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  • ccsmod11
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    Hello There
    Thank you for contacting The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen.
    It sounds like you are going through a pretty difficult time right now. You do not deserve to be told your ideas are unworthy and that you are crazy. Just know that them saying those hurtful things to you is about them and not about you.
    You mentioned wanting to run away, we are not legal experts but we do have some knowledge on the laws. If you decide to leave without parent’s permission and you are a minor they do have the right to file a runaway report. If the police do find you they most likely would bring you home if home is a safe place for you to go. You may want to consider talking to someone like a friend or family member or a therapist about what is going on in your life. Sometimes talking to someone about what is going on can help you feel better. If you do decide to leave home and need somewhere safe please give us a call and we can try and help you look for safe places to stay.
    We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore your options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide you with support. We wish you the best of luck!
    NRS

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    I graduated from high school and all I get is my complaints from my parent after my graduation and during summer break

    ever since during my high school years my parents always to stop doing what I like to do and told me that I'm crazy and not willing to take my ideals because they think my ideals are unworthy. i want to run away from them somewhere far and barren where they can never find me.

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  • ccsmod10
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    Hello, thank you for contacting us through our forums. Were sorry that things have gotten this bad that you feel you’re not loved at home. If you decide to runaway we have some resources that can help you. If you decide to runaway your guardian can file a runaway report, and if the cops find you they will most likely send you home. That’s depending on your age if you’re a minor it can be filled, if you’re an adult it can’t be filed. The resources we can offer you are 211, which can help find a shelter near where you live, another resources is National Safe Place by texting 44357(Safe & Location) they can help you find a shelter. If you have any concerning questions about the resources we provided today or about a Runaway report give us a call at 1800runaway.

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    Guest replied
    I want to run away but the nearest orphanage is 17 miles away

    ​​​​​​I don't feel loved in my family, I feel like I'm just there, part of the scenery.

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  • ccsmod6
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    I'm 12, and I want to run away for almost the same reason. My mom started emotionally abusing me when I told her that I was bisexual. I didn't know she was homophobic... I packed a bag, but I don't have the nerve to go out there by myself. You shouldn't vomit your meals, you will only become weaker and more prone to being beat to death.

    Hello and thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. You have the right to identify however you want and it should not impact the way others treat you. We are sorry to hear that your mom has not been accepting of who you are and has resorted to acting inappropriately and hurtfully. We are always here to talk and there are other resources out there as well. The LGBT National Youth Talkline and the LGBT National Hotline might be able to connect you with someone who understands your experiences and can offer guidance to you. They are reachable at 1-800-246-7743 and 1-888-843-4564 respectively.

    With regards to running away, we would be happy to talk to you about how you plan to go about doing that. We can discuss safe places where you can go to as well as what preparations you made need to take care of before leaving. If you are interested in talking more about running away or anything else, please don’t hesitate to call us on our 24/7 hotline 1-800-786-2929 or chat us at 1800runaway.org.

    Take care,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Originally posted by FabulousKilljoy View Post
    I'm 13 and I really want to run away. My mom emotionally abuses me and sometimes physical, she said that she would 'beat' me like she did with my sister if I wasn't so fragile. I have only one friend offline because i'm home schooled, but I'm afraid to tell him that I want to runaway. I am aware that the real world is harsh, and I will probably not survive for long by myself, and that's why I want to take a friend, but like I said, I only have one. I kind-of have a plan in my head if I do runaway, but it will probably backfire like most things I try and do. I don't think I can take this much longer, I have become careless, angry at everybody, and bulimic. I also cry myself to sleep sometimes, and self harm. Earlier today, my mom hit me for having an angry tone, but I can't help it. She also chases me around the house trying to hit me with a wooden spoon, but luckily my Grandmother's bathroom has a drawer that blocks the door, but it is on the other side of the house. I'm afraid to tell anybody because I think they will say that I shouldn't 'because she still loves me' but I honestly doubt that, and don't care. I'm starting to fail school and have no appetite most of the time, but when I do, I try to vomit my meal if I can. Please help.
    I'm 12, and I want to run away for almost the same reason. My mom started emotionally abusing me when I told her that I was bisexual. I didn't know she was homophobic... I packed a bag, but I don't have the nerve to go out there by myself. You shouldn't vomit your meals, you will only become weaker and more prone to being beat to death.

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  • ccsmod15
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    Thank you very much for reaching out to us. We want you to know that we believe you and are here to listen and to help you. Your situation sounds very stressful and hard so very much for you to deal with. We are very sorry to hear that your parents split up and then that sister passed away. We are glad that you get to see your dad on the weekends.

    What is happening to you now with your mom’s husband is, as you’ve already figured out, is very serious. We believe you. It is wrong of him to be sexual with you; it is wrong of him to say those things to you; it is wrong of him to touch you under your shirt; it is wrong of him to slap you; it is wrong of him to lay down with you in your bed. All of these things are his fault. None of this is your fault. He probably goes out of his way to keep your mom happy so that she thinks you were being “dramatic” and doesn’t suspect him. Because everything else he has done is meant to scare you and keep you quiet. You telling your mom or dad or someone else you trust doesn’t “ruin” her happiness. He has ruined it.

    If she wants to stay with him, she can, and maybe you can live with your father instead. It is up to the adults in your life to keep you safe from him. If you want to tell your mom or dad but need help doing that, you can call us. We can do a conference call and help you tell them. You can also reach out to your State’s child abuse hotline. Child Help is the National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-799-7233. You do not deserve this. It is not your fault. You and your little sister deserve to be safe and not afraid of sexual abuse by him or anyone else.

    You can also talk to us about what you are feeling and going through. If you don’t give us your name, we don’t have to report to anyone, but you deserve to be protected, he deserves to be reported. You deserve to live and grow up with your sister safe from him. We hope that you can reach out either via our telephone hotline, 1-800-runaway (1-800-786-2929) or through our live chat at our website 1800runaway.org So that we can talk about what you are going through and help you figure out your options. We are here for you, to listen and help.

    We wish you the best and hope to hear from you soon.
    Sincerely,
    NRS

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    First of all it is great that you reaching out about your situation and that you feel safe talking about it. It can be frustrating when you are trying to rebuild that trust with someone and they don’t believe you.
    In regards to finding a place to stay at the moment you can always try the Homeless Shelters directory and their website is https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/ or you can try national safe place you can contact them by texting 44357 (SAFE & Location). Another option is a conference call with us which is when you call here and we can act as an in-between with your parents in a non-judgement way.
    Remember to stay safe and that we are always here for you and we can be reach at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat 24/7.
    Thanks and good luck.

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    Hi, I will not be revealing my name, so just call me L.

    Hi, im L, and I am 12 years old. And I want to run away from home soon, but I have no where to go... My situation is really complicated, and its a long story. So when I was around 6, my parents split up, and it was really hard for me because they made me choose sides. I chose my mom because I felt closer to her. Luckily, I still get to see my dad, mostly on the weekends.

    But about a year or two later, I was around 7 and one of my older sisters had passed away, at just 18. I took it really hard, but I never got a chance to see her, because she lived in Mexico with my other sister and brother. My mom got depressed, and i didnt know what to do.

    After that, around 2 years passed, and my mom met this guy... we will call him A. So my mom and A started dating and after being together for 2 years, they had a baby which is now my sister. My mom is still together with him, and this year is I think around the 5th year together. Me and one of my sisters who lived with our mom approved of him. We thought he was okay.

    I am currently 12 years old as I had mentioned,...And the reason I want to runaway is because he is being.......really sexual towards me... I feel really uncomfortable being alone with him, I've been kinda scared. One day me and him went to our local liquor store. He got his drinks and i got my chips. Then when we were walking back to the house, I say thank you, and then he wraps his arm around my shoulders and says: "you can thank me in other ways..." Me pretending, trying not to know what he means says: "Umm what do you mean?" And he says "Ways that make me feel good" and i start to panic and sweat. I then say:" I dont know what you are talking about" then he says:"you will understand when youre older."

    We finally reach my house and I run to the bathroom and I just panic. I start to think and i get so scared of what he might do to me. He also touches me sometimes, like puts his hand under my shirt, even touches my bra strap, when im laying in my bed using my phone. I push him away and go to the bathroom. Then go outside where my mom is. Other things he does to me that are the most commen are slapping my but. I really feel so uncomfortable.

    Another tume, he said he was going to sleep with me in my bed, and layed down really close to me. I was really scared and I went to go sleep in the couch. And my mom was saying: "Oh my god you are being so dramatic he was just playing around like go back to youre bed" and i told her : Hell no." Like excuse me for not wanting to sleep next to a grown a** man who has his own fricking bed.

    I really feel scared and uncomfortable and i really want to tell my mom everything, but she is just really hapoy with him and i font want to ruin that. Besides if i do tell her, she will most likely want to move out of the house. Like where else will we go? She doesnt have a job. And my little sister is barely turning 6, and i dont want her to grow up with out her father.

    So i just want to runaway from it all, but i have no where to go. Please help me, or give me advice, please please please !!

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    Guest replied
    Hi I’m 15 and I wanna run away
    So I have a pretty decent life and everything but his last year something wrong has happened to me..I’ve gotten in trouble over some things that I shouldn’t have done and every time my mom catches me, I got in trouble just a day ago and my mom asked if I cared if she were to die would I care and I told her that I do and she says that I don’t...wherein Bremerton Washington can I run off Toto get away for a little bit..?

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  • ccsmod7
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    Hi there, thanks for reaching out today, sounds like you have been through more than anyone should have to go through. You mentioned being really hurt by your brother and also that you have attempted to kill yourself and are afraid to tell the unsupportive people around you. Those feelings are significant and you so deserve to feel safe in your own home and to feel like you can reach out for support. We are so glad you are still with us. You have infinite value and we truly want to support you during this difficult time.

    It takes a lot of strength to reach out for help, and we are so glad that you did. Your life has worth and our top priority is your safety. If you feel this is an emergency you could consider calling 911 for emergency assistance. We are here to listen and support you in any way that we can, and we can help you find resources that can help you cope with these feelings. You do not have to face this alone, and there is so much help out there for you. If you are thinking about hurting yourself, the National Suicide Hotline could be a good resource for you. You can check them out at www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org, or you can call 1-800-273-8255 for help and support any time. You can also call us 24/7 at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) if you need to talk.

    It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now and you mentioned being seriously harmed by your brother, and your mom takes his side. 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 www.childhelp.org 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.

    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 www.1800runaway.org.

    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Be safe,

    NRS

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    Guest replied
    I'm am 12 years old


    I want to run away but I'm afraid of the consequences. I have an abusive older brother and he calls me lots of names like "Brat" and other unnecessary names and he hits me a lot. I tell my mom about it but she doesn't do anything about and she doesn't believe me. Sometimes even my mom sides with him and she yells at me for it and sometimes hits me. I have 3 other brothers they are okay but are never at home. One is locked up and in prison, the other is in the marines,and the last is sometimes at home but always has places to go. My other brothers don't even stand up for me, they see that I'm getting bullied but all they do is ignore what I'm going through. My brother in prison sometimes stood up for me but, he can't help me now. I'm thinking of resorting to running away and self harm. I have a few friends but we have gotten more distant since we became friends. My dad is nice but he lives somewhere else and I don't have his address I wish I could run away to my dad. One time I tried to commit suicide but the wire I was using snapped. I want to tell people about me attempting to kill myself but,I'm afraid that they will think I'm sick and a weirdo. People at school also bully and make fun of me and say "You better watch your back" and call me "nerd" just because I wear glasses. I am not very smart and my grades are failing. One time I almost snapped and grabbed a knife from the kitchen and approached my brother with it. I was behind him with the knife in my right hand and then I realized what I was doing and put the knife back and cried myself to sleep. In one of the many times my brother has hit me he punched my stomach multiple times and punched me in the face. I was left with bruises on my stomach and a cut on my face.every day I just stay In my room avoiding my abusive older brother. I have become pale from staying in my room all day. I try to make friends but, they just make fun of me and tell me to get lost or they just laugh me off.ever day I look in the mirror and say "Am I going to be like my brother"

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you for contacting The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It sounds like you are going through a lot right now.
    We are not legal experts but we do have general information on the laws. If you were to leave home without permission your legal guardian does have the right to file a runaway report. If the police do find you they most likely would bring you home. You can always contact the police in your city and state and ask them what could happen if you were to leave home.
    We hope this information answered your question. If you have any other questions or would like to explore your options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support. We wish you the best of luck!
    NRS

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    Hi my name is Jaden. I am 17 and want to run away from home. Ever since I met this girl I really like, my mom and me have been fighting and I was even hit and thrown by my step dad when I wouldn’t unball my fist. I feel like when I try to be with her and be happy it makes it worse. I have never been abused verbally or physically unless you count what I said. It’s a nice home but I don’t want to stay. I have family in NY I can live with who have my social card and birth certificate. So could I stay with them even if my mom won’t let me leave? Would it count as running away?

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hey there,

    Thanks so much for contacting us, it takes a lot of courage to reach out and share your story. It must be really hard to live in a home with so much tension - you deserve to live somewhere where you are safe and secure. Running away is a big decision and it can be very stressful to figure out what you want to do.

    You mentioned some things about your brother hitting you with a charger and your mom threatening to put you in a life-threatening situation - this raises some concern for your safety and well-being. Absolutely no one deserves to be abused. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. If any harm or abuse is happening at home, you have the right to report it. If you feel like this is an option you want to explore, you may find this website helpful: https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse/. We can also help you to file a report if that’s the route you are considering. It may also be a good idea to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody. Generally speaking, once a report is filed a caseworker from Child Protective Services will investigate to see whether the home is a safe place to be - we aren't legal experts but generally speaking, unless there is severe physical abuse occurring there will most likely not be legal charges against the person abusing you. This can vary from state to state though so it may be a good idea to reach out to your local nonemergency police line (you can usually just dial 311) to ask about local policy.

    It’s important to consider all the possibilities that can occur if you leave home. You will need to plan out how you will cover basic necessities like travel, food, clothing, etc. If you have a place to go in mind, it’s good to see what the expectations of the living arrangement will be like; rules, the amount of time you’re allowed to stay, if you’re expected to contribute financially, etc. This can all influence your decision to leave.

    If you’d like to go over what’s going on in depth, or if you’d like to explore other options that you may have available to you, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and support you in any way we can.

    Stay safe,
    NRS
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