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I Have Thought About Running Away Before

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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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    And then you faded away.....
    bluecrush74 bluecrush74 41-45, F a week ago

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    Lets go where they cant find us.
    xAngelInMyNightmarex xAngelInMyNightmarex 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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    Yep. **** this.. I'm running away... And I'm leaving my phone behind... No one would care anyway... Start a new life. New city. New people. New job... Maybe I'll find happiness...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response May 9

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    To all my friends from whom I've been away the past few days, thank you for understanding, I had to go out of town bc the wife wanted me with her for the funeral, and even though...
    cunninglinguist1 cunninglinguist1 41-45, M May 5

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    Well, I know I already said this on one post, but I wanted to be more detailed and since im rather new, I dont know how (( or if I can )) edit a post. Well let me start with my...
    Iwannarunawaysoon Iwannarunawaysoon 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am 18. My parents are way to strict with Me. I cant stand it anymore. My dad saw a picture with my friends and he completely went off . He said " you can no longer be with people...
    Changeme8 Changeme8 18-21, F 1 Response May 9

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    I'm kinda worried because I sprained my ankle a month ago, but the swelling stopped pretty quickly and I had to travel with my family. I only wore a compression wrap, for about a...
    anonymousjuly anonymousjuly 13-15, F May 5

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    All my peers are really motivated into getting good grades and are even making revision folders. I just can't be bothered to revise even though I know I have to and get good...
    Imcalledolivia Imcalledolivia 22-25, F May 13

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    I have shot a gun once in my life. It was very cool
    cybschen cybschen 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    4th times the charm. Anyone agree.
    PartyGuy21 PartyGuy21 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Both old and new. But no rights no more. Due to jerks with power. Punishing honesty.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 28

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    I was an amazing shot too. When I was little, I used to shoot BB guns at Coke cans. I guess I became good at it too. When I finally got to shoot real guns, I hit every target.
    MyUnspokenWord MyUnspokenWord 18-21, F May 18

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    I'm so tired of waking up every morning to my husband screaming at me. He tells me that I've ruined his life, that he hates me, and that I've been plotting to make him miserable...
    GumboChick GumboChick 31-35, F 4 Responses May 11

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    Both my parents (my mom especially) are extremely controlling. Most people will say that its for my protection, but this is going way beyond that. They have settings on my...
    kaylabear252 kaylabear252 13-15, F 1 Response May 3

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    Ok, y'all ready for another rant? Here we go in 3...2...1...NOW! I have a classmate named Sylvia. She is SO. FŬCKING. ANNOYING (there's gonna be a lot of letters with weird...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 12 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm thinking of running away but not this year. It sounds weird but I don't want to leave with no money and I want to finish school so I have no worries about that. Whether or not...
    bethtrain bethtrain 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Recently, I have had quite a few life changing events that have happened. Looking back on some things, I probably would have changed some things sooner, but I can’t control the...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F May 5

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    It’s not about thorns. It’s about roses. It’s not about darkness. It’s about light. It’s not about waves. It’s about water. It’s not about rocks. It’s about the...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    I'm not sure if this is still active. If people are still wandering around this forum. If you're reading this, you are still wandering. Intrigued by peoples stories or perhaps just...
    antihero1 antihero1 70+, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm the type of person who always takes the easy way out of things, even though I'm fully aware that I shouldn't. Running away from my problems doesn't particularly "solve...
    AnonSmiles AnonSmiles 16-17 May 4

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    I feel like leaving the past behind and running as far as I can. I get shattered to know that my own mother says, ?all these problems which are happening is just because of you...
    simz1209 simz1209 13-15, F 1 Response May 13

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    I will understand if you delete me from your circle after this. Not that these facts will be "bad," but some will be opinions of some kind, so.. Yeah. Here we go. 1. I don't want...
    nodolagem nodolagem 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    used to be people actually had to run away to see the world. with the internet, everything's a Google away...there's no mystery any more. everything's been seen. no wonder I'm...
    outlawprince outlawprince 22-25, M May 11

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    I am a RN, retired due to Lupus Cerebrits, now a VetTech am 53 yrs old. Just 2 mos ago, Feb 27, 15, I was at my boyfriends house and had a severe headache, neck pain and was not...
    Brandycordi Brandycordi 51-55 Apr 30

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    Almost a year ago me and my best friend left on the last day of 9th grade and took our backpacks (which were filled with clothing and supplies) and got a ride from Chicago to...
    Exitexist Exitexist 16-17, F 1 Response May 3

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