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    I'm 18 years old, turning 19 in August. I really want to move out of my house into an apartment with a friend. We're both going through the same stuff at home, and we've tried to sit down and talk to our parents about everything. Nothing helped. It just made my relationship worse. I've been questioning my spiritual beliefs, but my parents basically force me to believe what they believe, and do what they want me to do. My friend and I have an apartment picked out and we can both afford to split rent, but I'm scared to tell my parents that I'm moving out. I'm legally able to without them doing anything, but I'm scared that they'll get insanely mad and not let me leave. My mom is a narcissist, and basically wants to control my life. I feel trapped and I'm depressed, because I just want to be able to live. I want to be able to see my boyfriend more than once every 2 months, when I go behind their back to see him. They won't let me otherwise. They won't let me leave the house unless I'm going to work or running an errand for them. What do I need to do?

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    Re: I want to leave.

    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’re sorry that you’re feeling unhappy at home because of the pressure and strict limitations from your parents. It sees you’re feeling read for independence but fear your parents reacting in a way that would prevent you from being able to leave. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We are unable to tell you what to do, but we can help explore some helpful options that may help your situation. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by bulletin to offer assistance. 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); (click on the chat button).

    We hope to hear from you soon.

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