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    Ever since I've been a little girl my mother has constantly made my life complicated. I have considered running away at least five times before this(yes, I keep track on paper)and this is the last straw. I don't want to live with my mother, her new husband and my less than caring brothers. I'm fed up.
    My mother is always picking fights with me, like if I'm too tired to get up and go on the trampoline to exercise, she tells me I am going to get fat. On the way to cheer once, she started bickering about my "attitude" and how she doesn't want me in her life and wants to send me to live with my ill-mannered grandmother in OH. She even said she wouldn't pay for my food or anything, she no longer cared about my well being. Once her temper got too high, and she shoved my face into the corner of the wall. Just the other day, I wanted to buy something and she got angry when I was dissapointed...who wouldn't be? What was I supposed to do, smile happily? Anyways, she has a purse that costs more than 1k and yet I'm not allowed to get a cheap little jacket? I called my friend to tell her that my mom was overreacting, and my friend went to my brother's track practice with her big mouth and told my older brother what I told her. He told my mom in the car, and my mom came home outraged. She made me stay in my room, called me horrible more than once, and said all my kids would be horrible too. Then, she doesn't even bother to talk to me for DAYS...doesn't even call me down to get food. I starved myself for days because I wanted her attention and I was sad that she cared more about the cat then she did about me.
    A while ago, I asked her outside why she was neglecting me, and she laughed for a while, so I just went back inside. I'm done. The thing is though I have a dog and I can't leave them here with people that don't care for them...and none of my friends are really friends, if you know what I mean. Please help!

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    Re: I Have Already Started Packing...

    Thank you for posting a bulletin and we are glad that you reached out to us during this difficult time. It sounds like home has been hard on you to the point that you considered running away. We are sorry to hear how your mom has been treating you. It is understandable that you would feel hurt by your friend betraying your trust by talking your brother. It sounds like you have thought about who would care for your dog. Here are some other things to think about before leaving:

    • What else can I do to improve my home situation before I leave?
    • What would make me stay at home?
    • How will I survive?
    • Is running away safe?
    • Who can I count on to help me?
    • Am I being realistic?
    • Have I given this enough thought?
    • What are my other options?
    • If I end up in trouble, who will I call?
    • When I return home, what will happen?

    Everyone has the right to feel safe at home and it sounds like home hasn’t felt that way for you. There are services that can ensure that home is safe for you. One of them is Child Protective Services. The purpose of CPS is to identify, treat, and reduce child abuse and or neglect, as well as to ensure that reasonable efforts are made to protect and maintain children in their own homes. You can make a report with CPS of any abuse and/or neglect. The calls can be made anonymous, so that your confidentiality is maintained. Also anyone that has witness or knows of the abuse can also make a report on your behalf. CPS will take the information and determine what their next step will be. You can ask them also what they will do next. The more information you can provide to CPS will help to build her case. You can contact Child Help USA at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453) or you can view their website: http://www.childhelp.org/ for more information. If you feel like you’re in immediate danger, then you should call 911.

    Another service that is outside of the police and CPS is called Justice for the Children. It is a national child advocacy organization to help youth when there might be inadequate and/or failure to protect a child from abuse or neglect. They can be reached at 1-800-733-0059 or you can view their website at: http://www.justiceforchildren.org .

    We are a 24/7 non-judging, anonymous and confidential crisis line. We can help process through situation, discuss option in more detail, provide local resources/referrals and help in making conference calls to other services or agencies. We want you to feel safe in contacting us if you would like to talk more about her situation or anything else you want to talk about. However, we do let our callers know that if we get identifying information (age, city, state, address, phone number and name (s) of alleged abuser (s)), then we would be mandated to report abuse. Other mandated report, which means the following people/agencies by law would have to report any or alleged abuse/neglect: Social Services, teachers, counselors, doctors. We do not determine what is or is not abuse though. We are here for support and to be a listening ear if you want to call. Our number is 1-800RUNAWAY (786-2929). You are welcome to call at any time and we look forward in hear from you. We wish you the best and want you to be safe!

    Take care,
    ~NRS
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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      Re: I Have Already Started Packing...

      run away then. nothing more to do huh? my life sucks but yea i know how it feels to be laughed at when you attempted to talk to her about her "neglecting you" so already packed? well you have little else to do. the dogs are animals not people they have the choice to run away too.

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        Re: I Have Already Started Packing...

        Thank you for responding to the posting. It sounds like you can relate to their situation and how it feels when someone laughs at another person when they are attempting to discuss something serious like neglect. We are a nonjudgmental crisis line and we don’t tell people what to do or what not to do. You are welcome to call us here at 1800RUNAWAY (786-2929) to discuss in more detail about your situation. We wish you the best!

        Take care,
        NRS
        Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

        National Runaway Safeline
        [email protected] (Crisis Email)
        1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

        Tell us what you think about your experience!
        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

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