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So - October 20th 2015, 01:52 AM

So I've made tons of posts about family bs. I'm done. I don't care if everything I have ever said about my mom has an explanation and I'm being a kid, she has never told me any reason for her actions, so I'm done. I need to get out, and I need help. I don't have my birth certificate or social security because she lost it and won't order another one or retrieve it. I need help on how to get out without completely screwing up my chances of getting those documents or not being allowed to see my siblings. If I ask counsellors they will start drama and call the cops or child services and all that and guess what, that does NOT help me get away from her it makes it worse for me and my siblings. So how do I legally get out while stepping on eggshells? Please any suggestions I'm willing to listen


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Re: So - October 21st 2015, 04:46 AM

I definitely understand where you're coming from in that talking to a counselor or anyone of high authority will make your home life a lot worse than it already is. I know your mom would have to be notified if you talked to anyone with the responsibility of reporting things, and parents generally do not have good reactions. I know in some cases, if it is unsafe for the parents to be notified or if they are the cause of the issues, they will not be notified. If you do ever decide to talk to a counselor or someone else do keep this in mind.

I honestly do not know how you can legally go about this without harming the chances of seeing your siblings or getting any of the documents you need. You can legally do this when you are eighteen but I can see why you feel like you need to leave now. Maybe you can do some research on emancipation? Do you know of anyone you can stay with? Maybe a family member you're close with that will not inform your mom, or a friend?


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