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  • #61
    Hi, My story or situation is nothing compared to the posts I've been reading, but different people cope with worse situations better, unfortunately my situation is not that bad, but it's worse than anything else in my life, for me of course...
    My mom and dad got divorced when I was 12 months and remarried about when I was 18 months,
    my real dad was trying to stay a float but had his ups and downs, after I called him one night telling him about the way my stepdad was treating me he decided enough was enough and to move closer, so now he lives an hour away instead of about 4-5 hours away,
    I now get to see him less than I did when he lived far away, and he is struggling to pay his bills,
    obviously that's kind of an awkward situation for us both because we don't really have that connection or bond to be open enough to talk about it...

    recently things have become worse at home,
    I moved out of the hostel because next year is my most important year of high school and I need to stay focused, but since I've moved back there's been more tears on my pillow at 3 in the morning that ever before...
    my mom had 2 girls with my stepdad, 5 and 7 years younger than me,
    my stepdad is constantly being unfair towards me in the way he treats us,
    I get along with the sister that's 7 years younger than me
    but for some reason my middle sister and me hate each other,
    i think that through the years I knew that she was getting everything she wanted and that kind of built up a hate towards her,

    I'm very scared of my stepdad as he has shown numerous signs of aggression so I always just say "yes" and "sorry" even though I know I'm not wrong...

    he will always pick her side, and I can't even get a chance to explain my self or tell my side of a story, when she says I'm mean, he says I'm mean, he yells at me, hits me and sends me to my room...

    my mom used to stand up for me a lot, but he threw a plastic chair at her and since then he manipulates her and she has become a different person, like he brainwashed her with going to Church and everything, they are the wrong type of Christians and I can see that because he tends to swear at me and uses God's name for the wrong reasons...
    my mother was a relaxed person, but he changed her by threatening her, when I would do something wrong that my mom knows wasn't wrong at all he would yell at her and tell her that if she doesn't do something about her daughter than he will and not in a nice way...

    I can't deal with him nor my sister anymore... I have no friends left because of a depression dip I went through so I lost them all as they couldn't understand what was wrong with me, I feel no motivation to fix those friendships at all, yet I don't know why,

    I really want to go somewhere else, any place would be better, I really feel that they would be the perfect family if it wasn't for me being here...
    they have these fun movie nights in my parents room without me all the time, and my sisters get to sleep in their room all the time but I am not allowed to because it's too childish for me,

    I have tried to commit suicide, but all that did was make things worse,
    they didn't do anything, they just yelled at me and said that I'll go to hell if I commit suicide and It's against God's Will..

    j don't know who to turn to, the only person that still makes a light in my life is one of the teachers at school, and I don't see her till next year...


    • ccsmod2
      ccsmod2 commented
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      Hey there,

      Thanks for reaching out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline (NRS). It sounds like you have been dealing with a very difficult situation with your family. We are here to help in any way we can.

      You mentioned that your step-dad has hit you. No child should ever have to endure abuse, physically or emotionally. In case you would like to report your abuse, Child Help is the national child abuse hotline. Their website is and their phone number is 1-80-422-4453. They are available 24/7. If you are interested in reporting this abuse but do not want to make this call on your own, you can feel free to call in to us here at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). We are happy to help you in making that call.

      It is hard to feel like your relationship with your mom has changed and that she no longer stands up for you. On top of that, feeling as though you are not included in the family is an isolating and lonely feeling. If this is something you want to talk through with her so that you can fully express yourself and maybe come up with actionable ways to improve your situation, we have a conference calling service here at NRS to help ensure that conversation stays positive and compromise-driven. You would call in here, talk to us a little bit about your situation, and then we would call out to her mom, talk with her for a bit, and then connect the call. This may also be something that you are comfortable doing on your own or with a friend or family member that both you and your mom have a good relationship with.

      You mentioned that you were staying in a hostel but moved back in with your mom and step-dad so that you could focus on your school work. You also said that you feel as though any place would be better. You know your situation best, but perhaps you can weigh whether living in an alternate place, like a hostel, will be more beneficial than living at home for you right now. If you would like to talk about more youth-focused alternative living homes in your area, you are welcome to call us here at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929), and we can discuss what potential arrangements are available in your area.

      You said that you have attempted suicide. The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255, and they have a chat option on their website, You also mentioned how you have dipped into a depression. Perhaps you already go to therapy or counseling, but if you do not and it is something that interests you, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a really great website ( where you can find resources near you. They also have a hotline number: 1-877-726-4727. It is great that you are aware of your mental health, and these resources can help you connect with counselors and therapists to help teach you tools to manage and understand it.

      It is wonderful that you find a light in a teacher, but it is difficult that you will not be able to see them until next year. Perhaps there is a way you can keep in touch with her to remind you of that brightness, even maybe via email. School counselors are also there to listen and help in any way they can. Teachers and counselors are mandated reporters, so it is good to keep in mind that should you discuss your abuse, they are required by law to file an abuse report. This can be empowering knowledge for you, whether you choose to talk about this with them or not.

      If you would like to talk through any of the above or anything else, feel free to call us here at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). We are a 24/7, toll-free, completely confidential helpline. Here to listen, here to help.

      Best of luck,

  • #62
    My Mum and step dad makes me want to commit suicide. I get told off for just being on my phone. I get told off for every little thing. My step dad treats me differently compared to my brothers. He tellls me off and not them. Its driving me insane. What do i do?!? Pls help me..


    • ccsmod9
      ccsmod9 commented
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      Hi there,
      Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now and you mentioned being harmed. We’re sorry you’re going through this. You don't deserve to be hurt in any way. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. You may also be able to report any mistreatment to CPS. Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. It may also be a good place to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody. It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now. It sounds like you’re fearing that the situation may end in suicide if things don’t change. Your safety and well-being is important. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255); is also a great resource to reach out to in addition to our crisis services.
      Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. You are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.
      If you would like to talk more in detail please chat soon through our website (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in. We unfortunately cannot give advice as we are non-directive. You know your situation best
      We hope to hear from you soon.
      Be safe,
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