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I Have Thought About Running Away Before

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 434 People

    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response May 26, 2013

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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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    I have a runaway group

    and one has left already, we are in the USA. Our ages are 16, 15, 14, and 14. We are looking to stay in the US and would like to get new members here:)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 9

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 22-25, F Jun 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    imissdnce imissdnce 31-35, F Jun 24

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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 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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    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've ran away before and it sucked because it wasn't planned out. Honestly, I can't do this anymore. Yes, I understand it's "just" 2 years, but that's to much time. My mom is...
    WannabeTeenMom WannabeTeenMom 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Another story, this one is about something that happened today that made my heart go all a-flutter and make me feel like I was in a Jane Austin novel... Yesterday I treated myself...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I have a huge fear of the most harmless thing ever a butterfly I'm just too scared to be near one and I don't know why but if I saw one I would run away as fast as I could to get...
    CoolGirl11 CoolGirl11 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Dear Louie I thought maybe writing a letter might help with whatever I'm feeling, because as we know I don't talk much. But with writing I get it all out before I even think. So I...
    WhoseMe WhoseMe 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Some people simply have no business knowing your heart. They do not deserve to. It is so easy for me to befriend and embrace another's uniqueness. When I adore you, I adore you...
    SoulSurfing SoulSurfing 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My aim is so perfect it's scary
    dolphinpoof dolphinpoof 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My Twin Flame Story My story begins in 2008, I was working at an ice cream shop and it was the second summer I worked there. One day I came in to work and saw this girl there...
    Jman5566 Jman5566 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    in my mind...the best i can do for now.
    clearlytransparent clearlytransparent 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I do not do camera activities PERIOD! I do not travel out of state! Online only activities ARE FAKE I WILL NOT WASTE MY TIME. PLAYING ONLINE ONLY DRAMA FANTASY FALSE REALITY...
    transwomen30 transwomen30 26-30, T a week ago

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    Potential CT runaways: Anybody have a car and looking to leave all obligations behind? I want to be free from the stress of daily life, while doing it with someone else. What would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 27

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    1. I don't see myself as an interesting person. 2. I like to put out my two cents on most conversations. 3. I like to contemplate on just about anything. 4. I'm a cautionous...
    TheTofuMaster TheTofuMaster 22-25, M Aug 26

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    if you wanna join me i would be glad
    etude etude 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    This is for a college essay lol, it's probably not a good one to send in, but I liked it. Please give me your opinion My Mother gave birth with one person in her hospital room...
    Lilique Lilique 16-17, F Aug 26

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    I've always had crushes on guys. When I was little I never thought about girls, just boys. In middle school I started to notice girls bodies, but I dismissed it. In high school I...
    serenabelle serenabelle 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Hey! I´m a 17 year old girl from Norway. My life is terrible at this moment, and I really would like to run away with someone. If you´re interested please message me!! I´m...
    Theaemii Theaemii 16-17, F Aug 24

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    Bf and I have been together for two years. Recently I feel like he has been emotionally blackmailing me. I have had my instagram for a few years now (even before I met him) my bf...
    LD02 LD02 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I am 45 years old now, but was a teen run away. Although you may say times have changed, which I agree, for the worse, if you are thinking of running away... don't. life on the...
    not4nothing not4nothing 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Some days I feel so overwhelmed by life that I just want to run away from everyone and everything. I know that running away doesn't solve your problems and that if you do run away...
    hannahphillips hannahphillips 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I'm just absolutely floored on this one. I never heard of it before. I went in last Friday for a hysteroscopy (with biopsy) and the doctor at the last minute added a cystoscopy. He...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 20

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    I am thinking about moving away to Rochester this Sunday to live with a friend of mine but I haven't told my parents yet . Lets say i have been on my own since last year i had my...
    Lovenomore95 Lovenomore95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    hi im new to all this and don't normally post online but thought it's worth a shot. i finally went to the doctor last week after symtoms since i was about 16. I've also had...
    Flenty Flenty 26-30, F Aug 19

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    Todays advise for dating pick out your outfit set your alarm clock for about an hour before you want to leave and take a nap/ just rest then wake up be clean and wow his socks off...
    DNDgirl DNDgirl 16-17, F Aug 19

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    My best friend is getting married this December and she has just gone through the wedding course. I am blessed that I've been with her from the beginning, in fact, I'm the one that...
    teeekilicious18 teeekilicious18 18-21, F Aug 19