That Bad Night
17 years old and I ran away last year, in April. You see, my mother was
drinking all day, and we had a family get together earlier that day. Anyway,
we got home and she was fine for a while. I took a bath, and when I got
out, i got dressed, and I was trying to find my brush. Mom's boyfriend
and my brother were somewhere else at that time.
Like I said, I was scared, of a lot of things. I didn't even feel the rain outside, and I didn't care that my socks were wet, I just ran. I ran like a scared rabbit. I ran to my friends house, and I told her and her family what happened, and they let me stay the night. I was scared the whole time. Every time I heard a noise upstairs, cause we were in the basement, I thought my mom was there. I've been scared of her, from past experiences, but anyway I couldn't sleep all night. I dozed off, and woke up at every noise I heard.
The next day, my mom called that friends house, and we talked for a few minutes, but I don't know if she remembers anything she does when she's drunk. I went home a little later, and we talked some more. I was home after that, and the rest of my family even stopped by to see if I was okay, but none of them really understand my problems.
I don't think it's right to run away, I don't think it solves anything, but I understand people who run away from situations like that. Sometimes, there's just no other way. You can't control the way your parents act, so running away is sometimes the only solution, it seems.
Since the cops weren't involved in this, I didn't get a chance to tell a professional what happened, with mom.
I would advise teens in abusive home situations, though, to get some help. Running away isn't the answer. If you just need to talk with someone do that before running away.
be with you all.