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    Well i'm 23 years old (yes i know i'm a little old but i'll explain) well i've never had a great life with my dad, we've been homless twice and he has been abusive to me and my mom more me so, he has thrown me out of the house, called me names such as useless, worthless, brainless, said i was good for nothing, he occasionally hits me, if i try and stand up to him he'll yell at me and hit me and throw me out of the house, noone can really do anything cause i'm over 18 and noone knew about it when i was a kid (i've been abused since i was 12), he put's porn before anything in his life, his children, job, even his own wife, i don't know why she stays with him but she still does, nothing i can do, i talked to her about it and everything and she just keeps telling me he's changing but i don't see it, he still yells and he abused me for 10 years and my friends say it's horrible and that i need to get out of there, but i have no place to go. I have to live with him cause i have nowhere else to go, i'm trying to save up some money when i can (when my parent';s don't take it) so that i can leave home and get away.

    I just don't know what to do anymore, i want to leave and get away from him and his abuse but i have nowhere to go, and longer i stay there more i just want to.... well yea stop the pain another way, I just don't know.

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    Re: 23yo wants to run away (please don't critzize me)

    Hello,

    Thank you so much for contacting us and you don't have to worry about us critiquing your story because we're here to advocate and listen.

    Sounds like you are going through some really intense stuff right now and it's been going on for quite a while. Has anything ever happened in the past with the abuse? Sounds like everything he does affects people in different ways and you're just trying to look out for you and your mom. What he's done is something no one should have to go through and even if you are 23.

    Are you able to leave and go somewhere safe right now? (possibly a family or friend you trust). Would you feel comfortable going to a local shelter or transitional living facility? What do you feel like you need to do now?

    If you are able and willing, let us know which city and state you are in and we can provide some social service agencies in your area. Otherwise, you can dial 2-1-1 locally and they can put you in contact with some emergency services if you feel like you need to leave from whatever situation, ASAP.

    Best of luck,

    NRS
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    • #3
      Re: 23yo wants to run away (please don't critzize me)

      hey, thanks for the response, i live in upper black eddy, pa

      and he affects me and my mom mostly (why she hasen't divorced him i don't know) the abuse has just been hi throwing me out of the house, him yelling and abusing me calling me those names and it has been the same kind of abuse ever since i was 12, right now i'm spending the night over at my aunts house, using her computer (i have no internet or phone at home) and if my parent's even found out i went on this site, they'd be lecturing me until the end of time and then just ********** and make me feel guilty

      thx for everything

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      • #4
        Re: 23yo wants to run away (please don't critzize me)

        Thanks for the reply back. Again, we’re so sorry to hear that you’re going through all this. It’s good that you have your aunt as someone that you can turn to when you need help (even if it is just to use the computer). Is your aunt able to help you in other ways? Such as finding an alternative place to live?

        We tried to locate some social service organizations in your area. We weren’t able to find anything specifically in Upper Black Eddy, but we found a few close by. Here are a couple social service agencies that may be able to assist you:

        *Victory House of Lehigh Valley (Bethlehem, PA) #610-691-3373
        *South Bethlehem Neighborhood Center (Bethlehem, PA) #610-865-2791
        *Turning Point of Lehigh Valley (Allentown, PA) #610-437-3369

        Also, as we mentioned in our last post that you can call 2-1-1 for more information and referrals to places that may be able to help in your area. Here are a couple numbers from the 2-1-1 website that you may be able to help you.

        *First Call for Help #215-949-1660 x. 15
        *Women’s Resource Center Information and Referral Helpline #610-687-6391

        We hope you’re able to find assistance in your area. We encourage you to continue reaching out for support from others. Best of luck.
        Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

        National Runaway Safeline
        [email protected] (Crisis Email)
        1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

        Tell us what you think about your experience!
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        • #5
          Re: 23yo wants to run away (please don't critzize me)

          my aunt won't help me in that kinda way, she has her own problems to deal with and dosen't know to much about my dad and if i told her she'd tell everyone and it'd be a big mess.

          thank you for the info, i appreciate it but am kinda scared to call the numbers, like idk how i'd get there and such, or like what it is or nething, i might call them later.

          I am looking to get out but idk how much i can do cause i might get scared to, i get scared kinda easy yea bad trait lol.

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          • #6
            Re: 23yo wants to run away (please don't critzize me)

            It's normal to be nervous about reaching out for help. The organizations we listed aren't guaranteed to be able to help you, but since they are in your area they may have resources to help. When you call, just ask them what services they offer and if you're comfortable, explain your situation. If they aren't able to help, ask them if they know of other places around that could. It might be helpful if you thought about what kind of assitance you're looking for and what kind of help you need, that way you can better know if the places you call will be able to help. We're glad you were comfortable enough to reach out to us and hope you're able to find the time and strength to reach out to others!
            Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

            National Runaway Safeline
            [email protected] (Crisis Email)
            1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

            Tell us what you think about your experience!
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