May 23, 2008 4:35pm CST
one of my friends want to run away from home. i try to convince her to stay but i dont really know what to tell her know. she told me not to tell no one, because she trust me i want to tell but i dont want to ruin our friendship what should i do?
23 May 08
Hi yougotme welcome to mylot and best of luck to you. Try to convince her again. Or maybe she have good reasons to do that and you must give support. If not, try to show her that life isn't so easy this way. Job, pay bills, responsability, and much more. Be free don't mean have fun all the time. But I think that you must respect the trust in your friendship. good luck
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23 May 08
Since you didn't tell us the reason as to why your friend wants to run away from home, I can't help in that respect. However, when reasoning with your friend make sure your friend knows what will await her outside the security of the home. Where will she live? How will she pay for food? Transportation? Housing? Living on the street is dangerous. Handouts are hard to come by, especially now where people have less and less to spare. It can get cold at night. There is no shower, no clean set of clothes to change into. She puts herself at risk of being mugged, raped, and abused. Therefore, she should greatly reconsider her options. I see you are 16. Once she is done with school she can move on to college or get a job. She can move out, live in her own place and have the means to support herself. Something that is very difficult without at least something like a high school diploma. Now if she is being abused she can go to the authorities. She may be able to get placed in a group home or even on her own with financial help.