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    Im 17 almost 18 in 1 month I have a job that i acquired by my self, i have a GED and currently don't want to be around my parents. I want to move forward and in order to do that i want to leave my house but im wondering about what can happen. I live in Illinois, my parents do know where i work so would i have to quit my job so police don't come and get me that would also be embarassing!! i just want to get out already and can't wait the 29 days because its just getting to that point. My mom will call police on me, I have record of running away at 15 i have a past felony but i am now off probation.

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    RE: 1 month from 18 Runaway In illinois


    Thanks for reaching out to us today. It seems like you're having a hard time getting along with your parents, which can be really frustrating while living at home. It's great that you have a job and your GED and want to move forward with your life. So let’s see how we can help you out tonight.

    There may be some things to consider though before running away. Because you are a minor, there may be some legal issues with running away. As you said, your mom would most likely call the police on you and you would be taken back home. Now that you're off of probation, have you considered consequences that could happen if you ran away again before turning 18? There is the potential issue that you could get another felony and put back on probation. It's just something to think about before actually running away.

    Have you thought of a plan for yourself if you did run away? You mentioned you would have to quit your job if you went through with this plan- is there a way you would be able to support yourself and stay safe? You turn 18 in one month, and sometimes this can seem unmanageable when not getting along with parents.

    Have you considered different options that will help you focus on other things and stay out of the house, without necessarily running away? Sometimes joining a school sport or other activity can take up time and keep you out of the house where you won't have to be around your parents. Here at National Runaway Safeline, we also can offer conference calls between parents and you if you feel like you need some extra support talking with them. We can possibly look at ways to compromise and make this last month being 17 as easy as possible for you.

    We are a 24/7 service so you can call us anytime at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929); we are always willing to listen and help in any way possible. If you feel more comfortable talking through the computer, we have a chat service from 4:30-11:30 p.m. central time. Thanks again for your question today.

    Best of luck to you,

    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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