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I Have Thought About Running Away Before

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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 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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    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 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

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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 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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    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 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 13-15, F 4 Responses May 31

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    like this morning. idk that it was so much the words as to the "feeling" I go from behind the words. lol
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