Wear one of those collars with spikes on it. The benefits will be two-fold: firstly your brother will find it more difficult to strangle you, and it'll be painful for him; secondly, your parents won't like it and you can make them tell off your brother in order to get you to stop wearing it.
(Original post by Anonymous)
My brother has strangled me numerous times in the past, most recently last night. I have told my parents but they do nothing to resolve his temper and constant violence towards me.
its ok to hit him if it is self defence. i would kick him in a certain area between the legs - he cant do anything if his hands are near your neck.
my brother has beaten me up before aswell (although most of the things he does is verbal now adays). it involved throwing me down onto a pavement, and at one point he started punching me in the stomach.
just use self defence, and count the days until you dont ever have to see him again.
I've had similar problems with my brother, he most recently left a massive bruise on my shin where he kicked me as hard as he could, and bruises all over my arms where he'd been punching me. He's smacked my head against walls and pulled my hair, just ridiculous things really.
He's got bad anger issues and I think my parents are sorting out some counselling for him, maybe its something you could suggest to your parents and see how they respond to that?
I'm fortunate to say I haven't been subjected to any domestic violence in years, but I will say that when I was younger, my big brother would get pissed off at anything I did and no matter how strong my side of the argument was, my dad would always favour him considerably.
It's a harsh truth that favouritism exists, the benefit you can take from your brothers and fathers faults is that you can learn from their mistakes, which makes you a better person and in the future a better parent.
As the others have said, I suggest you learn some self defence (probably something I should do aswell, but heck at my age now any disputes are luckily verbal).
I hope you can find help OP, just remember that its only a few years until you move out (I guess) and that people subjected to such evil often turn out to be the most beautiful if they pull through
Hardly sexism. It's a known fact that girls are (although not always lol) physically weaker (in terms of arm strength etc/height/muscle) compared to men. Plus guys banter fight a lot, although most stop at strangling. It may be a bit sexist I guess, but that doesn't make it any less true.
Last edited by alexmason1991; 11-04-2012 at 19:45.