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My Girlfriend's Brother Is Physically Aggressive With Her And Her Mother

Published: July 01, 2015
Dear TeenHealthFX,

Hi FX, my girlfriend (who was my best friend before we started dating) recently told me that her younger brother by a year likes to beat her because he's larger and stronger than she is. The most recent attack on her was him pinning her to the ground by her throat and telling her "he's manhandling her and she can't do anything. She's 18 now and moving 3 hours away from home for college at the end of summer, but the thought of her staying in that toxic home is painful and worrisome. My father is a deputy sheriff of our local police department and I informed her that if her brother approached her while I'm near, I would tell him that my father is an officer and if he ever hurt her again I would call the police. She says he has ADD and possibly another mental issue but refuses to take medication for it, and it makes him hyper aggressive, often leading him to push around their mother when she's physically weak from a headache or backache. I'm not really sure what I can do because she plans on moving away, but I'm really tempted to call the police on him, even though I live 30 minutes away from her. It would mean a lot if you could answer this... Sincerely, Worried Girlfriend

Dear My Girlfriend's Brother Is Physically Aggressive With Her And Her Mother,
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