Are your parents constantly arguing and dragging you into the middle? Watching your parents argue can be disturbing, hurtful, upsetting, saddening……

Are your parents constantly arguing and dragging you into the middle? Watching your parents argue can be disturbing, hurtful, upsetting, saddening… And if you are like most children, you don’t want to witness it or have to get involved. Sometimes arguments are inevitable but the circumstances around them can be. For instance, arguing doesn’t and shouldn’t have to take place in front of you. Have you been able to discuss the way the arguing makes you feel? Maybe your parents can create a ‘safe word’, a word that is said when they feel an argument about to occur so they can politely excuse themselves or arrange for a later time to discuss it. Another option could be to suggest getting a third party involved (relative, family friend, therapist). If you feel like you are caught and no one is listening to you, give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). We can provide you with a listening ear while remaining non-judgmental; discuss options and ways to utilize them. You don’t have to feel alone; we are available 24/7.


– Dyanne