I know someone that got very close to me and admitted to having been physically abused by their parent. They didnt go into details, but they mentioned the throwing of objects and hitting. They also mentioned further verbal abuse. I as a good friend can't help but just let this go. I'm a very moral person and to know that if I told this to someone and they did nothing to help me destroies me inside. he/she/it has told me this and when I confront them asking them if there is anything I can do they get mad as anyone would. They also refuse to want to turn it in because logically it's their parents. I agree completely with her/his/its side of the arguement, but I'm just a caring person that would want the same done in return. I have brought it up twice and both times have been shut down and said not to worry about it and what not. I have made her/him/it promise to let me know if it happens again. her/him/it is curently 17 going 18 in a month. What should I do? Do I just have to accept that life is a bitch and some people chose to take it and not fight for their rights? Or should I keep pushing this in hopes of a happier person. I (think I) know that if this problem was solved this person could live a FAR HAPPIER life knowing that they have a succesfull bond with their adult as he/she/it envies me for what I have with mine. Thanks ot questons,comments,suggestions feel free to spit.