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I Have Thought About Running Away Before

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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 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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    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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    imissdnce imissdnce 31-35, F Jun 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    1. Im in middle school 2. I can program video games 3. I had a brain surgery 4. I have ADHD Predominately impulsive 5. I used to have epilepsy (that was before my brain surgery...
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    There is this girl at school who I met just before We started at secondary school about a month before. I met her at my football awards because her boyfriend played in my team…I...
    EdBecks EdBecks 18-21, T 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    It doesn't feel like running away. Just feels like you're doing something about it, even if it won't actually help the problem. I don't think when I run. My mind goes blank and...
    DulcetTones DulcetTones 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    There's just something so beautiful and amazing about running. The feeling I get when my feet are pounding against the sidewalk/pavement is indescribable. It's like I'm lost in my...
    ThatOneGemini ThatOneGemini 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    NOTE: I already wrote this and posted it a while ago but I wanted to edit it, and EP's edit feature is bunk right now, so I deleted and posted againOk, y'all ready for another rant...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I finally feel so much better now that he's long gone. He was my family doctor, I prayed that he would see one of my worlds, and he did.....but when he did he condemned me for it...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I went to a biker festival called mountain fest about hour away. I decided to camp their for the 4 day event. While I was camping their on Friday ran into a nice couple and their...
    johnjoe4824 johnjoe4824 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    sometimes society makes me itch in my skin. any adults 21+ wanna run away with me and go primal? I'm about to. I' m tryna build a pack.
    Earthdaughter Earthdaughter 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I had a dream today, it only happens when I oversleep. It's like I'm completely recharged so now I have the capacity to remember and play out this dream. I was walking to work...
    Sunshinemms Sunshinemms 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Okay so one part if my dream I was chasing my dead dog who was running away. I wanted to catch her so bad and I did the first time after running after her for a few blocks. The...
    MaryAlias MaryAlias 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am not new to ep but this time around I'm going to screen you before I accept you as a friend. I have been burned and it won't happen again.
    tippy11 tippy11 51-55, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sometimes,I feel like running away from all,from everything..to the end of the world where nobody knows me,nobody can find me... .. Just Me...and me and..only me...
    KosmicKonnection KosmicKonnection 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    As I said I convinced my friend to go to the doctor with me. She is huge and I feel like she seems unhappy about it so I wanted to give her the opportunity to speak up and make...
    Yummser Yummser 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have a group with two others (16,14 and 14) we are in the US and are looking for a few more people who are willing to run with us! If interested please comment on this and I will...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    1) I am aware of my obsessive personality, to the point where it not only bothers people around me, but I wear myself out. I have to always have my planner on me, I have about 5...
    nycgirl19 nycgirl19 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Right now I wish I could just hide and be alone....but my problems will still be here if I come back. Sometimes it's so hard that I have to put everyone else before me as running...
    tootiness tootiness 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I have a few people, anybody else wanna join?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 23

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    I'm just so..."ugh" at this point. My life is moving forward in leaps and bounds and it feels great. Work has been fantastic day in and day out, even the stressful ones. My living...
    cassieblue13 cassieblue13 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I'm trying to make space for Rhonell so he can hang out with his friends the way he used to before but it's easier said than done and it hurts more than I would have ever imagined...
    Sib232228 Sib232228 16-17, F Jul 22

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    I always get chased, abused and beaten, or I have to get away from something terrifying. I recently had a dream that I was in a very big complex jail cell. I gotbout but then there...
    WhisperingGrass WhisperingGrass 18-21, F Jul 22

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    i dreamed about demon and evil spirits that trying to kill me, at first i'd escaped then, all those who is close to me are all killed instantly, then me escaping and shouting for...
    lachrymosejessa lachrymosejessa 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    When I was in middle school and high school I was a part of the Jr. NRA and I shot a lot of old WWII firearms. I've also shot hand guns, **** guns and riffles. Lol guns are a hell...
    iluvgrouphugz iluvgrouphugz 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Well I have been giving a few updates throughout this year about my twin flame and I. Please look back on on our journey thus far. Update: He is one special, great, guy and I can...
    Hellolovelydove Hellolovelydove 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    1. I had a brain surgery (had my right temporal lobe removed to get rid of the scar tissue that caused my seizures 2. I've been to Italy 3. I love Nintendo games 4. I'm a...
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M Jul 20

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