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  • I'm 14 but I can't live at home anymore

    ive endured a lot of physical and mental abuse from my mom, which I don't want to discuss. I will not contact cps or the police since they have been contacted before and did nothing. My boyfriend was kicked out recently and lives in his car (hes getting an apartment within the next month.) I don't want to live at home anymore. I can't do it. I'm all set with everything except the fact that my mom will call the police. She knows his name and the car he drives. I'm not going into foster care or anything like that. How do I just make her accept this? How do I just make her give up on me?

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    Thanks for reaching out to us. That can be really hard sometimes, but we're glad you came to us, since we're here to help.
    It sounds like you're definitely in a really hard situation and hard to imagine just how it feels for you. No one ever deserves to be abused, not ever, no matter what you've one. You mentioned not wanting to report the abuse, but you always have that option, even though you mentioned it didn't work out well before. We are here 24/7 if you ever want to call us and we can help with that at 1.800.786.2929.
    In terms of running away, your mom would have the right to call the police and have you returned. Keep in mind we aren't legal experts, but one of the options you have like we said is to report it to CPS, so that an investigation can be done. We know you said you didn't want to do this, but you can never guarantee how that will turn out, but it could put you in a safer place but trying agai. You could always stay with an adult and have them report the abuse too, and where you are, and it might mean you could stay there for a while and be safe.
    There may be some options too in just trying to get through more to your mom. Trying to have another conversation with her about how you're feeling could be good. If you have other adults or family, that could be an option too in terms of them talking to your mom. We have an excellent service we provide too where we have conference calling where we could talk to both you and your mom and we could help mediate and faciliate the discussion.
    Sometimes other things can really help take your mind off things, like getting involved in sports or hobbies, and even listening to music. You didn't mention whether another parent is around, but wondering if that could be an option too.
    Hopefully we've provided some good info. Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can help anymore. Remember we're here 24/7! Best of luck!
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