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    So my parents divorced when i was 11 and i'm 16 now. Im living with my mom and I cant stand living where we are and i cant stand the atmosphere at our house. Anything can spark a fight and i feel so closed in here. I've practically distanced myself from my mom and i'm always practically depressed here. I wanna move in with my dad because the household there is so nice and not constantly stressful. Whenever I wanted to move out i told my mom and she told me that i was being selfish and if i left her and my little sister then i would be hurting their happiness because I left and that makes me selfish. Im tired of "dealing with it" and then crashing in a series of new self destructive behaviors. I need to get out of here, but i dont wanna just run away and cause a bad aftermath for my little sister. Does anyone have any advice as to how i could go about this?

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    RE: I want to move in with my Dad

    Hello there,
    Thanks for posting on the National Runaway Safeline forum.
    We’re really sorry to hear about how things are going at home. It sounds like things are really difficult between you and mom. That must be hard to deal with. We want you to know that you’re really brave for asking for help, sometimes it can be really hard for someone to do.
    We’re not legal experts here, but you might be able to move in with dad if he has any parental rights. You may want to talk to him about it and see how the law stands on that. You could also live with him legally if your mom gave permission. Do you think you’d be able to get that from mom? If you’re worried about talking to her yourself, we can try to help with that. We offer a conference call service here. We can be reached at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) and we’d be able to act as a mediator with you and mom. If that sounds like something you’d like to do, give us a call and we’ll help you set it up.
    We’d also be able to talk to dad with you too. The three of us might be able to come up with a way to talk to mom that would convince her to let you live with her. It’s hard to say. You know your parents best. If you think this would work, please let us know.
    We wish you the best in this difficult time.
    Stay strong,
    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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