I grew up in a family where there really was no love. I sometimes wondered why my parents married. It was so obvious my Dad did not love my mum. And he made her go through hell. I really appreciate her tenacity through those trying years. The lack of love rubbed on us the children. From an early age, we did not really feel like we could be close to our parents. The tension in the marriage always resulted in our parents shouting at us, complaining about almost everything, and ultimately alienating us. TO make matters worse, I went to a boarding house where I found it hard to fit in and in those formative years, constant picking on by seniors and constant ridicule by my mates, shattered my self confidence, and made me not willing to expose myself to people because of fear of ridicule and alienation-this was usually masked as shyness. Because of this shyness, I can't have relationships with members of the opposite sex and almost all of my other relationships suffer. I wonder how I can even find a wife. I have come to realize that what I went through under my parents and in my secondary school was EMOTIONAL ABUSE. Now that I realize it, I am trying to rebuild myself so I can be a functioning member of the society, something I have never been. But I still feel a need to let those who put me in this situation realize their wrong. I want to sue my parents and my school. Do I have a chance of winning? This is not about money, it is about starting a new life and erasing a wrong I suffered. My parents are wonderful people, but I can't just let things slide like that. I have not added much details of what I suffered because I do not want to turn this into an epistle. But I really suffered emotionally and now I am emotionally dysfunctional.