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    i want to run away from home but i dont know if i really have anywhere to go. i got suspended from school about a week ago for a stupid decision. my parents were furious and took my tv, ipod, cell phone, ect. understandable. they yelled at me and my stepdad pushed me really hard... i got my mom and grandmother cards for the holiday. yesterday i did something nice for my mom and on the way home we stopped at a store. i got a card for someone elses mom and my mom was mad about it and threw it away and took the door to my room away. i cant take it anymore. i dont want to be here anymore. i want to go live with my boyfriends family but im not sure if theyll take me. i packed my bag already jus waitin for the ok to go. is there any other place that i can go?

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    Thank you for contacting the National Runaway Switchboard. It sounds like you are having a really difficult time right now and we’re glad that you chose to reach out to us for assistance; this is a great first step. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) and are completely confidential and anonymous.

    You said that you were suspended from school last week after making a stupid decision; do you want to talk a little bit about what happened? It sounds like your parents took a lot of your things after you got in trouble at school. It also sounds like your parents were pretty upset with you resulting in arguing and your stepdad pushing you; has this ever happened before?

    It sounds like you tried to do something nice for your mom and grandma for Mother’s day but your mom got upset when you bought your friend’s mom a card also. How does it make you feel that she threw it away? Why do you think your mom took the door away?

    Again, we’re sorry to hear that you are going through this very difficult time right now. It sounds like you want to go stay with your boyfriend but aren’t sure you’ll be able to. If his family won’t allow for you to stay, where do you think you’ll go? Also, do you think that your parents will file a runaway report with the police?

    We are a nondirective hotline, meaning that we won’t tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. What we can do is explore options with you and try to find some resources to help you out. We have a database with numbers for shelters, counseling/therapy, legal services, etc… We are available 24 hours a day so please call us anytime so we can be of further assistance to you.

    We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the best of luck.

    ~NRS
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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    • #3
      well a very near sexual act happened which is why i got suspended. im not sure if his parents will take thats the main reason i havent left yet. i dont really think that they'll file a missing child report because whenever i do get into trouble my stepdad offers for me to pack my things and go somewhere else. one time he hit me when i was in eighth grade but that was it

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      • #4
        Re: run away where?

        Thank you for sharing more of your situation. We imagine it isn’t an easy decision whether or not to run away. It sounds like you’re saying you aren’t sure if your boyfriend’s parents will take you in or not. As we mentioned before we have a database where we can locate shelters, if you decide that is an option. If you’d like resources for shelters, you are welcome to contact us anytime at our hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY and from 4:30 to 7 pm CST through our Live Chat. (Just visit our main webpage www.1800runaway.org and click on the red button.)

        Shelters generally contact a parent/guardian for consent and/or notification anywhere from immediately to 72 hours; however, they can also be a way to stay safe while on the run. It sounds like you don’t think your parents will file a missing children’s report and some parents do not. Even if they do, police usually just send the youth back home since generally speaking running away is just at status offense. We are sorry to hear that your stepdad hit you in 8th grade, although if it hasn’t happened recently that is good to hear. We hope that helps and please do not hesitate to call or Live Chat with us.

        -NRS
        Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

        National Runaway Safeline
        [email protected] (Crisis Email)
        1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

        Tell us what you think about your experience!
        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

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        • #5
          Whipped

          I'm really confused I don't know If I should run away because my mom is super pissed and she's going to whip my ass when she gets home. Just to let you know when she whips me it's not abuse but still what should I do or say to her to not whip me shell be home in like 25 min please hurry

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          • #6
            run away where?

            Hi there,
            Thanks for taking the time to post here at The National Runaway Switchboard. It sounds like you are having a hard time at home and we are sorry to hear that. Unfortunately we cannot tell you what would be best in your situation. If you are feeling unsafe you can always call 911. If you want to talk about this situation more we are here 24/7 at 1-800-RUNAWAY where we are anonymous and confidential.
            We can talk about what has been going on and what some of your options may be as well as any resources that may be beneficial to you. Sorry that we can't tell you what to do, but only you are able to make that decision. We wish you the best of luck and hope to hear from you soon.
            Take care,
            NRS
            Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

            National Runaway Safeline
            [email protected] (Crisis Email)
            1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

            Tell us what you think about your experience!
            https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

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