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    hi I’m 16 years old and I don’t know what to do. I live with my dad and my step mom and my step siblings. I’ve ran away 4 times because I don’t feel safe at my house. Most of the time my dad is at work and my step mom is the one at the house. When I was little me and my step mom has a good relationship but as I got older things changed she would punish me in many ways that would hurt me living me marks and brushed. Or she would make me run outside with no shoes or make me stand in a corner with my hands up caring heavy books for more than an hour and yes my dad would know about this but he was ok with it.This past year she had made me feel so worthless telling me I’m ugly that my emotions don’t matter that my grandparents and my mom don’t love me to get that stuck in my head. I wanna leave with my uncles just not be here we’re I’m unhappy all I do is work and come back home I can’t go out I don’t want teenagers my age do I feel trapped I’m just to scared to speak up because the 4 times I ran away there hasn’t been a change I go back here to my dads house and things just get worse

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    Thank you for reaching out to NRS. I’m sorry to hear about your home situation. That is abuse, and it absolutely makes sense that you want to leave. You’re not worthless or ugly, and your emotions matter very much. It’s good to hear that you have family, like your uncles that might be able to support and help you. We’re here for you, and we can help you figure out a plan to help keep you safe and improve your situation if you would like to talk to us. Our ability to respond over the forums is limited, so if you would like to contact us further, please call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or live chat with us at our website, We are available 24/7 if you want to talk and figure out what to do.
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