Well, actually my family doesn't hit me. They just verbally abuse me.
My mom can't stand the fact I'm bisexual and my stepdad thinks I'm "words"...
But I've gotten in a few fights, actually, because of the things people say.
I've learned that I wasn't using the right "R". It should always be Revenge, not Retaliation. If you retaliate you're gonna get caught, but if you use revenge people can't prove it's you and yet they'll still know. Then every time you give someone the "I'll f*cking get you" look they'll freak out. I once made a girl squrim for five years before exacting my revenge... throwing out one of the pictures in her locker. XD she got all worked up over nothing. I mean, it got to the point where she wouldn't do anything at all without spending at least five minutes making sure it was safe, even when she was on vacation in some faraway place.
I definitely do stick up for myself, though. But after so many detentions I learned my lesson... the difference between the "R's". *evil grin*