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  • Moving out 17

    Hello readers

    Im 17 and a couple months, living in illinois and in 8 months im stepping on a plane to join the us. navy

    I have a good job and work full time and go to highschool full time.

    My homelife is alright but we fight almost every week over working to much or not talking to them much.
    Ive wanted to move out for the past year and i have 3 k saved up but can't touch it took they sign. My parents don't influence my life besides making me feel bad about myself occasionally but I'm used to it. They don't influence my school life or life choices and i have a budget with all my spending possibly If i move out. I simply don't like how I'm treated like a good for nothing highschool kid who wants to move out to drink but I've never drank and don't want to throw away my navy career

    I know it's not smart to move out financially when i have only a handful of months left before i go to school through the navy.

    I dont have a good emotional state when I'm around my parents it just brings me down. I brought up moving out and my dad got in my face and defensive and said i wasn't moving out got it and i said no sir i don't and he took my keys ( paid off truck given to us by grandma) and i didn't wanna ride the bus or walk to work in the cold and i can't leave school 2 hours earlier so i grabbed them and we went on the ground and he held me down and thought he smelled alcohol on my breath ( red lifesaver and Gatorade from work) and held me down and ended up hitting my head on the floor leaving a big bump and a headache for 3 days.

    my mom wants a reason i want to move out and i feel like anything i give her won't work but i just want out to feel some freedom and responsibility before the navy takes care of my housing and where I'll be busy all the time.

    they say i feel trapped from work but it's while I'm home i feel trapped.

    she says if i move out i can't have my phone or the car which isn't a big deal i can afford a junker and pay off the phone and switch the bill to my name but i want the car i have now so maybe my savings can buy the truck from them but if i bring it up again i feel like they will still say no even if everything is completely logical.

    sorry for the length of this but the chat is down and i don't know what to do now besides buy my own phone and car and leave

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    Hi there,

    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. It seems there is a lot that you are faced with right now and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your only options. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws.

    While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.

    We are here as support to help through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email to assist you. If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon.

    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); (click on the chat button).

    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.

    Be safe,

    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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