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    I’m 15 years old. I have problems at home with my mother and I’m being forced to live with my dad in another town. I’d like to stay with my grandmother in the same town which I was going to school so I can have my friends and not be sad and lonely. I need my friends or else I will be done with everything. Can I choose to live with my grandmother ?

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    Hi there,
    Thanks for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like it has been hard to get along with your parents and are wanting a break and live with your grandmother. We aren’t legal experts but if you are wanting to live with her, you would need to get permission from your legal guardian. If they are not wanting to give permission, it may be good to think about your needs and figuring out time to having a conversation with them each about an improved living situation.
    It can be difficult to know how to talk to your parents and express your feelings about how you are feeling. We would encourage you to reach out to a trusted adult, teacher, relative, and friend that you can talk to and potentially help you mediate a conversation with your parents about your current situation. At NRS, we do offer a service call conference calling, where you can call into our hotline and then we would reach out to your guardian and help advocate for you, help you express the needs of to your parents.
    We are here for you and will support you in anyway that we can. Please feel free to call into us directly as we can talk further about your situation and find resources that are best for you in your area. Stay strong and you are not alone in this! Our hotline ( 1-800-RUNAWAY) and chat are open 24/7.

    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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