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    Well, my mom abandoned me and took my little brother with her to [place removed for confidentiality] while I was staying with some introverted family in [place removed for confidentiality] because the court wouldnt let me be around her or [place removed for confidentiality], for that matter.

    Anyways, I'm now staying at another family's house in [place removed] because things didn't work out in [place removed].
    My uncle is consistently putting me down. He gave me chores when I first got here and complains that they're not done right or that me doing them doesnt even make a difference because theres other things that have to be done. Whenever he tells me to do something he mumbles something under his breath after it. Like 'How are you gonna do the dishes but not clean up the floor? Am I the only one who cares around here?'..

    Today, I was doing the dishes and there was already tension from earlier.. he told me to move so he could get something underneath the sink. Naturally, because I didnt want to be around him, I moved as far away as I could. He then said, you know, you could stand right he- You're dripping water on the floor!! You know what put that down. *I put the dish down* And get the f*** out of my face because you're pissing me off right now'
    This isnt unusual in any way and I always feel like Im on the receiving end of negativity and Im always being judged.
    I feel like all my aunt and uncle do is nag nag nag on me when I all do is what Im supposed to.
    I seriously cant take it anymore because its been going on for the past 7 months now.

    What do i do? Should I just call my probation officer to pick me up? or should i just leave to a relatives house? im stuck.

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    Re: too many problems

    Thanks for writing us at the National Runaway Switchboard. It sounds like your dealing with a pretty difficult situation right now. You mentioned your mom leaving and that you are currently living with your uncle. What were the circumstances that your mom left? Have you spoken with her since that happened? At this point it seems that your big concern is dealing with your uncle and that you really don’t want to live where you are anymore. How long have you been staying with this family and dealing with your uncle? Have you spoken with anybody about how you feel and that you are thinking of leaving? It can’t be easy living in a home were someone is constantly yelling at you and putting you down. Nobody deserves to be treated like that and we’re sorry to hear that’s happening. You did mention speaking with your probation officer and seeing if she may be able to help. Perhaps speaking with her before leaving the house would be an option. Would you feel comfortable speaking with your PO about the situation and how you are feeling? If you did decide to leave do you have a safe place you could go? You mentioned other relatives, have you spoken with any of them about you staying there? Are your relatives close enough that you would be able to get there safely if you left?
    It sounds like there are a couple of options you have thought about. If you want to talk with someone more about the situation that is going on you can always give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We are a completely confidential hotline and there is someone here 24 hours a day. Best of luck with everything and give us a call anytime.
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