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    i need a break from my family and home life. it sucks. they are constantly mad at me for the smallest things, and i hate being at home. so i am running away. i already know where i can stay and everything, but i need some advice on what to say when they try to bring me back, which they will, because they are so overprotective. or advice on what to say to convince them to let me come back on my own. any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: need a break

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting us and sharing your story. You’re right, it does sound like your family is overprotective. Sounds like you don’t like the way they deal with things. It’s tough when parents try to set rules for particular reasons but they don’t check in and see how that is for youth (just like your situation).

    When you say you need a break that sounds like you need a bit of time away from home to cool off and not get frustrated. Do they know that you need some time away from home? How would they feel if you told them that? If you say they are overprotective, do you think they’d be concerned about your stress from everything going on at home? Seems like they might be willing to talk about options/compromises before you’d run from home.

    But you also talked about what to say/do when they find you or return you back home. You seem to be convinced that they will find you no matter what. If that’s true, seems like they might eventually want to know why you decided to do what you did. Might it help to tell them beforehand that you cannot be at home while all this stuff is happening?

    Are there other folks that you trust and can talk to? Anyone you can rely on for support like a friend or a family member before you run away?

    If you feel like you need to talk more or need more resources concerning your issue, please give us a call at our 24hour hotline, 1800-RUNAWAY. We are anonymous and confidential.

    Best of luck,
    NRS
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