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I Was a Teen Run Away

Do not advise it to any young girls or boys ,and won't dress it up here. 374 People

    A Grand Adventure - Successful Runaway

    I was 16 the time I decided to run away. The relatives I cared for died though I was in a dilapidated house and was about to be passed off to my unwilling aunt. Living in Mississippi, the only thing that I could do was to escape. I had many life dreams that I knew I could never...
    lelpops lelpops 22-25 3 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    At Least Im Still Alive

    My mom left me at my aunts when i was about 11 or 12, she took my little brother though, they were supposed to be going with her husband to find us a place to live. I lived at my aunts for almost a year. Once i went home things were never the same. Thats when i first knew that my...
    pommom2010 pommom2010 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 17, 2010

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    I'm going to start with

    that I am 12 years old, I want to runaway but I don't want to do it alone. I am recovering from self harm and anorexia. My parents pretty much hate me and my sister doesn't care I will tell the rest of my problems to anyone who wants to come. If u are over 15 I cant let u come...
    rawrsage rawrsage 13-15, F 8 Responses Feb 23

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    My Story That Nobody Believes

    i remember the day i ranaway and i will never forget. i planned to runaway when i was 14 and finally did it when i was 15. nobody knows why i ranaway. my family and friends all think i ranaway with somebody i met online. and no matter how hard i tried to convince them they...
    Acrystal Acrystal 16-17 4 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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    I Was 17 and Had to Get Out

    i had domestic violence all over the place at home and my older sister went to university in london... so i ran away i lived for 6 weeks in an airport with some other teen runaways.. i tried sleeping in a doorway once but hated waking up and seeing busy people looking at me as...
    silverswim silverswim 36-40 4 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    The Shelter

    I was 14 and on the street. Twice in a month I was beaten up. Once, my arms were held behind my back and these girls used my belly as a punching bag. It was dark and in an alley. I grunted painfully as her strong black fist sank deep into my belly over and over. The second time...
    jenniffer1 jenniffer1 18-21 2 Responses May 18, 2013

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    I Wanted It To Be How It Was Before

    Hi my name is Nadia, I am going to start from the beginning because it would make more since, I was 13 when I had moved from Boise Idaho to the small town of Concrete Washington, my mother had moved to Washington to go to collage and left me with my grandmother in Idaho, my mom...
    agentoflife agentoflife 13-15, F Aug 11, 2013

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    Hello. I'm a 15 year old girl about to run away.

    Need a quick response and a location to meet. Somewhere in New Jersey would be nice, but I'm going to be walking a long distance already, so wherever is cool. As long as it's not as far away as California. :) Looking forward to hearing from you!
    AednatMajere AednatMajere 13-15 3 Responses Jun 9

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    So Sorry

        About 2 weeks ago I ran away with my boyfriend who is 27, and the problem with this is that I am only 16. I am not normally the type of girl to fall for someone as hard as i fell for him. I loved his kisses and hugs and what not. I wanted to be with him and I...
    briley2211 briley2211 16-17 10 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    Travelling New Zealand In A Van

    Well I'm 16, i left when i was 15. Great family life. Great school. Great friends. Great life in general i had. But there was one problem, i felt like wherever i went there was so much negativity and stress. I totally didn't dig it. I made a computer program for the ministry...
    bringmorelove bringmorelove 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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    I have written in my other experiences how i

    survived abuse of all kinds....when i was 13 i lost the only person who i felt loved or cared for me .....i didnt care about myself and no one ever asked me if i was hurting so i just kept it to myself.....i started to realize i was just a burden for my father and his girlfriend...
    warriormom89 warriormom89 22-25, F Mar 10

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    I Was A Runaway And I Have A Runaway 17year-Old Son

    Totally different situations. i wasn't abused and neither is my son. I was 17 and my parents kicked me out. I was not bad....just normal. i worked and was still in school and pushed my limits here and there. I think back and i guess they had control issues. they no longer were...
    holly2577 holly2577 36-40, F Sep 15, 2013

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    3 Mississippi

    One Mississippi I close my eyes Two Mississippi I'm beggin' you and we can still survive Three Mississippi No looking back, Gone for good and i know that, I wont Change my mind... Three Mississippi is where I at tonight Hold My breath, Close My Eyes... ...Goodbye... those are...
    kikomango123 kikomango123 18-21 1 Response Sep 13, 2012

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    Is There A Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

    Ever since last summer during 2012,my life has been a emotional roller-coaster. I have been running away off and on.I honestly hate my life,and this is not where I want to be.I may be 15,but i have great plans in life.My father is a former ex-crackhead who had everything handed...
    MrBillyJB MrBillyJB 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 26, 2013

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    My Life As A Teenage Runaway: #FAIL

    Every since i moved to a new house, experienced the wonders of divorce with my parents, and rode the roller coaster of high school, ive been really depressed. "Im just a 16 year old  with a nasty attitude", says my mom. But i really dont care what she says. my parents got...
    AllfineandDanny AllfineandDanny 16-17 2 Responses Oct 26, 2011

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    To Young

    I was walking in the park and this cute boy talked to me. I didn't tell him I was a runaway and alone in the city. That night, my life changed. Four men jumped me. My wrists were tied behind my back and I was in a car. As we drove, they reached under my shirt and squeezed my (B...
    1stinger 1stinger 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2013

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    Is Life A Joke?

    Since i was young my mom was very intent on providing for me and my sister. Despite that, she is still the one who hurts me the most. AND I HATE IT. I know she loves me. However, at the same time she would be the one to abuse me, physically and verbally. Then picke me up, ask me...
    BarkingFlounder BarkingFlounder 16-17 3 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    This Is How I Ran Away My Story

    To start if you think i am writing this for your mercy, sympathy, or grief LEAVE NOW. I am writing this for everyone who plans on running away and that needs some insight into the live of one. To first start i first made a run away attempt when i was 16. I never had a rough life...
    wurzelnator wurzelnator 18-21, M 23 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    A Rare Sucess Story.

    My parents never really loved me, they said they did, but I didn't believe me. They abused me (my mom sexually and my dad physically) as a kid, then as a teenager they emotionally abused me. I hated my parents, then the thing that sat me off was last summer when I did something...
    dudeman714 dudeman714 18-21 11 Responses Jul 14, 2010

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    Conflicting Emotions

    I am 16 and a thinker, I have always removed my self form the equation until one night my younger brother ramsacked my room, then father pinned me aginst the ground to scare my brother and said to him you are tearing apart this faimly. I know he was talking to me not him. the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    I hated school. I was tired

    and fed up and it was just so tedious. One day I just snapped. PE Teacher had a go at me for something really minor, I don't think I was listening or something like that, and I just lost it. Through a tennis ball at her face and then a pen and stormed straight out of the...
    WhiskeyRoger369 WhiskeyRoger369 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    The Worst Fun I've Ever Had

    I was 12 when I ran. After all the hatred and blows I got, I felt so un-loved. I was tired of hiding under the bed from massive amounts of abuse... I felt so abandoned. So I learned. I gathered as much as I could, I learned the types of plants, survival techniques, and knowledge...
    Birthdayracer Birthdayracer 18-21 2 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    Life

    I was 14 when I ranaway. I was gone for two weeks. One night I was sitting in a park and these guys approached asking for money. I don't have any, I said. My arms were jerked behind my back and I said, PLeease let me go. My body folded each of the four times he punched me in my...
    detour1 detour1 26-30 2 Responses May 6, 2013

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    What Should I Do?

    sometimes I feel like running away because of my sexuality (i'm transgender) but I have no idea as to where I would go or how I would become who I really want to be. my home life isn't abusive but my life would implode if I were to out myself. has anyone here had a similar...
    BayareaCD BayareaCD 18-21, T 6 Responses Jul 27, 2012

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    No Family

    I was in my early teens when I hit the city streets. I was into drugs and trouble. I owed this guy and he came after me. In a warehouse my arms were held behind my back after he removed my shirt. If you don't talk, I'm going to hurt you, he said. I stayed silent. Numerous punches...
    caterina1 caterina1 18-21 4 Responses May 18, 2013

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    14 To 18

    I was the type who'd run away constantly. I wasn't ever gone for very long. I found different places to sleep. One of the times that I ran away, I slept in the playground of the elementary school that I went to when I was little. There was this large tire fortress, it used...
    O38OO2661677 O38OO2661677 36-40 5 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    When i was 15 i left home.

    My childhood was not the greatest, my mom remarried a few times and we moved too many times to count...even out of the country. My parents divorced when i was a baby and my dad is an alcoholic who lives in winnipeg with most of my family(where i was born and have lived a good...
    stellalynn stellalynn 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Planning A Two Year Mission

    I am currently planning a two year mission. Well one and a half to be technical. I am 16 and I plan on leaving my state for another. I have a job so I'm saving my paychecks up for my leave. I grew up faster then I should've had to. With a single mother who abandoned me while she...
    Wisdombeyondmyyears Wisdombeyondmyyears 16-17 4 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    I remember when I first decided I was leaving.

    It crossed my mind a million times before that day but I just couldn't shake it. Finally, I packed a bag of clothes and that 12 year old little girl called me said "good riddance" to my dysfunctional family and all the bags if hurt that I could no longer carry around. I left...
    TooUnbearable TooUnbearable 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I Just Need Help.

    I've ran away before. Never thought of actually doing it until that night. My parents are divorced but only because my dad decided to get married for citizenship. He said he loved us and he wanted to watch me and my sibling grow up to be successful and go to college, etc. When my...
    lana95 lana95 16-17 2 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Can't Take It Anymore.

    I'm 15 and my dad beats the crap out of me. My family absolutely hates my boyfriend but I need him and I love him so much and he loves me and cares about me and he wants to move in together. I can't take it anymore my parents took my phone, ipod, and laptop. The only way I can...
    xxxwhatxxx xxxwhatxxx 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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    Thinking

    i never have ran away but people think im crazy because im spoiled im in early college and how awesome of a person i am but i can't help it like i just wonder what its like because at times i feel neglected by my mom i meant its NOT serious were authorities gotta be invovled like...
    swaggagurl14 swaggagurl14 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2013

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    Victim

    This is a little different story. I ran away from my town becouse I am being hunted. I needed to hide somewhere for awhile. They came into the empty house I was hiding in. Someone ratted my location. He pointed a gun at me so I raised my arms. Pop I heard as I clutched my burning...
    1divorce 1divorce 26-30, F Jul 25, 2013

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    Teenage Years

    I turned 13 and thought I knew everything but actually knew nothing. I ran away to a nearby city. My second night there i was jumped. These older girls were talking to me and I thought cool until they wanted money. I told them I had none. My arms were jerked up behind my head and...
    1trackstar 1trackstar 26-30 2 Responses May 11, 2013

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    Neglected

    I'm 14 & Im a fun girl I enjoy hanging out with my friends I play sports & I get good grades . Every since I was younger I started to realize that I was a outcast in my family . Even though I tried my best I never was good enough for my parents specially my mother . I enjoyed...
    Fieldhockey5 Fieldhockey5 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    Running

    I have always wanted to run away.recently I went to the park with my babysitter and younger bother and sister when we reached the park entrance I bolted I sprinted without stoping a quarter length of the park then I stopped a couple of times before I continued I ended up at the...
    Wolfsky Wolfsky 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    I ran away three times

    and two of the times my parents didn't notice
    Danarawr123 Danarawr123 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    Woods

    I'm only 14 years old but yet I think of running away every day. I hunt and I camp. I hang out with friends. I make perfect grades. But the moment I forget to do something my life is over. My dad yells at me. My mom acts like I just killed someone. I was the outsider of our...
    Bazinga2243 Bazinga2243 13-15 5 Responses May 12, 2013

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    The Broken Eggshell

    I often walked on eggshells growing up unsure of what to say, do or how to feel. There was tension between my mother and father that sometimes resulted in physical abuse. As a girl, the youngest with two older brothers, I looked up to them for guidance, support and sometimes...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 25 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    "you Have All The Weapons You Need , Now Fight," - My Runaway Story.

    Running away was hard. But , let's go back a bit. (October of 2010) I'm 15 , and everything in my life is not how it seems , sure i was a whiny teenager , but that doesn't mean I didn't have problems at home. My mother and step-father Jason were the most irresponsible people you...
    everythingilluminated44 everythingilluminated44 16-17, F 8 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    In My Own Sad Way

    I've always had Social Anxiety.... but as a teen, my household was so horrible, living with a raving drug addicted and abusive father. I would just get so fed up with everything and "run away" from home. Because of my disorder, I never went too far. Just a few...
    deleted deleted 26-30 32 Responses Nov 22, 2008

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    I'm Seriously Contemplating Running Away

    In a months time, I would want nothing more than to be far away from where I am now. Like any teenager, I feel as though I don't fit in. I don't fit in. I'm depressed, and my faltering grades just add on to my depression. There will obviously be dangers ahead of me, no need to...
    epanon123 epanon123 13-15 2 Responses May 5, 2012

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    Do I Hate My Life?

    I'm trapped. I'm not allowed to do anything. I can't leave my room, my parents are really strict and they're not allowing me to do anything what my peers do. It sucks, I feel like I'm wasting my childhood for just sitting at home.. My parents don't understand. They are forbidding...
    summer9631 summer9631 18-21 6 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    I used to be a teen runaway,

    eny one thinking of running away message me I can give u advice or just be there to talk to
    emptydrifter emptydrifter 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    Going Nowhere

    I got into a fight with my mom and decided I didn't need her. I walked across town and didn't realize the neighborhood I was in. I am a young white girl in a black neighborhood (not saying anything bad about blacks) but we know reality. They were about 16 to 18, one approached...
    1gretchen 1gretchen 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    So I'm haveing problems at home

    and I have run away before but i went back. I want to leave again and actually stay gone though, but i have no where to stay. Would anyone be willing to let me stay with them??? I'm 15 and ill be 16 in april. and I live in wisconsin Rapids
    needhelp34 needhelp34 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    What Could Happen?

    I am extremely close to running away. People who look at my life would think I was crazy. I go to an early college, I have friends, but before all of this i was home schooled. I had no friends, literally i did sports but they had their school friends, i had no one. i talked to...
    LysergicLolita LysergicLolita 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Eleven years. That is how long it took me to get out of that place. That literally means that I have spent half my life dreaming of getting away... Running away. I am far enough...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I'm 13 and live in Washington near seattle, I really want to run away but I won't be able to do it on my own. I'm going to leave whenever I find someone or a couple of people to go...
    idontreallylikeyou idontreallylikeyou 16-17, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I really want to run away & just start life over.. But I have nobody to come with me...
    NightRider1121 NightRider1121 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    I need a new start. So if anyone near Lake Cathie/ Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia wants to run away, please pick me up, or if you have an apartment or something, can we become...
    InMiseryWeSeekBacon InMiseryWeSeekBacon 16-17, M 16 hrs ago

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    this is all i think of when browsing this thread: i'm gonna run away and never say goodbye (gonna run away gonna run away gonna run away gonna run away) i'm gonna run away and...
    SacredLoaf SacredLoaf 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    Hey, I'm 18 male, and I really can't take my parents anymore. I'm thinking of running away all the time. I'm sorry, this is a bit long but I would really appreciate someone's...
    Balkan1996 Balkan1996 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 1