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  • I'm 14 and I don't want to live with my family but I want to go to a friends house

    I'm 14 and have been dealing with a lot of stress from mostly my Dad. He was in a bad accident and had a severe concussion and just has never been the same. he constantly tells me that I'm a prissy, stuck-up, brat. I've cried a lot because of him and I am scared of him. When I try to not be around him and tell him that I don't want to talk to him he screams at me. Just today he made me apologize to him and when i said sorry i shook my head a little bit and he asked me rudely why I did that and asked me if I was having a tremor (I don't have tourette's). I then ask him why he is making fun of people with that disease and he proceeds to start shaking like it's a joke. He always makes me apologize and and only apologizes to me when my mom tells him to. I've tried talking to him, and so has my mom, about being more respectful to me multiple times and he says he will but its only gotten worse. I want to stay at the school I'm at and I don't want to leave my friends, but I need to leave this house. All my friends say that they wish they had my family and that my life is so great but it's not that great. I just want to leave and I have no idea what to do.

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    Thank you for writing to us here at the National Runaway Safeline.

    We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. We would like to be of assistance to you if we can. It is times like these that would be nice to have a listening ear. It is also important that you remember to exercise self- care. You showed some by reaching out to NRS. Good for you. What you have been experiencing from your father sounds very sad and very, very unfair. You do not deserve to be treated this. It’s not your fault that he behaves this way. Behavior like his sounds emotionally abusive. Your feelings are important and they matter.
    You are deserving as anyone that wants to be happy. It sounds as though mom is supportive and is someone perhaps you can talk with.

    We want you to know that we are also here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat so that we might learn a little more about your situation and how we might assist you. 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.

    Take care,
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