house and they said they were considering sending him to military school. Well today is less than two weeks later and he is back in my house. It's like the whole episode never happened.

I am afraid of what might happen if he gets mad again. I no longer feel safe around him because I know he has punched out walls and stuff so I don't think he'd have any problem hitting me or my younger brother and sister. However, my stepmom for some reason won't do anything about it. It's like since its not happening now it's alright. I am also fearful of what will happen in his future. What happens when he first gets in a fight with his wife or girlfriend, will he turn abusive?

I should mention that he has been to the doctor and was diagnosed with ODD. He was given a medicine that my dad says slows down his heart rate. However, no one makes him take it, so I have no idea if he actually is, and if he is then it apparently isn't working.

Has anyone been around someone like this that knows what should be done?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-10-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
sunnyrise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: united states
Posts: 614
sunnyrise HB Usersunnyrise HB Usersunnyrise HB Usersunnyrise HB Usersunnyrise HB Usersunnyrise HB Usersunnyrise HB Usersunnyrise HB Usersunnyrise HB User
Re: I worried about my safety with my step-brother's anger issues..help!

I don't think there is anything you can do about this.. If it were me, I would put a lock on my bedroom door. It's up to your stepmom and dad to take the proper steps and until you are able to move out and get a place of your own I'm afraid you have to live in the situation.

I feel bad for you.

Good luck,
Sunny

 
Old 04-10-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
Facilitator
(female)
 
Seraph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 4,794
Seraph HB UserSeraph HB UserSeraph HB UserSeraph HB UserSeraph HB UserSeraph HB UserSeraph HB UserSeraph HB UserSeraph HB UserSeraph HB UserSeraph HB User
Re: I worried about my safety with my step-brother's anger issues..help!

Keep a private record of any incidents of violence. Protect yourself as Sunny suggests. If he touches you, go straight to the police, don't rely on your parents to do anything. Nobody should live under the threat of violence. Good luck, Sera.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Worried and need imput Madison104 Pain Management 6 03-06-2010 05:56 PM
Safety latches Tiff24 Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 6 01-29-2008 07:14 PM
Worried for no reason? lovinthev8 Sexual Health - General 10 12-15-2006 06:54 AM
Worried about safety of friend's baby - how to bring it up? Laetitia Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 7 07-07-2006 07:45 AM
Feeling Weird. Really Worried. wick98 Occupational Health & Safety 4 03-22-2006 10:59 PM

Tags
anger, family, issues, odd



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Kszan (273), rosequartz (255), pendulum (172), Larrylou'smom (164), Seraph (159), cryingforever (132), CadenceA (131), lenvegas (102), writeleft (83), Ely4 (62)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (670), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:07 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!