You may live in a home where one adult physically hurts or threatens his/her partner. You are not alone. Some other kids live in homes just like yours, and we’re here to help you.
You may have confusing feelings. It’s okay to have mixed feelings. We all feel different.
1. When there is fighting in my house, I feel _________.
Like it is my fault
Nervous or worried
Depressed or sad
Like I want to hurt myself
2. When there is fighting in my house and I am scared, sad or angry, my body feels funny. Sometimes I _________.
Have a headache
Have a stomachache
Have a nervous belly or butterflies
Feel like I can’t sit still, restless
Have trouble breathing
3. Sometimes I _________.
Don’t want to go home
Don’t want to be around my family
Think other people will break up my family
Feel confused about my feelings about my family
Try to keep the peace and keep quiet so I do not upset anyone
Feel responsible for members of my family and/or try to protect them from the abuse
Remember, you are not alone. It’s not your fault!