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    hi i am 14 15 in 2 months. i really want to run away. but i thought about it and realized it would be more logical to have a plan first. so i created one. basically i made a list and started collecting what i would need. i have most of it. I will not leave until l i am at least 16 probably older. this way i will have money saved up. i figured if i don't get into a far far away college ill run away after i graduate then i would be just 18. By then i'll have a stash of money,and i'll be able to get a job, i'll have a drivers licence, and id card. i'll be all set, and it leaves plenty of time to plan every detail. i think i could wait. my household is not abusive, im pretty sure my parenst love me in a strange way but the thing is i dont love them. i dont know when it happened it was gradual like a baby turning into a toddler. one day i realized i just didnt love them. so i want to get out as soon as possible if not a far away college i'll run away when i'm 18. is it a good idea? is my plan good?

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    RE: I have a it a good one?

    Thank you for writing us at the National Runaway Safeline. We're here to listen; here to help. We are very grateful that you've trusted us enough to share your plan with us. It is understandable that you would like to leave home since you don't necessarily feel as connected with your family. It looks like you'd like to go somewhere where you are surrounded by people you value and love and those who feel the same about you.

    It is very mature of you to try to wait until you are 18 before running away. For those youth who choose to leave home before they reach the age of majority (18 in most states), they may face legal consequences. When youth runaway before they are legally emancipated (freed from legal dependence upon their parent or guardian), parents can file runaway reports alerting the police of their runaway status.

    It sounds like your plan is to:

    1. Cope with living at home until you are at least 16, maybe even 18
    2. Work so that you can save money
    3. Get your driver's license and ID
    4. Try to go to college far away
    5. Move out from your parents' house

    Your plan looks well thought out! It looks like you are trying your best to find ways to deal with living at home until you are legally able to leave. If you are looking for ways to cope and deal with your situation in the mean time, you can check out our blog posts:

    If you want to talk out your plan more and/or look for more ways to deal with living at home with parents you don't feel you love as much, feel free to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929). Our crisis line is open 24/7. We also have an interactive chat service found on our website that is available from 4:30pm-11:30pm CST. We hope to hear from you soon. If we don't, we wish you the best and commend you for reaching out to other resources that could help you deal with the things you are going through.

    Take care!
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