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A 13-year-old should have the intelligence to decide as to whether they are being abused or not. As to whether they take someoneone into their confidence is something else entirely. In cases such as these, it is usually best for the boy to talk to a close friend, possibly someone older who has the power to decide and do something about it. If it feels like abuse, there is a problem. Is this person being yelled at, told they are not good enough or never will be etc? Do they feel depressed or angry a lot of the time? Are conflicts resolved with all parties feeling as though they have been listened to and an agreeable solution made, or are the same issues constantly being brought up again and again? Is this person being treated as an individual with individual and valuable strengths??? The list goes on and on. A good book to read would be by Patricia Evans called Teen Torment. Chekc it out.

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