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I want to run away from home. Should I?

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Last Updated: 02/22/2021 at 6:32pm
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February 13th, 2016 6:09pm
This triggered something in my head. I remembered when I was younger and I wanted to run away from home, I'm telling you: I despised my family. They caused me headaches and heartaches and I felt like I couldn't deal anymore, but i promise you: life gets better and sometimes you need to stick around for the rainbow to come after the pain from the rain hitting your cheeks and then sun taunting you with the thought to run away. Hang in there anyone who wants to run away. Hang in there,
April 22nd, 2016 5:57pm
How old are you? Can you take care of yourself? Can you earn by yourself and manage building a career? Would running away solve the problem due to which you're running away? Answer these questions and decided for yourself :)
February 26th, 2016 8:33pm
what is the reason for wanting to run away from home ? it sounds like a family problem am I right ? :)
February 18th, 2016 2:30am
No. I have done this before a couple times actually, and it caused so much stress for my parents and friends. They didnt even know if i was alive or not they were freaking out.
February 20th, 2016 7:19am
Think about this first. Why would you run away from home? If it's domestic violence, call your National Domestic Violence Hotline. If not, can you talk about it here?
February 18th, 2016 6:57am
No. Don't ever do so. It's a huge and harsh world out there, and anything can happen to you. Your parents are working and trying to provide a roof over your head. The worst thing you could do is abandon them. No matter what happens, it's your home. There's no place like home.
February 14th, 2016 5:51pm
Running away from home is never a good idea unless you have a valid reason and a place to stay. Before making this decision make sure you will have everything you need to be safe and healthy.
February 13th, 2016 1:12pm
You need to do what helps you feel better. Of course, you are free to leave your home. But do not forget to think about the important things. Will you have a house, food? Will you have someone's support? Think about it and think about what you lose and what you gain. And be sure to take care of yourself.
July 17th, 2017 6:42pm
Wanting to run away from home means wanting to escape from something, leaving something behind. It brings us into a new situation, sometimes a situation we could not assess properly in advance. Consequently more problems might come up, and also we are taking ourselves with us. Whatever internal reason made us run away, we are taking it with us, we just shift it from one point to the other.
February 17th, 2016 2:15pm
no you shouln't run away.what if your parent and siblings worry about you if one of your sibling ran away how would you feel
February 19th, 2016 9:01am
make sure you're independent first in every way, and have plenty of support wherever you're going or else you'll be back home sooner or later
February 19th, 2016 12:33am
Sweetie no. Even if it's bad at home, running away doesn't solve anything. There's no telling what could happen when you have to rely on trusting strangers to help you out.
March 23rd, 2016 11:11pm
If your home enviroments and peoples there harm you. You should think about getting professional help by calling 199 or seek help from student counselor or from a professional therapists
February 13th, 2016 7:47am
That really depends. Would you be better fed and taken care of at home or by running away? What about your education? I can't give a strait answer to this but before deciding, you should consider how different things would be affected by you running away.
February 14th, 2016 12:41am
First, before you consider this, ask yourself who you would be leaving behind. Also consider your future. Will running away from home help you start a good life? Is there something at home that causes you to do less than you're capable of? Then decide. Also remember that there are people that love you. Think about that when you make your decision.
April 24th, 2016 4:28pm
Running away from home is a serious issue. Why do you feel as though you should run away? What do you think the outcome of running away would be?
March 11th, 2016 6:24am
Listen, I know sometimes it feels like nobody cares. But people do care! If not your mom, dad, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandmas, grandpas, etc., me and all of 7 Cups care! We will be here for you no matter what. Now, if you are in an abusive situation where your gut feeling tells you "get out before you get hurt", listen and call a hotline or 911.
February 21st, 2016 3:30am
No. Please don't ever do that. Running away from home is a very bad idea. You'd be running fromt eh people who love you and want to help you. Trust me, running away isn't the way to solve your problems. You have to turn and fight your demons if you ever want to be happy. It's a hard and long fight. But you can do it.
March 20th, 2016 1:11am
Don't run away from home unless your personal safety is compromised.
February 17th, 2016 7:00am
Running away from home wont solve any problems and could cause more. whatever is going home its best to just face it and try and figure a solution
February 21st, 2016 10:48am
Running away from your home isn't a good idea. If you feel like you've in crisis, you should try going to a friend, a relative, an organisation that may be able to help you. People would otherwise be really worried about you for no reason, or just because you decided to run away.
February 14th, 2016 9:12am
Your home is the safest place that you have. If you run away, do consider all aspects of life hence. You have to be on your own ... income, food, shelter, job, studies . Do you think you're up to it ? and most importantly, running away from home means loss of your family ... you are no one without your family ...
March 12th, 2016 10:20am
You should never run away from home. But yes indeed it's normal to ever want or feel the need to. If you ever feel like this maybe telling a friend or family whatever you feel comfortable with would help. Also if you feel like this maybe question if you just wanna get some space if so then ask a parent if you may sleep out. Running away is not the answer!
February 14th, 2016 4:20pm
Probably not. I don't know what you are going through and what your resources are, so you'll have to think for yourself. Weigh the pros and cons of staying home or running away. Will you be able to look after yourself if you run away? What kind of dangers can you face? These are just two of the questions you can ask yourself. Choose which option is the best.
February 17th, 2016 12:27am
If I were you I'd weigh the pros and cons and talk to my family. The grass is never greener on the other side unless you home life is extremely bad.
April 6th, 2016 12:29pm
No. Running away is never the answer. Besides, it's a dangerous world out there & sooner or later you would encounter something that you might not know how to deal with. It's better to face your demons then to run & have them chase after you.
February 17th, 2016 11:40am
there are alot of things to consider when doing this, i would suggest telling your family as alot of issues can arise and dont leave until you have people you can stay with or a well and stable job as well as youre own place and you are also mentally prepared to support yourself fully.
February 19th, 2016 8:50pm
No. Runnnng away from home, could result in serious punishment. If you feel like running away, dont
March 9th, 2016 6:28am
I wouldn't advise that you run away from home , if you're in danger , call 9 11 but in genealogy running away could have you end up on the street being able to get hurt and in even more danger ! You'll scare your parents to death ! If you simply just need a breather , spend time at a friends house who helps you forget but also face a fix your problems . Remember them as the three F s . Face, Fix, and Forget
February 14th, 2016 4:51pm
No. Life is very difficult and arduous without the support and guidance of your family, friends, relatives and others who are available for you.