People have revealed the shocking – and often heartbreaking – reasons why they chose to leave their homes and live on the streets.
Write on the anonymous secrets sharing website To whisper, people around the world shared their revealing stories, including one who chose to be homeless to escape their abusive parents.
Elsewhere, one person admitted that they decided to live on the street after getting into ‘too much debt’, while another said tragically that they chose to leave their home at the height of their addiction battle.
Others shared more candid reasons, such as saving money to buy an apartment and take their boyfriend on vacation, simply because they were “against paying rent.”
Here FEMAIL shares a selection of the reasons why some people decided to leave their home.
People shared the heartbreaking reasons they chose to be homeless in an anonymous forum, including a person from Crockett, Texas, who did it to escape their abusive friend
Writing on Whisper, people from all over the world shared the eye-opening stories, including one person who chose to be homeless so their friend wouldn’t ‘die on the street’
And another person, whose location is unknown, said they decided to stay homeless to pay for their best friend, who is suicidal, to go to Cuba with them.
Another person, from Virginia, revealed that they chose to live on the streets for a few months because they were ‘against paying rent’
Elsewhere, another person revealed that they decided to live on the street after their ‘racist’ mom said they couldn’t live with her if they wanted to date their boyfriend
A man from Newark, Delaware, said he decided to live on the street so that he could send his child’s mother rent to keep his son from becoming homeless.
Elsewhere, one person, from Holden, Massachusetts, admitted that they chose to leave their home at the height of their addiction struggles and “regretted” it en masse.
Another anonymous poster, from Fairview, Texas, admitted they became homeless after accumulating uncontrollable debt
A poster, from Palm Valley, Florida, tragically revealed they made the ‘difficult choice’ to be homeless in an attempt to escape their ‘abusive parents’
Another person, from Edmonton, Alberta, openly admitted they decided to be homeless for two years to ‘find themselves’
Another person, whose location is unknown, said they had decided to become homeless as a teenager so they could continue using drugs instead of going to rehab – but they have been sober for five years now.
Another person from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania said they chose to be homeless after their sister was evicted, arguing that “ family comes first. ”
Another anonymous poster, from Vancouver, said they decided to live on the streets for a few months, claiming that this made them “ independent. ”
Another person, who is bipolar, heartbreakingly admitted that they chose to remain homeless during a manic episode for five months and said they “never want to go back” to that place.
Another person from Bremerton, Washington said they wasted $ 10,000 on drugs living on the streets and are now struggling to adjust to the ‘real world’
Another person from Windsor, Colorado, tragically revealed that they decided to be homeless with their brother because their father was ‘harassing’ them
A person from Glendale, Arizona, admitted that they “recklessly” chose to remain homeless for two years as a teenager because they wanted to “put off” facing their “problems”.
An anonymous poster, from Boston, said they decided to live on the streets instead of living with their parents, who were drug addicts, and said they would make the same decision again
Another poster, whose location is unknown, said they decided to become homeless as a teenager because of their ‘toxic parents’, saying that leaving their home ‘saved’ them