No announcement yet.

I am16 years old and can't tell my parents anything without them judging me

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • I am16 years old and can't tell my parents anything without them judging me

    I have parents that are strict about everything I do. I am forced to go to church every Sunday, be sexually clean, and just pretty much live the life THEY want me to live. Not the life i want to live. The more they force me into doing things I don't want, the more I rebel against them. But today my parents found out that I am. It a virgin anymore and now they said they are gonna make my life a living hell. And they also won't talk to me, look at me, or even say my name. So my issue here is that I want to move out with my 23 year old sister and her fiancé. Can I do this without having to go to court or whatever? If not, what will happen if the court and state gets involved? Please help me, thank you!

  • #2
    RE: I am16 years old and can't tell my parents anything without them judging me


    Thanks for reaching out to us for help. It sounds like you are having a hard time living by your parents’ rules. It can be very difficult and frustrating to have parents who are very strict, and it sounds like your parents are very upset since they found out that you have had sex. That sounds really stressful, and it is understandable that you are thinking about running away to live with your sister. If you have any sexual health questions or need information about birth control, the website might be a good resource for you. Since you are under the age of 18, if you leave home you could be considered a runaway. This means that your parents could call the police, who might force you to return home. Running away is not a crime, however anyone who allows you to stay with them could risk criminal charges for harboring a runaway.
    We are not legal experts. Laws are different from state to state, county to county, city to city. In some areas, police might not take a runaway report for youth who are close to turning 18, or they might take a report but not force a youth to return home. How a local police department responds to the situation can vary drastically. A good way to find out the laws in your area is to call your local police and ask what their policies are. It sounds like you want to move out without any kind of court involvement. This may not be legal until you reach 18 years of age. If you have any questions or you want to talk through all your options, don't hesitate to give us a call. We are here to listen and support you in any way that we can.
    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
    [email protected] (Crisis Email)
    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

    Tell us what you think about your experience!


    Previously entered content was automatically saved. Restore or Discard.
    Insert: Thumbnail Small Medium Large Fullsize Remove  
    or Allowed Filetypes: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, webp