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    Hi there, I'm 17, I live with my parents and 3 younger siblings. For the past year now i've hated coming home to my parents and often stay at my boyfriends house as much as i can to avoid coming back. Although when i have to leave i get very upset and feel stressed out because when i come home my room will always be a mess, and things will be broken. The reason i'm writing this is because i think i've hit the limit of disregard for my belongings and feelings. I'm in full time college and have been feeling the pressure a lot recently to get good grades for university. I share a room with my 11 year old sister while my 13 year old sister has her own room, i feel this is unfair as i have no where isolated or quiet i can go to study. I have voiced my feelings and thoughts to my parents already but they are quickly thrown aside. I don't feel like i can cope with living here anymore, and would like to move in with another relative, however if i move in with my mothers mam that would upset my mother as they don't have a good relationship and if i stayed with my fathers parents then i'd feel like a bit of a burden as my grandpa lives with my aunty and her 30yr old daughter. I'm distraught for what i could do, i'd like to pass next year with A's and i don't think it'd be possible when i'm here and at. Any advice at all would be very appreciated.

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    RE: I don't feel respected.

    Hello there,

    Thank you for reaching out to us today at the National Runaway Safeline. From what you shared it sounds like you have reached your breaking point at home as you shared that you feel disrespected and disregarded when you try to address the issue of your space being violated. We can only imagine how aggravating it may be to feel unheard and unsupported by your parents. It sounds like you are trying to work toward your personal and academic goals but are often distracted by your siblings. It seems you may have thought about some options but are in need of some additional support. It may be helpful to reach out to those you are close to and feel supported by (friends, other family members, teachers, school peers, counselors, or other trusted adults) to seek support nearby. We, of course, are here for you by phone or chat, and we would be very glad to help you explore some of your options. Our phone number is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929), and our chat is available through our website at We find that it is often most helpful to call in or chat to receive optimal services. This also allows us to learn more about your situation to better explore options with you.

    If you are able to please reach out by phone or chat. You are not alone in this; we are here to listen and to help. We look forward to your call or chat and wish you well.

    Take care,

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