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    I'm currently a junior in high school and lately its just been really hard for me to keep up with all my parents' nagging. I feel that I can take care of myself and do things perfectly fine without them so ... gosh i don't know... hovering? over me. They watch me 24/7 like I'm some kind of... thing. My parents are like the most strict parents on the face of the earth. Nothing is mine in this house. Even my "phone". They won't even let me use/ have it over weekends, or at night. They never trust me. They tell me to show them that I am capable of controlling myself, and I do. I do everything right for weeks and one little mistake like, not doing the dishes? boom. No more phone. They go through my phone, my messages, social media... Everything. They CONSTANTlY compare me to other people and expect so much out of me. They complain about every little thing. Today, I've been working my butt off doing my project and took like a ten minute break. What my parents see, is just me fooling around with my phone. Result? My dad threw my phone against the wall and told me that I'm grounded. WHAT. Group projects deal with collaboration. Collaboration? Please my parents say I need to be able to do that whole thing by myself. Hanging out with friends? HAH. "What have you done this week to think that you can go out?" They won't even let me text my friends. This whole summer, I've been out of contact with them. My parents feel that if I have time to be "fooling around", I should be studying. Study study study. That's all I'm worth around here. Sorry im going everywhere but they don't trust me to the point where they watch me doing my homework. A junior. In high school. When I'm done they tell me to do it again because it didn't look like I was concentrating. Like, I want to be able to please them, but they expect so much out of me that it's driving me crazy. I have no idea what to do and I have no confidence for this year with all this pressure. I feel like I am living two different lives. Everyone at school thinks im fine but when i get home, its just so much stress. Please help. Like I wish moving out was easy but I have no money, and my grandparents, aunts and uncles live out of state.

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    Reply: I want to move out but i have no idea where to go.

    Thanks for contacting the National Runaway Safeline.

    It sounds like the two of you have been going through a very stressful situation at home.

    We understand that sometimes situations can get out of control and it makes it uncomfortable to live under those conditions.
    Having your parents monitoring your every move sounds like a most frustrating situation.
    Sometimes when communication isn’t good and things become overwhelming, looking to outside resources might be an option to explore.

    Perhaps you might consider looking into counseling services.
    If you have a counselor at your school perhaps you might consider talking with them.
    Having a support base can be most helpful when going through tough times.

    We would be glad to hear more about your situation and explore some options with you.
    Give NRS a call at 1-800-Runaway (786-2929).
    You can also live chat with NRS at

    We hope posting has helped you to vent and relieve some of the emotions you have been feeling about everything.
    You did a great job.
    We look forward to hearing from you on the lines.

    Take Care,
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