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  • Almost 17 and need to get out

    For years I’ve excused my parents overprotective behavior and their comments but I can’t do it anymore. After doing some research from articles about emotional abuse, I’ve realized my parents, especially my mom, are emotionally abusive to me. I don’t think theyre intentionally this way, but I think it’s out of control now. I’m not a perfect kid. I’ve never done drugs or drank alcohol. But I’ve had sexual relationships. Like every other teenage girl I take peeks at porn and sexual content because I’m curious and at the age. I’m almost an adult and graduate next year. But when I graduate I’ll still be 17.
    I have a boyfriend that is a secret because he’s four years older than me. It’s perfectly legal in my state but they don’t care. Last time I dated someone older they basically made me cut ties with him.
    My boyfriend makes me happy. I haven’t felt this good in a long time.
    My mom goes through my belongings, my sketchbooks and my phone. Judges the people I hang out with. She takes small jabs at my character. She constantly tells me I’m never going to graduate. She tells me I can’t make my own decisions and that I’m still a child.
    She gaslights me and whenever I try to call her out for being hypocritical or just not being a good mom she turns it around on me and makes me feel guilty for my emotions.
    ive tried to talk to her about my feelings in the past but it feels like it’s gotten harder.
    i want to get my license soon so I can get a car and a job.
    I love my parents. But I don’t know if I can handle two more years of this. I want to runaway but I have nowhere to go. I depend on my parents for everything. And I’m afraid if I run away that they’ll hate me and disown me.
    i don’t know what to do.

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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. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon.
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