I want to leave my house but i'm afraid to do it. I get so much abuse i say everytime that i've had enough, but i keep giving my family another chance everytime. "just one more chance" over and over again ..   i want to get out of here. .

hidingthetruth hidingthetruth
13-15, F
1 Response Feb 21, 2010

The hardest thing to do is make a choice to leave the only thing we know. No matter how unhappy we are...The big bad world is scary. Especially for a young girl. This is not to say that leaving is wrong. It may be the best thing to do. But before you do anything, you have to come up with some kind of safe plan. Where will you stay? Will your parents call the cops and look for you? Do you have enough money to survive alone? If you don't have an answer to even one of those questions then you need to look into other options besides just leaving. So this is where you are at... There are government agencies that can help you. There are shelters you can go to. What ever you do, don't just walk out with a backpack and no plan. Don't expect to couch hop at friends houses. It is hard to do and is not always safe. My thought would be to find someone, within your community, to talk to. It doesn't matter who as long as you trust them. Church, school, counselor, even a friend's parent. Find someone who will listen and have them help you come up with a plan. You are not alone ever. There are always people who want to help you and we are all willing to listen. Stay strong and know that we love and care about you and your future. If you ever need to talk, I'll be here.