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  • Friend is in a very tough situation looking for options.

    I have a very close friend to me that recently moved to Florida. She feels like her parents are treating her unfairly and her older brother is taking advantage of that. He is 18 and was recently caught driving under the influence, when their parents confronted him about it he made up some story about how my friend was influencing him to take these actions. Her parents decided that the best course of action would be to ground her and let her older brother go off without punishment. She has already tried talking to her parents about it but everything she says they just respond by making the punishment worse. She talked to her grandparents and asked if they could adopt her, when they told her parents about it they cut off all her communication with her grandparents.
    Now she is thinking of running away, and everyone is worried about her.

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    Re: Friend is in a very tough situation looking for options.

    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 your friend is faced with right now and you’re wanting to find a way to help her as she mentioned wanting to run away. It’s great that your friend has support and concern from you especially since this time is quite difficult for her.

    Having a space to vent and explore options may often bring out a solution previously not thought of. We are here as support to help you and your friend through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat. If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon.

    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).

    We’re here to listen and to help and hope you or your friend can reach out soon.

    Take care,

    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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