Abuse in an African Household

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My father always hits me and hates when I tell him that its wrong(he hits me more when I do).He told me that he doesn't care if I hate him in the future because of the abuse and that he will get loved by my younger siblings and that he doesn't care about me anymore...is this normal?I'm female btw
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My father always hits me and hates when I tell him that its wrong(he hits me more when I do).He told me that he doesn't care if I hate him in the future because of the abuse and that he will get loved by my younger siblings and that he doesn't care about me anymore...is this normal?I'm female btw
Move out.
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No, it obviously isn't normal and you yourself know it isn't if you are referring to it as abuse.
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Move out.
i cant...moving out in an African household is very difficult..and besides, I'm already getting threats to drop out because they(Parents) pay my fees and can stop paying whenever they want apparently...and I don't live in the UK
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No, it obviously isn't normal and you yourself know it isn't if you are referring to it as abuse.
well, Abuse is very normal where I come from,in fact, its biblical
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Get a job - if you haven't already. Create a secret bank account and place all the money you've saved up in it. Then once you've saved a decent amount move out and don't look back. He'll likely try and guilt trip you into coming back or try to make himself the victim but you'll need to ignore him and his manipulation tactics for your own good. You can do well in life. Don't let him hold you back. And if you're not of a legal age like I assumed you were you may need to get CPS involved, for the safety of both you and your younger siblings.
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well, Abuse is very normal where I come from,in fact, its biblical
It's normal in a lot of places. That doesn't change the fact that it is is abuse though.
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i cant...moving out in an African household is very difficult..and besides, I'm already getting threats to drop out because they(Parents) pay my fees and can stop paying whenever they want apparently...and I don't live in the UK
Sadly, you have to accept it until you are capable enough to be your own person.
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Get a job - if you haven't already. Create a secret bank account and place all the money you've saved up in it. Then once you've saved a decent amount move out and don't look back. He'll likely try and guilt trip you into coming back or try to make himself the victim but you'll need to ignore him and his manipulation tactics for your own good. You can do well in life. Don't let him hold you back. And if you're not of a legal age like I assumed you were you may need to get CPS involved, for the safety of both you and your younger siblings.
I actually working on getting a job in secret as he is likely to restrict me from leaving the house if he finds out,Thank you so much <3
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It's normal in a lot of places. That doesn't change the fact that it is is abuse though.
yes i agree but i have read other post when relate to mine and some(other Africans) say that its the right way to raise children which is why I'm confused about whether or not its normal...because it really has a negative effect on me mentally
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(Original post by Wired_1800)
Sadly, you have to accept it until you are capable enough to be your own person.
yes...that may be the option unfortunately
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yes i agree but i have read other post when relate to mine and some(other Africans) say that its the right way to raise children which is why I'm confused about whether or not its normal...because it really has a negative effect on me mentally
My parents also thought it was the right way to raise children. Abuse isn't right though even if it is normalised in some households.
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Ss sorry you're experiencing this. No matter what your Dad says or where he is from, abuse is wrong. In the UK physical or mental abuse of children or adults is illegal. It would be good if you could speak to one of your teachers or tutors in the first instance? They should support you and involve appropriate professionals to help and get you somewhere safe. You could also contact Childline UK for help
OP said they are not in the UK
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So sorry you're experiencing this. It is wrong, no matter where he is from or what he says. It is abuse and he should be utterly ashamed of himself. As a parent his role is to protect and nurture. Are there any charities or organisations where you are that help women & girls experiencing domestic violence? Could you speak to a teacher or a trusted adult about this as they should be able to get you appropriate help & support. Try to gather some evidence of the abuse. I hope you get some support, as what he is doing is wrong. You should be protected & given a place of safety. Good luck, you are very brave to take the steps to ask for help.
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yes...that may be the option unfortunately
Good luck
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i cant...moving out in an African household is very difficult..and besides, I'm already getting threats to drop out because they(Parents) pay my fees and can stop paying whenever they want apparently...and I don't live in the UK
What country do you live in.

Nobody in this thread will be able to give you meaningful practical advice until you tell us in what country you live in.
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My parents also thought it was the right way to raise children. Abuse isn't right though even if it is normalised in some households.
Did they regret it at any point? or did you move away from them?
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So sorry you're experiencing this. It is wrong, no matter where he is from or what he says. It is abuse and he should be utterly ashamed of himself. As a parent his role is to protect and nurture. Are there any charities or organisations where you are that help women & girls experiencing domestic violence? Could you speak to a teacher or a trusted adult about this as they should be able to get you appropriate help & support. Try to gather some evidence of the abuse. I hope you get some support, as what he is doing is wrong. You should be protected & given a place of safety. Good luck, you are very brave to take the steps to ask for help.
Thank you so much <3
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Good luck
Thank you so much <3
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What country do you live in.

Nobody in this thread will be able to give you meaningful practical advice until you tell us in what country you live in.
I am Nigerian and I live in the middle-east region with my family
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