Do you have any advice for anyone in a similar situation that you were in? Did it make things better or worse for you? The poll is private.
Thanks for all replies and votes.
obviously it depends on the situation. if it is a regular occurance, things are not getting better, but worse, others may need to be involved. i would start with other family members. sometimes a member of the family who has a different relationship with the person might get through to them with more success. if this does not work, at least others have been made aware and can help you by assisting however they can...offering emotional support or even a place to stay if there is a domestic issue. if the police are eventually called, it will be important for others to be aware prior too that there is an issue...so that they can get over the shock and move to assist when the shit hits the fan. and, i might consider talking to a counselor before doing anything. they may have some advice that others would not think of, being that they deal with this stuff all of the time. whatever the case...good luck. hope it works out.
OOOH!! I wish I had on my sister like 5 years ago.. She's almost 2 years older than me & at the time was 70 pounds heavier.. & my WHOLE life she's been a jackass to me... Anywho.. She attacked me 5 years ago when she was high off drugs... She thought she was tough.... She's actually not.. Even though she didn't beat me up or hurt me.. I wish I would've gotten her arrested.. So she would've hopefully learned it's not okay. The sad thing is she acts all nice to EVERYBODY ..noone knows how she really is.. & for some reason I'm the only one she's tried attacking.. Wasn't the first time either.
I have and there are times I wish I had but didn't to try and keep the peace. I treated it just like I would if I was calling the police on anyone else that wasn't related. It will have an impact on the whole family and I still get backlash from an Aunt and it's been 16 yrs ago. Just know your facts and that you are doing the right thing.
Yes, a few times we had to call the police because of a lot of violence in the house but the police are completely useless and literally told us to just get over it. Even though I regularly get death threats and my sister gets extremely violent and uncontrollable. She's literally 200 lbs smaller than me and she's short but she's COMPLETELY VICIOUS AND STRONG, and when she wants to MURDER you she REALLY WANTS TO MURDER YOU IN COLD BLOOD. She has no remorse, she never feels sorry about anything. She has even wanted to kill the innocent dogs. She broke my door trying to murder me a few months ago. She's chased my mom with a knife TWICE. The police never believe us when we call them for help because they see my sister and they think she's innocent just because she's short. What a load of crap. The times we called the police, all they seemed to do was ridicule me, judge me and not take me seriously. They take one look at my sister and they're like,"She's skinny, how can she be dangerous?" when they don't understand that she really could kill someone, she's a danger to herself and everyone but nobody ever believes me or my mom, not even the police believe us. They literally told me that they can't do anything unless I actually get killed and literally they just told me to suck it up, get over it. I can't express how angry it makes me feel when I remember the times I've called the police because of so much violence in the house and instead of the police LISTENING to me and try to help, at least give me some pointers or advice, no all they did was tell me to suck it up and get over it. They didn't care one bit.