I Ran Away From Home

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 366 People

    Been there, Done that,

    Passed the test, Now would you look at that. Things I've learned... It's not all that. I lost it all, I'm bringing myself back, You live, You learn, You let the past burn. The world is big, The world is hard, The world loves to give unforgettable lessons, It won't let you...
    sillysweetgirl9 sillysweetgirl9
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 5

    Last Night

    I ran away from home last night. It was eight o'clock and I had just had a massive fight with my mom. She's been sick for the past five months with either fybromialgia or rhumatory arthritis, not yet diagnosed. She accused me of being selfish, because she drives me to the movies...
    Venus124 Venus124
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 28, 2011

    My Best Friend Got Sent To A Mental Hospital

    When i found out my friend got sent to a mental hospital it broke my heart. I found this out over facebook. I didnt know what to do. I cant see her untill like a month. Never knew something like this could happen ya know? She's only 13, and im 14. Its totally crazy. Why couldnt...
    theforshizler theforshizler
    13-15, F
    Feb 10, 2012

    I first ran away when I was about 14.

    It was a summer evening and we had just sat down for dinner. My parents, of course, were talking about how hard they have to work and how grateful my brother and I should be that we are allowed to be associated with such as great family (me: yeah right...). I made an innocent...
    shesleavinghomebyebye shesleavinghomebyebye
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

    I can't remember exactly

    when I ran away, I think it might have been a year ago or less, why I was running was because I was super stressed at everything. But anyway, when I was running I felt so nervous, I could feel every heartbeat pounding in me, the moon was full so I could see clearly in the night...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 7, 2014

    I just ran away from home,

    literally writing this as I am hiding away at school, maybe overnight, maybe not. I know what you are thinking; Why? Well, I need a break from my dad. He is such an uncaring person, even if I am hurt, he says I am faking. He DOESNT CAREI hate my life
    sgoyal2002 sgoyal2002
    16-17, M
    Dec 8, 2015

    I thought I could make it

    as a musician at 16 years old. My band consisted of me on drums and my boyfriend on guitar. When you find a passion like music it's hard not to throw your life into it, and believe me I'm still trying. Everything was going down hill at home there was talk of restraining orders...
    marcyplayground marcyplayground
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2014

    When I was 12 i ran away i ran

    and ran until i couldn't feel my legs i ran because My parents were fighting again.... I just kept running i was gone almost 3 day but it felt like a week i was hungry and the only thing i could think about was my dad hitting my mom... I made past the border but our neighborhood...
    Kitry Kitry
    16-17, F
    Oct 28, 2014

    I have ran away from foster home twice now.

    I ran away from my first foster family after emergency placement and I ran away from my most recent foster family this morning. I am now at a using the computer.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2015

    Escaping Detroit At 4am

    It was last year. My mom was in the hospital yet again, her 20th admission in 7 months. I came home from work at around 9:50PM and I always dreaded my drives home. I walked into my parent's house and my step dad was high. Just like every other night. He used to hide it when I...
    kelseysimone kelseysimone
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2013

    I was about 12 or 13 years old

    when i ran away from home, i ran away from home a few times. with my mum being an alcoholic and my friend suggesting it to me it didnt take much for me to say yeah ok, ill admit i was a difficult teenager. The first time i ran away was with another girl the same age as me, we...
    AngelaRose15 AngelaRose15
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2015

    Go Back Home

    Yes go back if they love you
    richpoore1 richpoore1
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2007

    No Other Choice

    I was unhappy in High school.  Poor grades, skipped so much school, and no support at home.  I had missed so much school, and was not able to miss another day, or I would fail the class for the year, and be kept back.  I was caught smoking in the bathroom, and...
    mytime mytime
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 28, 2010

    So I have 2 people at my school

    who are pretty much family to me and I love them with all my heart! We all are unhappy and we've discussed this running away plan for sometime now. And I've always wanted to here from someone who was a successful runaway....our plan so far is wait until I get my license take the...
    Causelifesucks Causelifesucks
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 21, 2015

    this is a cry of help i need somewhere to stay.

    i have nowhere to go and i cant go back home
    cheyseason cheyseason
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2015

    I ran away from my grandparents' once.

    I can't remember why, but it wasn't serious. One weekend morning I remember going out through the garage onto the street, dressed only in my pyjamas and Mickey Mouse slippers. I was no older than 6 but I might have been 5. They only lived at that address for a year and a half...
    Gumba1000 Gumba1000
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015

    Rage And Regret

    I was angry in the first place, and had forgotten to take my medicine, when my brother started saying blah, blah, blah. I get pissed off easy if I'm not on my medicine. I started screaming at him when he wouldn't stop. Then my mom said to leave him alone. I kept trying to reason...
    ashleycorson ashleycorson
    13-15, F
    6 Responses Aug 17, 2013

    It all started when I was 12,

    9 years ago. I had just started middle school and life was great. I was popular and my family had a lot of money. I had
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015

    I only ran away once,

    and i almost got away. It was a pretty elaborate scheme. It all started when my house life fell apart. We were barely making it, food was scarce and there were a lot of fights. I got a job at a restaurant. Id go to school all day and then come home for one hour. Then go to work...
    KaYtO KaYtO
    18-21, M
    May 6, 2015

    I Hope I Made The Right Choice.

    I was miserable and I had to go. My life seemed to be at a stand still, and I couldn't take it any longer. It seemed like everyone else's life was moving forward and I was still stuck at the same school, in the same place, with the same miserable relationship. I definitely...
    meowgirlx meowgirlx
    22-25, F
    Oct 14, 2013

    Would I be wrong for leaving

    and going to live with my boyfriend? My mother has two younger children 4 & 6 along with me. They have a different father than I do. He's worthless and doesn't even watch his own children. My mother works all day and barely has time for her own children. She makes me call off...
    shades4myfuture shades4myfuture
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2015

    So basically i packed up

    and ran away from home. I cannot go on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter ect... It really sucks so i thought i'd come on here and make a few friends.
    lena2014 lena2014
    18-21, F
    Jan 29, 2015

    My Life Fell Apart?

    My entire life I never knew what was going on. One monotonous day at a time. I was in denial about something, that much I knew. Unfortunately, I didn't know what it was. Something was fake, like a fairy tale. Things didn't seem real to me. Was it my broken family? My...
    LesCaster LesCaster
    18-21, M
    4 Responses May 31, 2012

    Not really how I planned on moving out

    but at 19 years old I "went to bed," climbed out the window, put my car in neutral, backed down the driveway and left. And I never moved back in. My parents and I have a pretty good relationship now. I don't regret leaving, I regret I felt like I had to.
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 28, 2015

    It all started when I was 12,

    9 years ago. I had just started middle school and life was great. I was popular and my family had a lot of money. I had everything a girl could ask for. But, life can't be perfect. My dad started abusing me and my 16 year old brother started forcing me to do indecent acts of
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015

    I tried to run away last night,

    I got picked up by the cops its was 3 am and now i have to go to this psychiatrist I'm so depressed.
    Valerieawesomeness Valerieawesomeness
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2015

    A Few Times Actually.

    after my mom died, and problems with my dad got worse, i decided one day to run away. I was 15 yrs old and did some really stupid things that night, and when i look back on it i'm a little disapointed in myself. The second time was a year later, so i was 16 yrs old. i just...
    LittleFerrett LittleFerrett
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2010

    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 Kentucky on craigslist. (The driver was a friendly 56 year old man who told many jokes) He dropped us off at a Burger King...
    Exitexist Exitexist
    16-17, F
    May 3, 2015

    After running away from home at the age of 13,

    and stealing a motorcycle. My adopted brother and I were now headed to jail..... When the sheriff came, he cuffed us, and put us in his squad car... I was thinking this is better than going back home and getting my a s s beat... As I walked in, the first thing I noticed...
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert
    51-55, M
    Apr 10, 2015

    I couldn't take the **** anymore everytime I

    come downstairs. every ******* time they always yell at me saying I don't do anything and It pushed me to where we got in an argument. I'm tired of dealing with them saying I'm lazy and don't do anything. so I packed my bags and I left. and I didn't tell them where I went. I...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 15

    Last year around the ends of January I ran away

    with my ex-boyfriend. I know i was stupid of doing this bc it only brought is problems with our families. Anyways, after that nothing was the same , my parents hate him. We kept going out but broke up when I went to California during the summer bc I wanted to figure out what I...
    Lizpop Lizpop
    18-21, F
    Oct 30, 2015

    Gone And Back.

    Little Pieces ... My earliest emotion was fear. My earliest thoughts, I must get away. And I have. I've ran, but in what direction could I really be headed for ? I ran away from my mother, I was delusional with fear. To what? A father that I have seen choke my...
    WhnUDntKnwWhtToFel WhnUDntKnwWhtToFel
    13-15, F
    Nov 10, 2009

    After my mom passed away I ran away five

    or six times. One of my siblings always tracked me down and made me come home. They usually found me within a couple days. During the summer between my Freshman and Sophomore year of high school I managed to stay away for almost a month because I went to a different state. I was...
    KylieeBear KylieeBear
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    I just ran away last night

    and I feel beyond miserable. It was already morning when an unknown number called and texted me (didn't answer any of them) saying my mom waited for me the whole night and now she isn't eating. I know she is so worried about me and I to her. I want to go back but I can't. I...
    EClara EClara
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2014

    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 hoping to find someone similar to yourself. I ran away from home a few weeks after I turned 16. I don't come from a broken home except...
    antihero1 antihero1
    70+, M
    1 Response May 20, 2015

    Well i told my mom about everything

    and she sent me away. So i got out and ran away for 4 mouths then they found me
    into13to24 into13to24
    18-21
    1 Response Aug 30, 2014

    At the age of 13, and tired of the constant

    mental abuse and beatings from my adoptive parents, I decided to run away!!! I still remember the date April 24th 1978. I was 2 months away from graduating 7th grade, and 3 months away from turning 14 years old ....I got off the school bus at a friends house, and meet up with...
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 10, 2015

    Sam

    She spoke of a demon, sitting constantly by her side, sometimes stretching a few yards away, but mostly attempting to fit inside her very head. She described him as a cold, mean, repetitive source of talkative gibberish that refused to leave her alone. She had to watch him, at...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 10, 2010

    Hi My Name is Ilisabeth .

    I Have been living with my dad since January. Before then he was never in my life. I was staying with my mom up until She was evicted . Eviction was a back to back thing that happened. Well this year was my 12 the grade year . I was working at Mcdonalds and had money saved up. I...
    Prettynpink123 Prettynpink123
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 31, 2014

    I ran away from home.

    I am 15 years old. I have been gone for about 2 weeks now. I ran away because honestly I was just Fed up with my family I urged for more and independence. I texted my mom once since I've been gone but I got no response. What triggered my run was because I wanted to spend the...
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2014

    Into The Wild.

    I was 6. It was the day after Easter, and I had a brilliant idea. If I put my chocolate Easter in a glass of milk and microwaved for a really long time, it would turn into delicious chocolate milk! It didn't. The milk curdled and boiled over and the house smelled bad. It...
    golegos17 golegos17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2012

    It Was Terrible :(

    I actually ran away after my depression had gotten to an all new low. My parents had called my worthless because I was heartbroken over some loser, and I still hadn't returned to college. That's what caused my mental breakdown, and that's why I left. I was sick of feeling like...
    lerking lerking
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jun 14, 2013

    I Ran Away

        Now I understand that many people run away for very serious reasons.  Abuse, neglect, etc, but my life at home had none of these problems.  I had a preety great family.  We all got along quite well, and we treated eachother right.  Though, for whatever reason, I would...
    loganraus loganraus
    16-17, M
    Feb 7, 2011

    Back in january 2012 I finally did it.

    I tried to run away from home. The police found me and took me back home. I was so embarrassed =( but things eventually got better.
    cat1025 cat1025
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 5

    The text message forwarded to me from my

    younger sister Saira was concise and chilling: 'Mum's sent a hit man to kill you,' it read. 'Be careful.' As I read those words, my first instinct wasn't fear or even shock, but simply survival. I'd become accustomed to behaviour like this from both my parents - behaviour...
    BollywoodStar BollywoodStar
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2014

    The first time I ran away from home I was in

    the 1st grade. At the time we were living in the country and to entertain ourselves, my sister and I would run through the orchards barefoot picking fruit. One day our feet were muddy and we ran inside without wiping them off. Our dad was so furious with us, to this day I don't...
    LassieontheLam LassieontheLam
    26-30, F
    Jan 20, 2014
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