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16 bout to turn 17 living in a nightmare

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    Well basically I am here in my room using this old laptop. What happened was that I was about to sleep over at a friends house and apparently my father told me to clean the kitchen, apparently I did but I never knew that I had to take out the trash, so my father raged at me so hard that he took my cellphone and laptop away! Luckily I have internet "for now" trying to come up what to do and I just feel like running away, Like literally running away and never seeing their faces again. My mom yelled at me, my dad yelled at me, they took my new computer i worked soo hard for! and deserve it and they also took my cellphone and I dont know what to do... raging soo hard at something so little! Seriously this kind of even happened a few months ago also..and if I did run away where would I go? I would try contacting with my friends and such, I cant live like this, I know my parents still care for me, but its like they dont care enough and they cant see themselves in the mirror what they are doing to their kids! I HATE IT HERE!

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    16 bout to turn 17 living in a nightmare

    Hello there,
    Thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Switchboard. It sounds like you are going through a lot right now and are feeling pretty angry. We are sorry to hear your father “raged at you.” It sounds like your cell phone and laptop are very important for you and the loss of them are causing you to want to leave home.

    The whole situation sounds incredibly stressful and we are here to listen and provide support in whatever way we can. We are not in a position to tell you what to do, but we can go over pros and cons of any decision. You mention if you do leave, you are not sure where to go. It sounds like your friends might be an option and another option might be a youth shelter. Shelters can often provide youth with a safe place to stay if they have run away or are having problems at home they need to work through. For minors, they will need to contact a parent/guardian at some point so they don’t get in trouble for harboring a runaway. However, oftentimes shelters have services to help mediate within families as well as counseling.

    It may be easier for you to contact us directly, either by phone or our newest way – Live Chat. We can be reached 24/7 by calling 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) and from 4:30 to 11:30 pm CST through Live Chat. To chat with us, simply click on the red “Live Chat” button and it will explain what to do from there. We hope you are able to keep yourself safe in the mean time and wish you the best of luck!

    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
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