I Have Ran Away From Home

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    The most question I most often get is 'Why

    didn't you just stay gone? Why keep going back to get beat?' No one ever seems to understand that unlike most runaways I wasn't hardened by years of abuse and terror,had very little idea of how I should carry myself or how to survive long term,and was lacking nothing materially...
    Kairoh91 Kairoh91
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 5, 2016

    i am now 18, me and my girlfriend ran from home

    at the age of 17, and she was 16, we was both fed up and done with our parents not letting us see eachother, so therefore we took off, spunt the whole weekend together, then on sunday night my car breaks down an we have to stay in a motel sunday night, them comes monday morning...
    willtheonly123 willtheonly123
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 20, 2014

    To Find..

    So at the time, I was 6 years old and we were living with my grandma. I got two older brothers. One day after school, my middle brother decided he couldnt take it anymore and was going to run away. Him being the only one that was ever around, if rarely, I decided I'd go with him...
    Dyrnwyn Dyrnwyn
    31-35, M
    Feb 18, 2012

    The evening my mother died I ran away

    for the first time. I had just turned 12. Given the choice of going into the home with my distraught irrational and ranting father who would most certainly hit the bottle or avoiding completely the terror filled night that awaited me, I ran.Already at the hospital, as soon as we...
    Kairoh91 Kairoh91
    26-30, M
    Jan 5, 2016

    This might sound crazy,

    because obviously my father didn't just pick up a bottle or find heroin spontaneously when my mother passed away, but life before that wasn't bad at all and aside from a few nights spent barricaded in the bedroom with my mother and siblings,there wasn't much reason to be afraid...
    Kairoh91 Kairoh91
    26-30, M
    Jan 5, 2016

    I ran away from home during school.

    I literally went from Largo, MD to Bethesda then silver spring just to find a homeless shelter. On top of that when i found the place i got scared and ran back home.
    DeadlyArsenic DeadlyArsenic
    22-25, F
    Jan 6, 2016

    This Was Wrote A Few Weeks After Running Away...

    The most important thing in life is to be yourself and be true to who you are. Without your identity, your lost. As if the ground beneath your feet is about to cave-in, you imagine yourself being sucked into a black hole. Their is nothing. No light. No sound. Only the...
    Midnight99 Midnight99
    22-25, M
    Aug 23, 2013
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