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    i am 13 and i hate my parents. they are always putting me down and pressuring me into things like sports, religous activities, and cut off contact with my closest friends/ role models. I live in georgia and i would like to run away to live with my grandparentts but i dont know how to fight my batle or what the law states. can somebody help me.
    Last edited by ccsmod10; 08-08-2018, 09:15 PM.

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    Hi there,

    Thank you for reaching to NRS. We are very sorry to hear that you are in a difficult situation, but we are glad that you are reaching out for help. It takes a lot of courage to seek out help when you need it. You are very brave to do so.

    It sounds like your parents make rules and are very strict, and they may not even realize the impact that it has on you and your mental health. You absolutely deserve to have a life and experience normal teenage life events. While we’re not law experts, we can try to find one in your area, there may be legal ways for you to be able to move in with your grandparents. We’re here to try to brainstorm options with you.

    If you feel like getting out of the house is the best option and you decide to run away, we can explain what usually happens. We’re not legal experts, but from our general knowledge, running away is not illegal. If you runaway, your dad can make a runaway report. The police don't always actively look for you, if they come across you, then they usually bring you home. If you explain to them that home isn't a safe place to be, they don't always return you right away. They're supposed to investigate it first. If you need somewhere to stay, we can also look for runaway shelters in your area as well.

    We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. You are always welcome to call into our 24/7 crisis center, or use our chatting services via our website. However, the chatting service is not open 24/7. So the best way to tell us everything would be to just call into our hotline and talk to one of our trained liners.

    Be safe, 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
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