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    I'm 14 years old, I live in 2 different house because my parents got divorced. My dad is an addict and has caused my step family to leave. I told him enough is enough and stood up to him after years of making me feel terrible. I told him I want to live with my mother and I want nothing to do with him. He tells me he doesn't care if I leave and doesn't care where I end up. Last night he came home drunk and yelled at me because I haven't gone through as much as him in life and he went on about how much of a pussy I am. I used to love my dad but now I can't even talk to him, and the worst part is he doesn't even care. I can't take living like this anymore. Someone please tell me what to do.

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    Hi there,

    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS) and sharing your situation. We understand it takes great of bravery to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. It sounds like you’re dealing with a lot and we’re sorry you’re going through this. Home is where you should feel loved and valued. You do not deserved to be yelled at or called names.
    You mentioned that you want to live only with your mother. If you have not yet communicated this with her, you may want to do so. Sometimes this can be a hard thing to do, and we understand that. Here at NRS, we offer conference calling. That means that if you were to call into our 24/7, anonymous and confidential hotline, we could call out to a guardian with you and facilitate a conversation between the two of you, and mediate to make sure that you are being heard in everything that you want to communicate. We could also do this between you and your father, if you wanted to do so.
    If you ever want to explore the option of family counseling, here at NRS we have a large database of different resources, including counseling services. If this is an option you would like to discuss further, or would like resources in your area, we would be happy to locate some close to you. You are always welcome to call NRS and speak more about your situation. Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time and that you are not alone in this. If you would like to talk more in detail please call 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or chat soon through our website (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in.

    Stay strong.
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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