My Friend

by Kathryn
(Arizona, USA)

My friend was so scared she came to me. She told me her stepdad hits her. Then her grandma threatens to hit her. She told her dad. "Do you want me to do that to you," was all he said. Her sister makes it worse. She tells her that everyone hates her. I final told, and the authorities are investigating. I hope she gets a better place to live. I want to let her stay with me a while, but my mom says she will find a better home. She can stay a little while. I really want to get her help. She can get mad 'cause I told, but it was to help her. One day she'll thank me.

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Nov 10, 2007
You did the right thing
by: Darlene Barriere - webmaster

You're a great friend, Kathryn. And you have the right attitude; it is better that she be mad at you and safe than it is for her to be happy with you and being abused at home.

The best way to help your friend is to continue to be supportive and to listen to her if she wants to talk about what she's been through. Make sure you take care of yourself, Kathryn. What you've been through can be stressful and very hard to deal with; talk to someone you trust if and when you feel the need.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Nov 10, 2007
its ok
by: Anonymous

Its ok to help her.I'm 13 and was taken away to foster care not too long ago.don't be afraid to tell her what u think and why u told.She is VERY lucky to have you as a friend.thats what true friends to for each other.Through right now she might not know it, but one day she'll think back on what happened and she will thank you for helping her.

Nov 19, 2007
by: Lauren And Rosiee

Aww Blesh Her..:( x

Jan 20, 2008
Well done
by: Victoria

You did the right thing!! I was in the same situation alwhie ago. With my friends mum being abusive to my mate. She told me and i couldnt sit and do nothing so i told. She was mad at me first of all cas i said i wouldnt say anything. BUt now it is so amazing to see her so happy and lively. And most of all she is thankful and happy now
Well done god bless u did the best thing!

Mar 03, 2008
by: Summer

Your friend is lucky you told for her. I get abused by my teacher and no one tells for me. I wish someone would tell for me because I am too scared to tell myself. Someday your friend will thank you. You did something for her, that she couldn't do for herself. Who knows what would have happened to help if you kept quiet.......

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