Burlington, NC asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for North Carolina

Q: what can you do if your being emotionally abused?

My boyfriends parents fight a lot, he yells at her and makes her cry, stressed and depressed, what can she do? She wont leave. Its gotten so bad that she took her sons and grandson to another house to sleep, to get away from him.

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Amanda Bowden Houser

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: If she won't leave, there is likely nothing you can do unless he commits a crime in which case you can call law enforcement. However, no matter how well intentioned you are, you never know how your meddling in other peoples affairs will turn out - could be helpful, could be disastrous or anything in between. Chose your course of action carefully.

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