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I don't get along with my dad, I just want to run away from home... what can I do?

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Last Updated: 07/23/2018 at 5:19am
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Top Rated Answers
September 1st, 2015 10:58pm
I know how you feel, I don't get along well with my father either. The best you can do is try to ignore possibly how irritating he may be, It's probably not your fault that you don't get along with him.
May 1st, 2017 8:48pm
Don't run away from home. Look, just because you don't like your dad doesn't mean you'll be living with him forever. Things will get better, just be calm and just be you, and do you. If you don't get along with your dad then maybe make the effort to get along and if not, then don't sweat it. Talk to family about it and maybe they can arrange things for you. But don't run away, it won't solve anything.
January 17th, 2015 1:30pm
Try to organise your thoughts. Make a list of exactly why it is you don't get along with him. If you feel you can, try and talk to him little by little about each point - it doesn't have to be all at once! Perhaps he will realise how you are feeling and want to work with you to improve the situation. Running away from home should be a last resort. You can get through this!
March 7th, 2016 6:56am
If you don't get along with your dad the best is to get out and do stuff, like go to basketball games, and other activities, and when you are with him, just be polite and if you get mad go in your room and try to cool off.
April 9th, 2015 4:25pm
Well, running away is not the solution for anything. If its possible for you to get along with him, it would be the most effective thing to do. If its not possible by you alone , seek help from others.
April 8th, 2015 2:07pm
you dont how many time i felt that way but the best is to try that simple world is a life changer that help me
April 24th, 2015 5:07pm
Look. No matter what happens, he is still going to be your father and running away won't change that. Talk to him and have a one-on-one discussion.
August 4th, 2015 2:46pm
Try to first find the reason for not getting along with your dad. When you get the right reason, think and act accordingly. Always remember,young people can mould any way they want..elderly people have passed their chance.
June 20th, 2016 11:07pm
Its normal to feel that at a certain age,everyone feels like that at some point in their lives.Just think of the long run,have a goal,focus on that.Have hope that you will find peace with the feelings of anger you are now,Impulsive decisions will be regretful in the long run.
February 26th, 2018 8:56pm
Calm down , relax and think... Sometimes it's difficult to handle the situation but the solution do not come by runnung away from it..... So face it with calm mind :)
June 5th, 2015 8:25am
Try to talk to him about it. We all have these problems with our parents and it seems unfixable but trust me, they get better with time.
June 18th, 2015 6:10am
Try taking baby steps to imorove situation with ur dad ... go for a walk and start a conversation.... or try find areas of common interrst..
August 11th, 2015 12:35am
Depending on how old you are and how serious it is you can move out, you can try counseling. There is online counseling, phone counseling and face to face of course or you can report him to CPS. I do urge you to try all possible solutions before doing something as drastic as calling CPS though. I do not recommend running away though. Hope this helps :)
March 22nd, 2016 1:07pm
Never run away. Running away from your problems isn't a solution. Talk to your dad or mom, about your problem to solve it.
April 4th, 2016 2:02am
Dont do it please. it will worry your family and it won't fix anything. I know from personal experience I ran away for home when I was younger and what I'd put my mum through I wish I had never of done it.maybe you could try and tell your perants How your feeling? Or is there another family member you could talk to?
July 23rd, 2018 5:19am
You can always hang out with friend and get out of the house. But you should also try talking to him more to build a stronger bond.