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16 year old in Washington wanting to move out

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    Hi there. I’m 16 and do not have the best home situation. My step dad is emotionally abuse to my mother and is extremely manipulative and is an all around true narcissist. The only reason we’re living with him is because of money issues, as my mom is too chronically ill to have a job, so we wouldn’t be able to afford a house and would most likely be homeless. We’ve looked into low income housing but the ones in our area have a minimum wait list of four years. Recently I’ve come to realize how terrible my other friends parents are as well... it was always our plan to move out together as soon as we graduate, but two years just doesn’t seem soon enough. I’m trying to get a job at the moment but am not financially stable enough to get emancipated. My home life is too overwhelming to function, I can’t even stand being in the same room with one of my parents... Everything feels so negative and toxic. I can’t stop crying about this. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions on what I could do?

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    Reply: 16 year old in Washington wanting to move out

    Thanks for contacting the National Runaway Safeline.

    We appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on.
    Some situations can be disappointing and even upsetting thus making things uncertain about what to do or where to turn. It can be tough trying to sort out your own feelings let alone trying to carry the burden of others.
    We understand and we want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.

    If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon. NRS is here to listen and here to help.
    We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance.

    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or
    Again tell us what it is you would like us to help you with and we will be happy to explore some options with you.

    Your safety and well-being is important. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255);

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