I ran away from home when I was ten.

I ran away from home when I was ten. I stayed away for a day and a half. My folks were plenty worried. I had unpleasant and frightening experiences which, in today's world, would have had very serious consequences, death being not an unlikely one of them. When I went home, because I could not imagine a way that staying away could work for me, at that time, my folks treated me well for a while, but then it was back to the way it was. The next time I ran away, years later, I had a better plan, and I never went home again.


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Apr 24, 2024 at 12:53am

Things being so grim, you opted to run away. My heart goes out to that 10 year old.

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Apr 24, 2024 at 10:38am

Same here, constant abuse of every kind from my mom and older sisters. Were so terrible I left at 14, and have never once Googled their names in the last 40 years- and my name does not exist on any search engines.

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Me too

Apr 24, 2024 at 9:06pm

Three time as a teen but only because I was depressed about stuff, not because of bad parents. Despite their discretion, I could tell they weren’t happily married, plus school/social shit. I just wanted to run away from it all, but now I feel like shit for causing my parents such worry, stress, heartache.

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Ambros the Wolf

Apr 25, 2024 at 4:57pm

I did the same at 22 and left the dark years behind. It's sad, but I grew up to be a better person because of it.

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