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I Have Thought About Running Away Before

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 355 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 14, 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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    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 1 Response Jan 6

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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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    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 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 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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    Related Experiences

    My mom has became so over protective and I can hardly stand it anymore. So I have thought about running to where she couldn't find me and I could actually feel free.
    imlacey imlacey 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I'm running away. Probably my Junior year. Maybe next year if things get too out of hand... It's the only choice I have really. If I don't, I'm destined to fail. If I do? Then at...
    PorcelainGrenade PorcelainGrenade 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    I feel like running because no one gets me, I'm still in the closet & came out to some friends. & my family treats me like bullshit for some reason... yess i have an iPhone, iPad...
    Davidthree Davidthree 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I need out of here... I need to get away... I don't want to live anymore... There's a 98% chance I'll end up killing myself if I live here any longer... I need to run away... I...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 14

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    Do you ever just wish you could run away from all your problems and it would be that easy? As you can tell thats how I feel right now. My mom just got angry and grounded me for...
    Randumbdude Randumbdude 13-15 1 Response Jan 7

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    sometimes I wish I can just leave town and run away with no regrets. a new life and a fresh start
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F Jan 14

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    I promise that I'll keep I'll never share, I'll never speak To my grave The secret goes I am a werewolf/wolfblood (they're the same thing- I think). The free spirit of the wolf...
    mejustbeingme123 mejustbeingme123 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    It's not really about the killing. It's figuring out how to get away with it.
    FriendlyDalek FriendlyDalek 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    My family has been going through alot ever since my dad got injured at work, since then they have rented out the basement where I used to live. It hasn't been a big deal since I've...
    jacome92 jacome92 22-25, M Jan 4

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    Since almost 1,5 year I was thinking about a project for sharing experience in social network. Especially as an application for FB. Then I encounter "experienceproject". What a...
    drader87 drader87 26-30, M Jan 14

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    Yes i have em, and i enjoy it mostly people i really hate or my rivals lol
    SickInTheMind SickInTheMind 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I always have these dark thoughts clouding my mind
    LilahWolf LilahWolf 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I'm 14 and have never been kissed . How old were u when u had your first kiss
    Mattsdragons Mattsdragons 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I think that to have a successful relationship you have to fitst be friends with your partner. This is something that I feel society has gottn entirely backwards.
    Freakhouse1 Freakhouse1 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I'm ready, I'm doing it . Im not looking back . Don't worry it won't be for long , hopefully god guides me through this.
    Davidthree Davidthree 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    There's no one who wants me where I am... :( Ive never felt so alone... The only thing on my mind has been to commit suicide. And cut myself. So maybe a new location can help me to...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    I want to move to a foreign country.
    ria728 ria728 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    If we can a reason a reason to change looking for the answer in the pouring rain
    ghostbeautiy ghostbeautiy 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I'll pick random people and I'll never kill them the same way... it's a mental exercise really, I'm not an up and coming serial killer.
    Holmesdown Holmesdown 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I am called this weekly. It's fine though. Lmao
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Yep that's me now once I was kissed on the cheek by my ex but that's the closest
    Bonjovi11 Bonjovi11 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Ever since I got back from Christmas Break, my motivation to do anything school related has just left. I'm usually a straight A student but my grades are suffering and I don't...
    Randumbdude Randumbdude 13-15 6 days ago

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    Nope. Not a mental hospital. That's what they told me. It's not a mental hospital. I was 15 years old. They told me (2 psychologists in a room with me, and I think maybe my parents...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jan 10

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    I read a great article about dating online and in general with mental illness. The author is 36 years old, and never married woman who suffers with mental illness herself. She says...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 10

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    In case I confused anyone I'll explain how I managed to put an end (sorta) to my love triangle the other night... Chris and I got into a REALLY big fight about me being too...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F a week ago

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    I lived with my mom for 15 years before I moved out. I lived with her by myself for seven years after my brothers and dad moved out. After years and years of her controlling my...
    pebbles2015 pebbles2015 18-21, F Jan 10

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    I had 4 last night but I only remember 3. 1. I went to go stay with my grandparents over the summer. As my mom took me to the house we had to walk through a crowded city that had...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Believe me, the thought of running away & starting over is very appealing to me. But this isn't about me right now...this is about all the teenagers on here that want to run away...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Jan 9

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    On July 22, the day I turn 18, I plan on running away. Although, I don't have much of a plan. I will carry whatever I need in a backpack and just walk away as far as I can. I've...
    shadowman22 shadowman22 18-21, M Jan 18

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