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I Have Thought About Running Away Before

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Life has been hard for me for many many years now... I really want to get out of here....
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    I've always thought about it... Running away, starting a new life and working on making myself happy for once... I've never actually made a plan or anything... But now I'm going to...
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    No one supports my decision to move away... Even better reason to get out of this ******* place... :'( no one supports me... :/ I can't wait to get out of here... I need to start...
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    I'm going to start putting away $30 everyday after work...that's should give me about $600 a month... And in time give maybe 4 or 5 months I'll be out of here... Maybe even less...
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    I need a fresh start... I'm in the timeframe of my life where there is less responsibilities, have the flexibility to discover new things and experiences. I know I want to go...
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    Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with...
    Vladtheimpaler69 Vladtheimpaler69 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    It's my third time spraining my left ankle. First time when I was 8, second last October, and third time today. It's my summer and I was supposed to do a lot of things. I'm a...
    coconutmeraki coconutmeraki 13-15, F Apr 7

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    the important part is to learn not to hastily generalize! HAVE TO MAINTAIN THAT PURITY and conviction because it's a PRECIOUS JEWEL that no one else can take from me. http://www...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Apr 7

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    I need an outlet to release some of my inner thoughts and feelings anonymously. I have so much going on in my head that I don't know how I keep myself together on a daily basis, my...
    wreckofagirl wreckofagirl 22-25, F Apr 9

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    Hello. I'm 15, almost 16 and I'm wanting to runaway. If somebody could help me out by renting a cheap, fully furnished apartment for me, I could pay with cash and my body. Message...
    deleted404 deleted404 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Pausing thought provoking, each syllable evoking, that lingering wonder when things are torn asunder And miles separating and miles evaporating the moment instant those characters...
    moonchild0315 moonchild0315 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Fk exams! Imma gunna play farcry 4 until my laptop melts
    RaZorr RaZorr 22-25, M Mar 28

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    I was eleven. My dad and one of his best friends were target practicing. After I fired I remember I wouldn't touch it for the rest of the day because I accidentally pulled the...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Apr 9

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    In my backyard...oh dear...I think I'm moving soon...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F Apr 17

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    I ran away twice in my life. I'm not very proud of it, but I did. One of the times I was about 6 and I got so angry that my mom was yelling at me for no reason, i just walked out...
    ShylySilent ShylySilent 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    It was her 22nd birthday yesterday and she is now the same age as me. I meant to write this story yesterday but that never happened. Many times have I shared the story about the...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M Apr 15

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    June 1776 Jamestown.... I ran away... I kept looking forward not looking back... I had to get out of there... All the abuse the pain the unbearable suffering I couldn't take it...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have a big big problem... I am a girl, and I am in love with my friend/roommate/teammate who is also a girl. I don't know how or why this happened, I just know that it happened...
    clearmymind clearmymind 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Wow I do have a lot... But I'm not gonna spill all of them right now. I just wanna rant a little about one. I am very conflicted when it comes to relationships. 1) I usually...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    I need to run away from home, anyone from Europe who can join me? I'm from Norway and I'm in desperately need of getting away, and I would love to have someone to do it with, so...
    runawaychild runawaychild 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    A sheep was being targeted by hunters. I tried to rescue it running towards it, and the hunters turned their attention on me but they didn't manage to hit me. The sheep had...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 70+, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Okay runners help a newbie out! I have been running for about a month month and I went out this morning around 5am (on wooded trails lots of uphill) came home with the WORST...
    Fullofsunshine Fullofsunshine 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Two days on the street just like the homeless lol. But I don't think that what I'm doing is running away, it feels like go on an adventure by myself. I think I should go home...
    supernerd22 supernerd22 16-17, M 6 Responses Apr 11

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    (1980) I was born while my parents were getting divorced. I saw my dad a handful of times. (1983) my mom remarries a man who likes little girls. My mom knew what was going on but...
    wingedvalkyrie7 wingedvalkyrie7 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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