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    I am 16 and I am currently living with my mother. I am unhappy here. Because I have no opportunity here. I truly want to live with my father. He gets me on the weekends. I do more with him than my mom and I am only there for 2 days. While I am at my moms I am a babysitter. I babysit and I wash dishes and do whatever she asks me to do. But no matter what I do I don't go anywhere nor do I do anything. I wanted to get a job but she wants me to get a job under the table so her rent won't go up. She has section 8 and food stamps and if I get a job her rent goes up. I want to get a job so I get a taste of the job world. Plus I want to go to college. But with having to pay for her rent I won't have money for college or anything. I have opportunity at my fathers. He would actually take me out and do things with me. Whereas my mom has me 5 days out of the week and I ask her to do something I can't which makes me upset because I do everything she asks. I went to court with my dad before. But the day before court I was in custody of my mom and she told me that I wouldn't see my brothers that much. At the time I was 13 and I was scared so the day of court I told the judge I wanted to live with my mom. Now that I am old enough to understand why I should live with my dad I want to go. But ever since I messed up my dad says if you want to live with me you will have to do it on your own. And I need something to help me so I can start having a teenage life before it's too late. Please help is there anyone I can contact to help my situation. Can social services help.?

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    Re: Help!

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