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    I asked my dad wayyy earlier to get my sister a mcchicken sandwhich and he sed maybe.
    later, he called my aunt [i was downstairs on the computer. i had told my aunt sandy he gave me five minutes on it, although he didnt. im stupid, i know] and told her [on her answering machine] that he was going to get "the kids" chicken sandwhiches and then he'd be home.
    when he got home i asked him if he got us the food and he sed the line at chick-fil-a was too long so he didnt. and i said "dad, i said mcchicken sandwhiches. from mcdonalds." and he immediately started SCREAMING at me about how i'm an ungrateful kid and how i didnt say that and that i'm disrespectful, and that I need to stop hanging around my boyfriend [which had nothing to do with anything]
    and then before he left he told my sister to have me call him, so i did, and he said "You lied to your aunt, i didnt say you could get on the computer since you're so willing to lie to get what you want, i'm getting you on birth control. i'm done, i dont care, i'm sick of worrying about you messing around. you're getting on it so then i dont have to worry any more."

    If I ask to do a job for money, the say that I want something.

    If I don't go anywhere during the week so I can do something on the weekend, when I ask to do something they say that I'm ALWAYSSSS running.

    My mum's always telling me that I never do anything, I'm just a couch potato. But I clean our entire upstairs every saturday, I do the dishes, like, 5 times a day! She's alwyas like "do a job" but then never gives me one and then I get into trouble because I didn't do one.

    My mum never wants to listen to me. I start talking, and two minutes later she's like "you're stressing me out, go away." And When I asked to talk to her about something realyyyy serious once, she sighed really heavily and said "Do you need to talk to me now?" and I said "Yes. It's important." And she said "you dont know what is important."

    I went into my room to get my game boy once so I wouldnt argue with her and she was like "now you're going to hide in your room." And I said "I'm getting my game boy. I'll be right back." and she started yelling at me! She said "See?! You're always arguing! "

    I reallyyyy want to run away, and I have four really good places where I can go.
    But I'm seriously scared of what my mum would do. Her mum, my grandma, apparantely was crazy, and that's why she [my mum] always yells at me. I'm very scared of what she'd do and what the police would do.

    What should I do?

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    Re: I really want to runaway

    Thank you for sharing your situation with us here at the National Runaway Switchboard. We are sorry to hear that you are having such a difficult time with your parents. It sounds like you’ve got a lot going on and have frequent disagreements with both your dad and mum.

    It also sounds like you were really bothered by the Mc Chicken Sandwich incident that happened today. From what you said, it seems like it may have been about more than just a sandwich. You also mention a boyfriend and your dad telling you that you need to get on birth control. What are you feelings on that? If you would like more information on birth control, there is a website,, which offers a variety of information for youth by youth.

    You also talked about how you don’t feel as though your mum thinks you do anything around the house. How do you think you could show her that you do help? Would making a chart of different chores and then crossing off the ones you do be an option to visually show her what you have done? Like the incident with your dad, it sounds like the arguing with your mum goes deeper than just house work. You say that you don’t feel like she wants to listen to you. What would make you feel like she is listening? Sometimes people find it helpful to talk out disagreements. What are some ways that you think you can improve your relationship with your parents?

    As far as running away, generally speaking running away isn’t considered illegal. Harboring or helping a runaway can be considered illegal though. However, we are not sure exactly where you are located and sometimes consequences can vary depending on the area. You mention having 4 places to go. If you left and went to either one of those, what do you think your parents would do? Parents generally have a right to call the police if their minor runs away. What the police do from there can again depend on the area. If no other illegal activity has occurred, even if the police find a runaway youth, they usually will just send them back home.

    We aren’t here to tell anyone what to do, but if you would like to continue talking about your situation and coming up with options you are welcome to call our toll free number at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We are anonymous and confidential and are available 24/7. We hope that things get better for you and wish you the best of luck.

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