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    Hello I am a fifteen year old boy who has been abused by my cousin for 7 years and I have younger brothers and sisters who she has adopted but I'm afraid that if I leave she will try and hurt them as well and neglect them

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    Re: I am Tired of This

    Thank you so much for reaching out in regards to your situation. It sounds like you are going through a really difficult time right now and we are glad you contacted us for some support. You mentioned that your cousin, who it sounds like is your legal guardian, has been abusing you for some time now and you are thinking of leaving but concerned for your younger siblings. We are sorry to hear you are going through this. No one deserves to be hurt or abused in any way and you certainly have the right to let someone know what is going on. Have you ever reported your cousin to Child Protective Services?

    It’s understandable that you have thought about leaving but are concerned for your younger siblings. We want you to know that we are here for you. If you did want to make an abuse report you have every right to do so and we can even help you call and advocate for your situation. Have you ever spoken with a teacher, counselor, or anyone else about the abuse? If you would like assistance with that or just need to talk more about the situation you can always call us at our 24 hour hotline 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). We are not here to tell you what to do but there is always someone available to provide support, discuss options, and find helpful resources. We also have an online chat that is available from 4:30p to 11:30p CST if you feel more comfortable reaching out that way. All of our services are completely confidential and anonymous. There is always someone here to listen and here to help. Take care.
    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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