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  • Leaving home at 19

    I was wondering what my parents could do if I tried to leave Michigan to NY for a couple of days to visit my boyfriend. I have already bought the ticket and told them about it but they don’t approve. I assume that there isn’t anything they could legally do because I am over 18 but I’m scared about what they might do if I actually go. I just need a way to leave without getting the cops involved or my dad blowing up on me again.

    Thanks for your help

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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. From what we gather about your situation because you are older than 18 you can do as you please there would be no legal trouble. Most a cop could do is check in on you for a safety check meaning they will ask if you are okay and you even let them know you don't want them to reveal where you are just if you are okay to your parents. However. some more obvious situations arise with your parents becuase they might kick you out or not want you to come back so that might be something to think about. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (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.
    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Be safe, NRS
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
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