How Does it Make Me Feel?

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 _________.

  1. Like it is my fault
  2. Help­less
  3. Alone
  4. Ner­vous or worried
  5. Scared
  6. Angry
  7. Guilty
  8. Respon­si­ble
  9. Depressed or sad
  10. 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 _________.

  1. Have a headache
  2. Have a stomachache
  3. Have a ner­vous belly or butterflies
  4. Feel tired
  5. Feel like I can’t sit still, restless
  6. Feel dizzy
  7. Have trou­ble breathing

3. Some­times I _________.

  1. Don’t want to go home
  2. Don’t want to be around my family
  3. Think other peo­ple will break up my family
  4. Feel con­fused about my feel­ings about my family
  5. Try to keep the peace and keep quiet so I do not upset anyone
  6. 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!


Next: How to Deal

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