Teen Refuses to Speak During Family Therapy 😶: Right or Wrong?

Diply Social Team
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Family therapy can be a helpful tool for families in conflict, but what happens when speaking your mind only leads to punishment? One 16-year-old girl found herself in this exact predicament. Her family, which includes her half-brother, little sister, and parents, is no stranger to heated arguments. When her parents decided that family therapy was necessary, she was initially on board. But after facing punishment for their honesty during the first session, she and her half-brother decided to take a stand by staying completely silent during the next session. 😶🤐

Dysfunctional Family Life 🌪️

stayingsilent249 | stayingsilent249

Family Therapy: A New Hope 🙏

stayingsilent249 | stayingsilent249

Punishment for Honesty 😠

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Silent Protest Begins 😶

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Not a Single Word 🤐

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Ignoring the Therapist 😔

stayingsilent249 | stayingsilent249

Parents' Anger and Therapist's Struggle 😡💔

stayingsilent249 | stayingsilent249

No Punishment This Time 🎉

stayingsilent249 | stayingsilent249

Feeling Guilty 😞

stayingsilent249 | stayingsilent249

Not Deliberately Rude 🙅‍♀️

stayingsilent249 | stayingsilent249

Dad's Accusation 🤨

stayingsilent249 | stayingsilent249

The Dilemma 😕

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Wanting Things to Get Better 💕

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The Silent Idea 💡

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Silent Treatment: A Necessary Evil? 🤔

This 16-year-old girl and her half-brother chose to stay silent during family therapy to avoid punishment for their honest thoughts. Their parents, who were initially angry, didn't punish them this time. While the girl feels guilty for ignoring the therapist, she wonders if staying silent is the only way to avoid further conflict. She genuinely wants her family to heal, but fears the consequences of speaking up. 🤐💔 Is her silent protest justified or should she risk punishment for the sake of progress? Let's see what the internet thinks...

NTA calls for communication with therapist to address family issues 👏

nannylive | nannylive

Encouraging support for a teen's difficult family situation 🙏

MaybeAWalrus | MaybeAWalrus

Silent therapy? NTA suggests emailing therapist for help 📧

7hurricanes | 7hurricanes

Speaking up in therapy shouldn't be punished 👏

shadow-foxe | shadow-foxe

Therapist should see kids alone for safe communication 👍

Traveling-Techie | Traveling-Techie

NTA for not speaking during family therapy. Commenters empathize 😔

[deleted] | [deleted]

Don't blame the teen, blame the parents. NTA 👍

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Commenter defends teen, criticizes parents in therapy session 😠

adelucz | adelucz

NTA comment and reply share negative experience with family therapy 😞

Waitingforadragon | Waitingforadragon

Silent teen in therapy with abusive parents: NTA, therapist advice.

XochitlShoshanah | XochitlShoshanah

Therapist sees through silent act. Client's motive questioned 🤔

mangehunde | mangehunde

Family therapist explains common issue with teens in therapy 🙏

Mindfultherapist186 | Mindfultherapist186

Speaking up in therapy may lead to abuse at home 😱

lesquishi | lesquishi

When family therapy goes wrong 😂

Upstairs_Past2832 | Upstairs_Past2832

Breaking the silence in therapy: tips for teens 👍

AntiqueExamination | AntiqueExamination

Silence is golden: NTA for refusing to speak during therapy 😎

endoftheworldimtired | endoftheworldimtired

Therapy for two? NTA teen seeks private talk with therapist

yeetdiver | yeetdiver

👏 Honesty in therapy should be encouraged, not punished. #NTA

MaskedMayhem | MaskedMayhem

Speak up or stay silent? NTA seeks advice in therapy.

leesi5 | leesi5

Therapy should never feel like punishment. NTA 👍

EvocativeEnigma | EvocativeEnigma

Teen punished for not speaking in therapy, NTA, parents narcissistic 😶

hey-demons-its-me-ya | hey-demons-its-me-ya

NTA suggests a solution to speaking freely in therapy 👍

Upstairs_Past2832 | Upstairs_Past2832

Therapist can help address issues without throwing anyone under the bus 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

Therapy for compliance not participation? 🤔

ExternalSpeaker9 | ExternalSpeaker9

Encouraging and supportive reply to a struggling teen. 😊

unholy-lavender | unholy-lavender

NTA, but don't be silent. Speak the truth 👍

Psychological_Tap187 | Psychological_Tap187

Get individual therapy for uninterrupted support. 👍

KnotKarma | KnotKarma

Family therapist should respect individual privacy. NTA 👍

qabadai | qabadai

Honesty is the best policy, even if it means punishment. 🙌

SolarSunflower | SolarSunflower

NTA stays silent during therapy, parents don't understand 😕

ForeignResult | ForeignResult

👏🏼 NTA for speaking the truth and calling out dysfunctionality.

Chart-trader | Chart-trader

Teen's silence in family therapy justified, parents sabotaging progress. 🙏

LausuSaSdrawkcab | LausuSaSdrawkcab

Commenter supports teen in therapy, calls parents ridiculous 😜

Ranix88 | Ranix88

Teen refuses to speak during therapy, suggests emailing therapist privately 🤔

Oscars_Grouch | Oscars_Grouch

Silent but not guilty: Teen refuses to speak in therapy 🙏

knightfrog1248 | knightfrog1248

OP's family may have narcissistic tendencies, according to commenter 🤔

blinddivine | blinddivine

Struggling to communicate in therapy? Seek help from trusted adults 🙋

tlf555 | tlf555

Advice for teen in family therapy: ask for private sessions. 👍

ZanzibarStar | ZanzibarStar

Teen refuses to speak in therapy due to punishment. NTA.

madmaxextra | madmaxextra

Teen in lose-lose position, advised to tell therapist about punishment.

JJOkayOkay | JJOkayOkay

Struggling with therapy? You're not alone. NTA 👏

divineshadow44 | divineshadow44

Speak up to your therapist 👥 they're there to help 👍

DurnShplurm | DurnShplurm

Therapist suggests terminating sessions with children, focusing on parents 👨‍👩‍👧

CardiologistMean4664 | CardiologistMean4664

Encouraging NTA comment to speak up during family therapy 👏

Pickle-Traditional | Pickle-Traditional

Supportive comment to a teen in family therapy. 🤗

PsychoticNurse | PsychoticNurse

Silent but wise: NTA comment approves of therapy silence 🙌

Objective-Ant-6797 | Objective-Ant-6797

Advice on talking to therapist about confidentiality and getting own therapist 👍

momlv | momlv

Encouraging support for a struggling teenager. 👏

charlottesvillesoon | charlottesvillesoon

Silence is golden: Teen refuses to speak during family therapy

ARbldr | ARbldr

Speak up or stay silent? Commenter suggests a middle ground.

the_one_54321 | the_one_54321

Encouraging support for a teen in family therapy 👏

S11NNS | S11NNS

Silent protest in therapy: NTA, let the therapist advocate for you 🙏

Aliwantsababy | Aliwantsababy

Silent teen receives support for not speaking up in therapy.

daelyon | daelyon

Safe space violated, teen refuses to speak during therapy. NTA 👍

anathema_deviced | anathema_deviced

Encouraging honesty in therapy is crucial for progress 👍

duyogurt | duyogurt

Silent teen gets support from commenters after family therapy dispute 👏

LoganDeLuca2004 | LoganDeLuca2004

Commenter advises to leave dysfunctional household for better mental health 🙏

ScienceArtandPuppies | ScienceArtandPuppies

Confiding in the therapist may help gain trust. 😊

InevitableGood6 | InevitableGood6

Engaging in therapy without speaking up: coping strategies 🙏

RedKohtalo | RedKohtalo

Opening up in therapy can be hard, therapist can help 🙏

ItIsWhatItIs_4_6 | ItIsWhatItIs_4_6

Supportive comment suggests solution for family conflict 👍

lizraeh | lizraeh

Speaking up or staying silent: a lose-lose situation? 🤔

ACynicalScott | ACynicalScott

Silent teen receives support after family therapy 👏

Snoo_83584 | Snoo_83584

Therapist can help you, call them and keep it secret 🙌

mindbird | mindbird

Teen fears punishment for speaking up in family therapy 😶

missy-63 | missy-63

Teen refuses to speak in therapy due to punishment. NTA.

Stunning-Field-4244 | Stunning-Field-4244

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