I've been thinking about this for a long long time and I haven't heard it mentioned on this forum before. I know a lot of people feel as though they have no other options but to kill themselves, but has anybody out there ever thought about just leaving behind their old lives, moving away and starting a-new? I also feel like a lot of people on here have issues with feeling trapped, not just by their surroundings but their friends, families and spouses and also being consumed by the amount of loneliness they're experiencing. All of these things are true of me: My hometown brings me nothing but misery, it's where all the bad stuff has happened to me in the past and being here is just a constant reminder. The friends who wronged me are still around and I feel like I have to see them all the time, like there's no escape. How can I forget and move on if I can't escape them? The family members and friends who treat me like dirt know that they can always get a hold of me because they have all of my phone numbers and they know where I live. Surrounded by all of these bad people I feel lonelier than ever and I also just feel like people around here don't get me. Maybe if I was somewhere else, with new people... they might? I just want to get away. I want to leave. And I am going to make the steps towards doing so first thing in the morning. Escaping everyone and everything has got to be better than death, right?