Teen Refuses to Speak in Family Therapy 😶

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Family therapy can be a great way to work through issues and improve communication, but what happens when you're punished for speaking your mind? One 16-year-old girl found herself in this exact situation, and her solution was to stay completely silent during therapy sessions. Her half-brother followed suit, and the two of them created a tense atmosphere that left their parents and therapist baffled. Let's dive into this family's story and see how their silent protest played out. 🤐👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

A Dysfunctional Family 😣

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Family Therapy Decision 🤔

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Punished for Speaking Up 😡

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Laptops and PCs Confiscated 🚫💻

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Realizing the Consequences 😨

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The Silent Treatment Begins 😶

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Ignoring the Therapist 😳

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Parents' Anger and Therapist's Struggle 😠🥺

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No Punishment This Time 🎉

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Mum's Extra Talking Time 🗣️

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Feeling Bad for the Therapist 😔

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Rude or Justified? 🤷

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Dad Thinks They're Sabotaging 😒

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The Dilemma 🥺

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The Silent Idea 💡

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A Silent Standoff in Therapy 😶👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

This 16-year-old girl and her half-brother chose to stay silent during family therapy sessions as a way to avoid being punished for speaking their minds. Their silent protest left their parents angry and their therapist struggling to engage them in conversation. While they felt bad for the therapist, they couldn't risk being punished for sharing their thoughts. Their dad accused them of sabotaging the therapy, but they believe they can't truly participate if they're punished for speaking up. Let's see what people think about this silent standoff... 🤔🗣️

Encouraging response to NTA's tough situation in therapy 👏

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Teen refuses to speak in therapy, gets punished. NTA.

shadow-foxe | shadow-foxe

Teen punished for speaking in family therapy. NTA, tough situation 😶

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NTA. Don't let your parents sabotage your therapy progress. 👏

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Family therapy fails when parents refuse to self-reflect 😔

Waitingforadragon | Waitingforadragon

Expert therapist explains why teen went silent in family therapy 👨‍🏻‍💻

Mindfultherapist186 | Mindfultherapist186

Silent teen in therapy with abusive parents gets advice. #NTA

XochitlShoshanah | XochitlShoshanah

Speak up in therapy or stay silent? Therapist weighs in 💪

lesquishi | lesquishi

Therapy session turns on mother, never returned. 😞

Upstairs_Past2832 | Upstairs_Past2832

Speaking up in family therapy: How to overcome fear 🤓

AntiqueExamination | AntiqueExamination

Therapist is prepared for silence. Request alone time with siblings. 👍

endoftheworldimtired | endoftheworldimtired

Therapy fail: Punishing honesty defeats the purpose. #NotTheAH 🙏

MaskedMayhem | MaskedMayhem

Informing therapist when feeling unsafe to share opinion 👍

leesi5 | leesi5

Therapy shouldn't feel like punishment. Parents are the AHs 😠

EvocativeEnigma | EvocativeEnigma

Therapist may help, NTA. Narcissist vibes from parents 🤷‍♀️

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

Overcoming therapy obstacles with assertiveness. NTA.

Upstairs_Past2832 | Upstairs_Past2832

Therapist can help address issues without throwing anyone under bus 👍

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Engaging in therapy requires participation from all family members. 👍

ExternalSpeaker9 | ExternalSpeaker9

Encouraging NTA comment urges teen to speak the truth in therapy 👏

Psychological_Tap187 | Psychological_Tap187

Encouraging response to a troubled teen's situation 🙏

unholy-lavender | unholy-lavender

Seeking help is NTA. Individual therapy can provide safe space 👍

KnotKarma | KnotKarma

Encouraging NTA comment suggests explaining silence to parents for progress 👍

ForeignResult | ForeignResult

Family therapist should have individual touch points with each member. #NTA

qabadai | qabadai

Honesty punished: NTA for not speaking in family therapy 🙏

SolarSunflower | SolarSunflower

Therapy sabotaged by parents. Call therapist to explain silence. NTA 👍

LausuSaSdrawkcab | LausuSaSdrawkcab

Silent therapy rebellion with a sneaky twist. #NTA 😎

knightfrog1248 | knightfrog1248

Consider involving a trusted adult or sibling in therapy discussions 👨‍🎓

tlf555 | tlf555

Teen refuses to speak in therapy, NTA suggests parents change.

Oscars_Grouch | Oscars_Grouch

Advice for teen in family therapy to request private sessions 🙏

ZanzibarStar | ZanzibarStar

Speak up in therapy without fear of punishment. NTA.

madmaxextra | madmaxextra

Teen shares experience with unhelpful family therapy, offers support. 👍

divineshadow44 | divineshadow44

Speak up to your therapist 🗣️ They're there to help.

DurnShplurm | DurnShplurm

Teen in therapy punished for speaking up, NTA. Protect yourself.

JJOkayOkay | JJOkayOkay

Encourage communication in therapy by sharing parental punishment consequences 👍

the_one_54321 | the_one_54321

Therapist suggests focusing on parents in family therapy 👨‍🎓

CardiologistMean4664 | CardiologistMean4664

Honesty is key in therapy. 🗝️

Pickle-Traditional | Pickle-Traditional

Supportive comment for a teenager in family therapy 😢

PsychoticNurse | PsychoticNurse

Advice on how to handle therapy confidentiality with frank discussions 👍

momlv | momlv

Encouraging reply to a troubled teen. 🙏

charlottesvillesoon | charlottesvillesoon

Silence speaks louder than words in unsafe family therapy sessions 😶

ARbldr | ARbldr

Encouraging support for teen in family therapy 👏

S11NNS | S11NNS

Teen in family therapy chooses not to speak. NTA recommends solution. 👍

Aliwantsababy | Aliwantsababy

Silence can speak volumes in family therapy. NTA 👍

daelyon | daelyon

Safe space breach leads to silent therapy session. NTA wins.

anathema_deviced | anathema_deviced

Honesty is key in therapy, even if it's hard 👍

duyogurt | duyogurt

Supportive comment suggests sneaky ways to seek help and justice.

LoganDeLuca2004 | LoganDeLuca2004

Escape ASAP! 😱

ScienceArtandPuppies | ScienceArtandPuppies

Trust issues with therapist? NTA seeks advice on speaking up.

InevitableGood6 | InevitableGood6

Engaging in therapy without speaking up: coping strategies 👍

RedKohtalo | RedKohtalo

Opening up in therapy can be scary, therapist can help 💬

ItIsWhatItIs_4_6 | ItIsWhatItIs_4_6

Speaking up gets punished, staying quiet gets no progress. NTA.

ACynicalScott | ACynicalScott

Therapist can help. NTA, but tell therapist privately 👍

mindbird | mindbird

Teen suggests standing up for themselves in family therapy 💪

missy-63 | missy-63

Therapist might help. Email her and explain the situation. 🙏

Stunning-Field-4244 | Stunning-Field-4244

Therapist can suggest separate therapy sessions for parents and kids 👨🏻‍🤬

cynicalmaru | cynicalmaru

Don't punish for speaking out in therapy. NTA 👍

BeTheCheeto | BeTheCheeto

Sharing personal experience and suggesting reaching out to therapist for help. 👍

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Teen's silent treatment in therapy explained with humor 🤐👀

D_Mom | D_Mom

🤐 Teen's silence in therapy justified, NTA

Black_Tree | Black_Tree

Establishing ground rules in therapy sessions can be therapeutic. ✌️

SpicyBaconator | SpicyBaconator

Breaking the silence: NTA comment encourages OP to take risks 💪

Tbiehl1 | Tbiehl1

Defending the right to speak up in family therapy 💪

Bloodmoon1125 | Bloodmoon1125

The long-lasting impact of forced silence in therapy 💔

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Punishing for speaking in therapy? NTA, parents are TA 😠

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Speaking up in therapy is crucial. NTA for being honest.

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Prioritizing safety in therapy with dangerous parents. NTA. 🙌

SubtleCow | SubtleCow

Sharing truth with therapist to improve family therapy sessions. 🗣️

Miserable_Panda6979 | Miserable_Panda6979

Speak up in therapy without fear of punishment. 🗣️

Seliphra | Seliphra

Setting boundaries with family. NTA. 🙌

Honkytonkcatepillar | Honkytonkcatepillar

Therapy with abusers is a bad idea. NTA. 👏

ThankTheBaker | ThankTheBaker

Clear cut NTA case, educate on emotional abuse 👍

dancingpianofairy | dancingpianofairy

Passive-aggressive NTA comment about abusive parents and therapy.

TriSnipe | TriSnipe

Empathetic comment acknowledges no-win situation in ineffective therapy. NTA 👍

TasteofHoney88 | TasteofHoney88

Sibling support in family therapy. NTA, let brother speak up 👍

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Communicating boundaries in therapy without speaking, NTA.

lordmwahaha | lordmwahaha

Supportive comment hopes for satisfying update. NTA 👏

leahime | leahime

Speak up in therapy, it's worth the punishment. 🙌

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Speaking up in therapy is crucial for progress 👍

Hodgepodgehedge | Hodgepodgehedge

Encouraging support for teen in family therapy, criticizing parents' behavior 🙌

SupItsAmi | SupItsAmi

NTA OP advised to speak up in therapy and express concerns 👍

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Speaking up is hard, but communication is key in therapy.

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