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    Hi, my girlfriend is 19 and lives in an Eastern European household where her parents dont let her date and want to arrange her marriage in the future. She wants to runaway and come live with me but is afraid of what her family might do. What can we do to get away from them and block them out?

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    Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline. We are very sorry to hear that your girlfriend's parents don't allow her to date. It sounds like she would like to live with you but she is afraid. In most states, once a person turns 18 they are considered as legal adults. Your girlfriend is an adult so her parents cannot legally keep her at home. She has the right to move out on her own without their permission. She could try moving while her parents are out of the home. If her parents refuse to allow her to leave, she could contact the police. We hope that this information helps, please feel free to contact us directly via our 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-786-2929), email, or live chat if you have any further questions.
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