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I ran away, but now I am home and how do I cope?

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  • I ran away, but now I am home and how do I cope?

    A few days ago, my parents and I had a blow up because they took my phone and I didn't like that (I paid for it and my phone plan by myself without their help). It ended when my mom told me to get out, so i walked into my room grabbed a jacket and my cash and walked back to where I work where i got help from my managers. I ended up staying the night with my friend, and my parents were notified i was safe but asleep and didn't want to go home. I was brought back to my house by my friend's parents the next day where again I collapsed and fell asleep while my family was gone. When they got home my mom was letting me hear it, saying how i ran away and she never meant that and this was all my selfish fault and how i could have hurt my dad's job. My sisters have been told I walked out for no reason when that fight wasn't the first time I was told to get out, just the first time I actually did. But life at home right about now at home is awful, they still have my phone and I work so this isn't okay. I just need help on how to cope living at home, where i live legal age is 19 not 18 so i have two more years before I can actually leave and live with my friend.

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    Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand that it takes courage to seek help. We are very sorry to hear that you are having problems with your parents. Here at NRS, we offer conference calls between youth and their parents. This could be an opportunity for you to express how you feel to your parents without interruption and with the support of an NRS worker. It sounds like you may be considering moving out. You could try asking your parents if they would allow you to stay with another family member or close friend. Another option that you have is looking for emancipation laws for your state. If you have any questions or just want to talk, please feel free to contact us directly via our 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-786-2929), email, or live chat.

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