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  • ccsmod2
    re: I just don't know what to do anymore


    You seem to be feeling really stressed and unsafe at home. Having a stepdad who has changed since he married your mom must be a scary feeling. It's understandable that you want to leave home and get away from all of that.

    In general, being under 18 you would be considered a minor in most states. So if your family files a runaway report for you there is potential that you would be taken back home if you come in contact with the police. They may also actively look for you, if they are aware of your location. Also, there is a chance that if you are staying with another adult, that they could potentially be charged with harboring a runaway. The consequences for that can range from fines, to jail time. If you are considering running away, you may want to consider how you would survive if you left. It is also a good idea to think of a backup plan in case your initial plans don’t work out.

    You do seem pretty responsible. You are thinking of possible consequences and what that future looks like for running away. It may be helpful to think of other ways you can be safe if you are unable to leave home. Maybe get involved in some activities, or places to go where you can be away from home for small periods of time. If you still need our help, our lines are always open.

    Take care,

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    Guest started a topic I just don't know what to do anymore

    I just don't know what to do anymore

    When my mom first got married 4 years ago I was still in middle school. I was upset at first because I was jealous since it had always been just me and my mom. My father and o don't have the best relationship and he doesn't care for me very much. After I got over that it wasn't going to be me and my mom anymore I was kinda hopeful. Maybe my new stepdad would be the father figure I need. But I was so very wrong and it's only gotten worse. First it was just small arguments with my mom which is normal. Then it escalated. He stopped working and started living off my mom. He would steal her car and leave. Still things front the house and sell them. And then he started getting more verbally abusive over the years and breaking things making my mom cry being verbally abusive to me bringing strange men in our house and buying drugs. I don't feel safe at home anymore. My moms won't listen to me when i try to tell her that he needs to leave and go before he hurts us or get us hurt one day. I hate being at home but I truly have nowhere else to go. I'm just 16 I can't leave. I've never had such dark thoughts about a person before. I want him something bad to happen to him and I hate feeling this way I don't want to feel this way. I use to be hall and friendly now im sad . I find it hard to do simple things. I'm constantly filled with anxiety and I just don't know what to do anymore. I want to leave I want to get away from all this. I pray and pray that all this will end but it doesn't seem like my prayers are being heard.
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