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    My whole life, my mom has mentally/emotionally abused me. Every day, she makes me feel worse about myself and is just mean. She’s the only person that makes me feel suicidal. It’s hard to prove that a person is mentally abusive, and I think this is the first step I need to take, but I don’t know how. I do have a therapist and I plan to talk to her about it at my next visit. I’ve always wanted to run away. I’ve been counting down the days until I graduate so I can leave, but I still have 2 years left. If I did run away, I don’t know how I could finish school. I know my parents wouldn’t let me get emancipated, but if I did run away, I have 2 friends that already told me I could stay with them, and my boyfriend said the same. I’m very sure my mom is actually crazy. And every day it gets harder to stay at home. I would rather get emancipated because I’m not sure how to run away without the cops forcing me back. How could I finish my education? Is there i way I can move out without parental consent ?

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    First off let me start by saying that it is very brave of you to reach out for help and support, we know that can sometimes feel like the most difficult part. No one deserves to be made to feel unwanted and abuse can absolutely take on many forms. It seems like you are already exploring what your options are and you are trying to obtaining more support and resources. It’s good that you have someone to talk to about what is going on in your life. A therapist can be a great person to explain your situation to and to discuss difficult topics. You mentioned feeling suicidal, so I would like to provide a phone number to the national suicide prevention line 1800-273-8255 and again mental and emotional abuse is still abuse. This is the child abuse hotline number 1-800-422-4453. Please know that we are here 24/7 and are able to offer support via chat or over the phone. Take care.
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