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Family arguments in lockdown
My sisters and I are still living at home (eldest 27 and me the youngest at 23) and lockdown has been really tense. My mum and eldest sister have been regularly getting into arguments and they feel like shouting matches. It makes the atmosphere in the house awful. We all individually suffer from depression and anxiety and although we are a very close family, we never normally share our feelings. When me and my other sister have issues with another family member we can normally let it go and move on. My eldest sister and mum cannot just walk away, they both think the other hates them and get very defensive. It’s been really effecting me and even caused me to self harm for the first time. Sometimes I feel like I can’t talk to my other sister about it either because she doesn’t want to get involved with the drama but we are all involved. I also know that I am sometimes to blame for the arguments because I don’t do enough around the house (I’m a carer for our dad who also lives at home but because of lockdown there isn’t much I need to do with him throughout the day). My main fear is that one day my eldest sister and mum will stop talking completely and I will have to choose between them. I already feel like I have to choose between them because they both expect me to be on their ‘side.’ I feel so guilty sometimes. Anyway, probably none of this makes sense but I just needed to get some of it out because I haven’t been able to before. Also I’m new here so let me know if I’m not doing this correctly lol