My little sister ran away when I was 19 and she was 14--15. It was the single most horrific thing that had ever happened to my family. It was a torturous nightmare. My mother had a nervous breakdown and had to be hospitalized. My dad was constantly trying to work with police and help them track her down. The police went to her school and to all her friends' houses, where they still lived with their parents, and interviewed them ALL trying to get all, if any, information on where she might be. They were hoping she had said something to someone that might help them find her.
They were hoping they wouldn't find her dead.
As for me, I did not sleep for two weeks. I almost lost my mind and one night in the middle of the morning at 2am, after a week of no sleep, I went out my front door and began aimlessly walking around in the dark calling her name.
It was so quiet outside, and all you could hear was my voice yelling, "Sandra, Sandraaaaa, where are you?"
She wasn't even the same city any more .
My brother and sister would not leave their homes in case she called. They missed school and work and because of that, they lost their jobs and their college grades suffered.
Young people have NO IDEA WHAT THEY DO TO THEIR FAMILY WHEN THEY RUN AWAY. They do not have the skills TO THINK AHEAD on how they will live or even eat. They THINK THEY HAVE A "PLAN", but it is not a real solid safe plan .
There are NO SOLID SAFE PLANS when you run away. Not only that, once you come back, the police will insist on turning your family over to social services to get help or counseling... IF YOU MAKE IT HOME ALIVE.
While you're gone, the thoughts your family are imagining of what you are going through is more than they can handle. The police will search all family computers and all phone records to find you in hopes they can find you before some psycho does.
There are predators in this world just looking for runaways like you to do awful things to whether you are male or female.
You have no idea what you are getting into. Don't do this and I mean it. You WILL be sorry.