Let me see if I can explain the situation here... I'm 22... and I still live at home. I'm currently not working either.. actually sad to say I never had a job. Here's where the problem comes into play... You see, my family is very, very controlling and abusive towards me. Verbally and physically. This isn't something new, it's been like this since I was little... Sat night, I was beaten up... badly. I was told that I should of called the cops but you see that's where the other problem lies too. According to this state's law, if my mom was arrested, she would lose her job/her career all together, which means, there goes the roof over my head - not just for me but for everyone else here. Knowing this, is the reason why I couldn't do anything about it... My long distance-friend said I should of called the cops, and as many times as I tried to tell him the reason why I cant, the more we ended up arguing.. (as of right now, he's currently mad at me and doesn't want me to talk with him...) (out of all times/days.. that had to happen ~_~) If I leave from here and move out, my family will not have any contact with me what-so-ever... plus that will leave my younger sister in this house too, not knowing what will happen to her.. Stupid as this sounds, but I care about my family.. I still love them. But I hate how they treat me. I hate their personality towards me. And yet I still care about them... (does that make any sense? am I wrong to do so? -even though they don't deserve it?) OT, long story short.. I need to get out of here. But I don't know how too... What am I suppose to do here? I need.. help. Anything... I'm scared... that the one friend, my only friend that I have will always be mad at me too. It sucks not being able to talk to him... it hurts.. badly. I'm lost, I'm stuck, and I don't know what to do.