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    I'm in high school and I have wanted to leave my moms house before but I got so scared when I was younger of my mom that I never went through with it. My parent got a divorce when I was 7 months old and ever since she has controlled my life and molded me the way she wanted me. But now that I'm old enough to see that and smart enough to think for myself she has tightened her grip on my life. All I want to do is get away because I don't feel like this is a safe place mentally for me to be in. I have exact number of times a week I am allowed to do something, like one sporting event a week or one night over at a friends every two weeks. I can't understand why she does this and why she is making a big deal of my wanting a car,she says if I get one and my dad helps it can't come here. She does not let me go to my dads most of the time even when my dad will switch days with her to make it fair. My mom also told me that she will only help me with college if my major and place of schooling is ok by her. I am scared of my mom because she is someone who can ruin my life, but I do love her so I don't want to hurt her but she has already hurt me emotionally. Help me please...

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    re: Controlling

    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us here at NRS. You seem to be fed up with the amount of rules that your mom has in place for you. You mentioned that you want to get away, but are afraid because your mom could ruin your life. We understand that this must be a stressful time for you, however we do want to let you know that we don't help youth to run away.

    It seems like you want a bit more freedom than what your mom is giving you, even though you do get to have some time away from home. In general, if you leave without permission that could cause problems for you in a number of ways. You may want to consider how you would survive on your own, since you would be trying to take care of yourself at that point. As a runaway, there is a chance that the police could take you back. Your mom does have a right to file a runaway report with the police.

    Maybe you could consider ways to cope with your situation if you are unable to leave home? If you need help to figure out what you could do, you can contact us via chat or calling us. We are here 24/7.

    Take care,
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