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I Have Thought About Running Away Before

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    I Need Someone To Talk To

    I'm struggling on a decision of running away from home or staying and being miserable. I know it's a choice to be miserable or happy but I don't think I can take this anymore.
    19Justin96 19Justin96 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    I've Done It Before...

    I can't say that I'm proud of myself, yet I am. When I was nineteen, I left home to be with my ex. The situation at home wasn't pretty, and I felt unwanted, unloved, and unappreciated to boot. I thought I was doing myself a favor, but I soon found myself in a worse situation - my...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    Runaway/Adventure 2014

    Now, I've taken a new approach. We are going to be running away together, as a group. Details will be discussed later. Now, what will happen is that we'll arrange to meet up (I live in Texas) and then we'll be heading to Cali for a little bit, okay? We don't HAVE to meet in...
    Eichan Eichan 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    Recently my parents have been very horrible to

    me. Last Thursday in new years my dad said to me that he is sick of me, that he hates me, that i look gay, and he punched me in the face 3 times. My mom always stands up to him so she is no help. They even took down my bedroom door saying i wont have privacy in this house. I...
    dsilva10 dsilva10 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I want to run away but I want a group of people

    to go with. At the moment I don't have really anywhere to go, but I feel that in a group it would be better because we could all stick together. I live in England, South west.
    BlueMoon797 BlueMoon797 16-17, F 4 Responses May 31, 2014

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    Ive Done It

    ever since i was 5 actually i thought about it because my mother and father (he died when i was 5)were very abusive towards me and only me out of me and Eric and when i was 12 i actually attempted to but my brother found me and convinced me to come back home then when i was 14 i...
    fightingvoicesinmyhead fightingvoicesinmyhead 18-21, F May 13, 2011

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    Looking For People In Florida, Who Want To Runaway To Alaska

    I'm looking for 16-18 year old people to runaway with me to Alaska, you need at least $1000 start up cash to buy a train ticket and to get supplies and food. You need to be ready for intense physical labor, and by labor, I mean biking and hiking several miles. If you would so...
    Pubathedog Pubathedog 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    Still Here.

    As a kid, I used to pack up this tiny pink suitcase. I filled it with my favorite clothes and toys, and I would push it out onto the roof when my mom and dad were fighting. I used to sit up there with that suitcase, dreaming about where I could run off to. Sometimes I would...
    OblitusAuri OblitusAuri 22-25, F 4 Responses May 14, 2010

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    Ran Away

    I never did run away, but sometimes i didn't go home when i was suppose to, and they might have thought i ran away. I would always think about it, but really where would i have gone? I was just a child. I thought about walking 15 miles through two cities to to get to my dads...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 105 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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    things that can make you happier,

    theirs lots of things to do out there. But don't do drugs! Haha even though that can probably make you happy! But just don't! I bless everyone to have happier lives, and to be much creative! We need all kinds of people in this world!
    RianaVela RianaVela 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2014

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    Well This Is About It.

    i was 6 or 7 at the time. I felt like running away because my older brother liked to beat me. Physically I don't really feel much anymore. But my emotions are all over. He likes/liked to verbally abuse me also. I told my parents but they yelled at me and told me to stop lying. I...
    HayleyGrace14 HayleyGrace14 13-15, F 1 Response May 26, 2013

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    I Wanted To, But I Never Did...

    I never actually ran away, but I got kicked out of the house with my sisters before. We were going to go to our friend's house, but my mom told us to come back in the house. i knew she didn't want us back and I'm starting to wish that i had run away. My parents treat me like a...
    xxstRuggLe4mExx xxstRuggLe4mExx 13-15, F May 5, 2011

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    I can't get it off my mind I just want to pack

    up and go, I just want to disappear nobody would care anyway my parents would be find after awhile and my friends would get over it to I dunno
    NerdForLife NerdForLife 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    Almost constantly ! Seems

    as if I can never quite settle down . I am always so restless , always aching for some new adventure . I am also commitment phobe in a way I am starting to think ?? My good friends & I call it my running shoes . I have them permanently on . Serious relationships seem to trigger...
    BornOnDaBayou337 BornOnDaBayou337 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2014

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    I Have Thought About Running Away Before

    Its true, i was the older 1 of the brothers and i kept on taking all the responsibilities, but no.... my younger brother didnt take responsibilities, only attention, help and pretty much anything he wanted! My father beat me up when i did something wrong but him... he smiled at...
    123hey321 123hey321 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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    Still Do Everyday

    I am 17 and Cant wait till I turn eighteen and can leave my house. I've been counting down since I was 14. Every birthday I eould be like 4 years left, thank god 3 years left, only 2 years left =] Now its only 9 months!!! Eeeeekkkkkkk Cant waait...
    ClinicalExtacsy ClinicalExtacsy 18-21, T 1 Response May 12, 2010

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    Five?

    I guess I was five...Mom hadn't got sick yet, but we were in the Nebraska house. So yeah.I was five when I first carefully wrote a letter saying that I was going to leave.  Looking back, I was trying to escape the neglect, both physical and emotional.  Even that young I didn't...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Jun 30, 2012

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    Escape From This Feelings

    When I was still in elementary I used to keep on thinking about running-away-from-home-strategy because I felt like all my family could see was my mistakes and as a kid I took it very seriously.. I was probably overreacting but that was how I felt at that time.. But as I enter...
    marjan29 marjan29 18-21, F Jun 3, 2013

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    I am planning on posting all about my running away? All the planning? The whole road trip? The actual starting somewhere new. Everything
    brieeutiful brieeutiful 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ive been a fan of this musician for over 36 years. I guess I can say, without doubt that I have his music running through my veins :) 
    Hypnotia Hypnotia 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Any one wanna join me!!!!!!
    Loveislove12 Loveislove12 16-17, T 5 Responses Mar 1

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    And I'm so freaking excited and happy!!!!!! XD
    AleaAndLexi AleaAndLexi 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I'm tired of it. Every single time something goes wrong I lock myself up and cry.
    Casualdeviant Casualdeviant 18-21 2 Responses Mar 11

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    Less than two weeks until I depart to Pennsylvania, anybody want to come?
    stargirl498 stargirl498 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    The most beautiful music from an unusual name for a groupTwo Steps From Hell .. Has such beautiful music clips
    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    and I will be at the firing range later on
    marinerob marinerob 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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    babysitting my friend's daughter and I just remembered something.. little kids freak me out (like between the ages of 1-5)
    keke8714127 keke8714127 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Hey I'm 16 and live on the east coast. I'm planning on running away to either the west coast or possible travel Europe. I've been planning for a while and I have money saved up and...
    needtotravel needtotravel 13-15, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Before I say what my dream was, I just wonder: how many other people have never had a dirty dream? Or is it also normal to not get them? This dream wasn't that weird, but I want...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I can see you running... In slow motion towards me.... It's just an illusion.... Nooooo you're running away... come back!!!!!
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    "Fall For You" The best thing about tonight's that we're not fighting Could it be that we have been this way before I know you don't think that I am trying I know you're...
    LanaKane LanaKane 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    In USA, everybody knows 9/11. Here in Japan, it is 3/11. The great earthquake (M9.1) that struck north 4 years ago. 18,500 people perished by the earthquake and the tsunami. Today...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    Everyone at school talks about grand parents. My grandma made these cookies my grandpa took me here... And I am over here like, never met one of my grandpas. The one on my mothers...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F Mar 11

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    March 9, 2015 The next person that tells me to be positive is going to get punched in the throat. Don't tell me how to deal with this if you've never been through it. I'm being...
    ncbarr ncbarr 31-35, F Mar 11

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    March 21, 2015 The dream I had last night was far too accurate a metaphor for my life than I'm comfortable dealing with. It was long and drawn out, with many different twists and...
    ncbarr ncbarr 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    *This is going to be a long post, so please bear with me, thanks :-) So, I have had a bit of a dilemma the last few months and would like some advice. I have had this friend, a...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    The more I learn about human nature, the more I despair and lament. Adaption from indoctrination is the only option. But, that is a hard thing, indeed. It's always better to know...
    Thanatos24 Thanatos24 22-25, M Feb 28

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    Am I to old to have dreams of running away still? Of leaving everyone I know here behind? After 11 years of being away I came back to this place, hoping things would be better...
    Blessedbyfae Blessedbyfae 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am a friendly person. I am social. I trust people easily. I don't know how to not trust people right away. I am very caring. I also am very forgiving and give people chances. I...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    1. my cancer sign says i'm sentimental 2. my name in greek means moonlight 3. i want to work in architectural design 4. i love high fashion 5. i love any kind of fashion 6. i buy...
    400luxbux 400luxbux 16-17, F Mar 7

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    I had a strange dream. All I remember now, was that I was running. Eventually, I caught up with Victoria. A girl who I used to hang out with. We were talking about some car or...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M Mar 9

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    I'm at a point in my life where running away and starting a fresh new life seems promising. I have nothing going for me that's exciting. I'm drowning in debt, and have bill...
    NaturalPaganWitch NaturalPaganWitch 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    April 1st, april first it all ends, the silence and this neverending nightmare will finally reach its end... if anyone wants to join me in running away feel free im in california...
    nightmarehorizons nightmarehorizons 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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