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    I’m 16 years old and I don’t know what to do. I’m in the 11th grade and my house is always awful. I’m the last child, and my older sister that left right before me was bad for my parents, and I always feel like they take it out on me. We all hate each other it seems like in my house. When my parents aren’t fighting with each other they get together and take it out on me. They justify it by saying that I’m being “disrespectful” to them but I really don’t try to. They always take things that I say and twist them to me being a brat or something. But then the next day it’s like nothing happened and I’m still distraught over everything and it ruins my everything. I always have people come up to me after my parents yell at me for something like this and ask me if it’s okay, and it just makes me feel worse. My mom is the worst out of my parents. She’s always trying to be a know it all, and then makes me out to be the know it all. They never give me credit for anything either. I’m currently in all honors classes, taking AP Calculus, two dual enrollment classes, and am in Band, Enigneeeing, as well as NJROTC. I am always constantly having to work on school things or have to stay after school for practice , so I never really have free time at all. I get all my things done, and still maintain a +3.5 GPA. But my parents always say that I never pull my own weight and that I need to do more work but I do do a lot and I try to tell them but they would just yell at me and tell me to deal with it. I also have a beautiful dog that they got me and they threaten to take him away every other day because I don’t train him. This always makes me feel like crap and this is the stuff I don’t eanna deal with anymore. Not to mention that, but they always tell me I only love them for their money, and there’s nothing worse than them saying that to me. It makes me feel like absolute ********, and when I tell her that she’s wrong she yells at me and says “no I’m not.” She’s nicer to all my friends and literally anyone else but me. I don’t wanna keep feeling like a failure and I don’t wanna be yelled at anymore. She also will just walk off when things don’t go her way, and won’t talk to me after. The whole reason I finally decided to write this was because tonight we were watching a movie, and she simply asked a question about it. I responded with my own opinion on what her question was, and she replied in a nasty way “that’s not what I meant” and didn’t talk for the rest of the movie until she stormed off with a quick remark about what I said. I didn’t understand what I did, wrong. Before I went to bed I went to tell her goodnight and the door was locked and I told her goodnight through the door and I got a weak goodnight back. I’m also a little overweight and they always tell me that I need to stop eating so much but sometimes I can barely eat. Two months ago the only meal I would eat was dinner, and they still told me I was eating too much, because they saw me eating a lot at dinner time and didn’t care enough to ask what I was eating throughout the day. I can’t do this anymore. I wanna be somewhere where I won’t feel like crap anymore.

    Btw I’m sorry for the weird organization of all this. I wrote this twice because I accidentally hit cancel before i finished and I’m just rambling on at this point.

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    Thank you for contacting us at the National Runaway Safeline. It takes great courage to reach out for help and we are glad that you decided to reach out for help.
    It sounds like you are going through a lot of stress at home right now. You don’t deserve to be hurt in any way. It sounds like you are doing great handling so many things and still doing very well at school. We are sorry to hear that your parents haven’t been supportive towards you. Your parents are responsible for your safety until you turn 18 and they shouldn’t be treating you this way. Talking to your parents and explaining how you feel can be helpful in many situations. Talking to other family members, friends, and school counselors can also be helpful in many situations. You can contact SAMHSA at 1 (800) 662-HELP (4357) and they can help provide counseling resources. It also sounds like you are having some issues body image. You shouldn’t have to be ashamed of your body. You deserve to be treated with respect. It is important to eat regularly meals it can help you get proper nutrition and help you provide energy and stay focused and perform well at school. You may be at risk of developing and eating disorder. It can be helpful to contact National Eating Disorder Association at (800) 931-2237.

    Leaving home can be hard in many cases. It can be helpful to think about where you might stay how you might pay for food and other living expenses. You are acting strong by reaching out for help. If it might be an option for you, you can also call us at our 24 hour confidential hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) and we would be happy to listen to you, explore your options and provide any resources.

    We wish you the best and hope to hear from you soon.


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