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    Hi, I am seeking some advice: I was recently visiting my family and my sister told me she was going to move out and move in with her boyfriend and his parents. she said she had been thingking about it for two months. I didn't know what to say but I obviously tried to talk her out of it. She said she hated my mom and went on and on about how horrible she was. As an adult and having been out on my own for a while, I am able to look at the situation objectively and I know that my mom does not treat my sister bad. What my sister perceives as being mean/strict/overbearing is just my mom being a responsible parent. I told my aunt about the situation hoping she would talk to my mom (thought it might make the situation easier if I told her). My aunt did not talk to her in time and tonight my mom had called to say that my sister had moved to the boyfriend's. My mom wnet and brought my sister home, but does not know what to do next. She is worried about another situation being sparked such as my sister attempting to move out again or even worse, a suicide attempt. I want to give my mom some advice, so if anyone has any, pleeeease let me know!

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    Re: Sister ran away, trying to help mom!

    A reply from NRS:


    Thank you for contacting us at NRS. Sounds like the situation you mom is experiencing is a very tough spot to be in. Other than trying to talk your sister out of running away and moving out, did you give her a reality check?

    -Are there going to be rules at the other home she plans on going to?
    -How does she think it'll be if her and her bf don't work out?
    -Is this the best thing you can do (run away from home)? Do you want to work things out at home?

    It also sounds like your sister is experiencing things differently than anyone else is. Does your mom know that she feels the way she does? Do you think the family (your sister and your mom) could benefit from any types of local services to help them sort stuff out?

    Seems like you really care about your family and you want to help them out, what else do you think you can do to let them know they need to work on stuff?

    If you think they are willing an able, one of them can call us at 1800RUNAWAY 24hrs a day and we might be able to offer a few options from out database. You did, however, mention suicide. Here is a suicide hotline that might offer some different resources:

    S.A.F.E. Alternatives at 1800 DONTCUT (1800 366 828

    Thank you for reaching out.
    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
    [email protected] (Crisis Email)
    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

    Tell us what you think about your experience!


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