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    My 15 year old has runaway a couple of times now. This time she has been gone about 3 months. She promised me that she would be home to stay at the end of May. I fell for it. She came home, used me for my food shower money etc, and took off again. I have a 14 year old as well, and am so afraid that she will start doing the same thing. I have to draw a line and can't allow this anymore so I am going to tell her that I love her, that we need to pick a day to meet once a week so I know she is alive and ok but that unless she is coming home to stay she can't be there. I'm afraid that she will cut me off completely, but I also know that she knows that. She knows my weaknesses and is manipulating and taking advantage of me now. Any suggestions or thoughts?

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    Hi there,
    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon.
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