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    I have had a rocky relationship with my dad and step mom for 5 years. My father constantly tells and berates me, screams and scares me. He's cruel with what he says, and treats me like a nuisance. He believes I am lying about my clinical depression and generalized anxiety disorder. He loses his temper and talks about horrible things like "if you think I'm ********ing stupid I'll slit my ********kng wrists right now, right goddamn now" when He made me offer my opinion on a paper he wanted to turn in. My step mother also fights with him consistently, but has children with him and makes excuses, calling me an awful daughter for suggesting my being unhappy.
    I am 17 years old and have recently moved from being overseas. I had a job where I was that I kept for about a year, all together (9 week program three times). I still have money in the account from that job, but getting one now has proved harder since I can't drive.
    I am in an advanced school in a college setting, and have a very serious relationship with a boy here. He is also persecuted in his household and we were thinking of running away together. He has a car, I have the money in my account, we both have a destination, and career path in mind. This is a decision I've been weighing for a long, long time and I don't want to rush into it and be unable to see my two younger siblings again...

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    What to do?

    Hello,
    Thanks for contacting the National Runaway Safeline.

    It’s very brave of you to reach out to NRS tonight.
    It sounds like you are going through a most stressful time at home and it has caused you to consider running away. It is unfortunate that your parents choose to behave towards you this way. It’s not your fault. You don’t deserve that.
    It sounds like you have focused on making things good in other areas of your life with school work and friends. Good for you.

    It is also good that even with the means to leave and someone to possibly go with you are thinking it through. You are exhibiting good thought processing and patience. Good for you.
    NRS is here 24hrs a day to listen and help you explore options.

    You may give us a call at 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or visit www.1800Runaway.org (NRS live chat)

    Stay strong and take care,
    NRS
    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
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