Obviously, you’re dealing with a stressful situation. No one likes to be yelled at. It’s unpleasant and aggravating. What’s important to remember is that your situation is temporary. You are only living with your parents because you’re unemployed. Your situation could change at any time. The moment that you’re able to secure stable employment, you can move and put some distance between you and your parents.
You think that you may have a stress disorder, but your stress is situational. In other words, you may not have a diagnosable mental health disorder, but you undoubtedly are faced with a challenging set of life circumstances.
I would encourage you to make your parents aware of how their behavior is negatively impacting you. If they knew, they might change their behavior. It’s worth a try. You can even show them the letter you wrote to us at Psych Central.
Since you’re stuck for the time being, I would highly recommend that you spend as little time in the presence of your parents as possible. Try to surround yourself with supportive people. You may also want to consider attending a local support group or entering therapy. The more supportive people you can surround yourself with, the better you will feel. If you feel as though you may harm yourself, then call emergency services immediately. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle