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    Guest started a topic I changed my mind about running away, but...

    I changed my mind about running away, but...

    Note: Sorry for the format, I just find it easier for me to read at such a late time. (Late as I make this post.)

    Here is what I have to deal with.

    Parents who want me to have perfect grades, extremely isolated, expecting me to be happy and kind when I face arguing, rejection, and manipulation every day.
    Just do your routine like a nice little robot.


    Of course, while I won't list any disorders specifically, I have a lot of mental problems I'm aware of.
    The most obvious symptoms are extreme social anxiety and panic attacks, the former being caused by years of isolation.

    Well, I guess I don't need to explain much to show I'm suffering, don't I.
    Let's skip ahead a little.

    On my birthday, I was threatened by my mom. Her voice went low and guttural, something my dad also does at his breaking point.
    Yet, in this case, I never expected her to be the anger-driven animal.
    I was afraid, suddenly, going into fight-or-flight. Almost had a panic attack.
    The only "Reassurance" was my dad coming up to me, while my face was twitching on its own, and whispering "Happy Birthday" to me, touching me.
    It wasn't sexual. But, it felt perverse. I hated it. I hate it all, but I control myself.

    I decided to run away. This would be the second time I'd begun planning.

    I had my first chat, to help continue this plan. Instead, I ended up changing my mind.

    Other than the long process if I ever got caught, This week is so busy, in fact, it would be March where I'd be most free.
    Of course, I could always run and ruin their plans. Yet still I feel I should go for a more peaceful approach.

    Here are my difficulties.

    1. My parents, shown in their behavior and family history, are not normal parents. They both have anger issues and are extremely hard to persuade. My dad thinks all mentally-ill people are insane or faking. He is impossible to talk to on serious matters, showing many signs of a sociopath. I managed to persuade my mom to make me see a therapist. For this I have to wait 6 months as our doctor left for some reason.

    2. Since they tend to "break" when their orders are not followed, I can only fear what would happen if they knew I escaped, caught, and saw them face to face once again. Or if the process takes a long time, I'd be trapped.

    3. I have no one to turn to, except a possible friend after I'm free on March. I don't have close friends, We have to look for another church, and all relatives are either too far away or mentally unstable or my parents don't trust them and avoid them like the plague.

    I want to leave my parents. Be adopted. I don't even care if the next pair turn up abusive, I'll just do it again.

    I know I have potential, I have good grades like they wanted, I want to make friends, be loved, and love with a true love. But I can feel myself slip away even after so many years of taking this.

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