People have revealed the shocking – and often heartbreaking – reasons they chose to leave their homes and live on the streets.
Writing on the anonymous secret-sharing website Whisper, people from around the world shared their eye-opening stories, including one who chose to be homeless to escape their abusive parents.
Elsewhere, one person admitted they had decided to live on the streets after racking up ‘too much debt’, while another tragically said 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 friend on holiday, and doing so simply because they were ‘against paying rent’.
Here, FEMAIL shares a selection of the reasons why some people decided to leave their homes.
People shared the heartbreaking reasons they chose to be homeless on an anonymous forum, including one person, from Crockett, Texas, who did it to escape their abusive boyfriend
Writing on Whisper, people from around the world shared the eye-opening stories, including one person who chose to be homeless so that their boyfriend wouldn’t ‘die on the streets’
And another person, whose location is unknown, said they decided to remain 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 they decided to live on the streets after their ‘racist’ mother said they couldn’t live with her if they wanted to date their boyfriend
One man, from Newark, Delaware, said he decided to live on the streets so he could send the mother of his child rent money to ensure his son wouldn’t be homeless
Elsewhere one person, from Holden, Massachusetts, admitted that they chose to leave their home at the height of their addiction battle and massively ‘regret’ doing so
Another anonymous poster, from Fairview, Texas, admitted that they became homeless after racking up unmanageable levels of debt
One poster, from Palm Valley, Florida, tragically revealed that they made the ‘tough choice’ to be homeless in a bid to escape their ‘abusive parents’
Another person, from Edmonton, Alberta, candidly admitted that they decided to become homeless for two years to ‘find themselves’
Another person, whose location is unknown, said they decided to be homeless as a teenager so they could keep using drugs rather than go to rehab – but they are now five years sober
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 and claimed they have been ‘gaining independence’ by doing so
Another person, who is bipolar, heartbreakingly admitted they chose to be homeless for five months during a manic episode and said they ‘never want’ to go back to that place
Another person, from Bremerton, Washington, said they blew $10,000 on drugs while living on the streets and now struggle to readjust to the ‘real world’ again
Another person, from Windsor, Colorado, tragically revealed that they decided to be homeless with their brother because their father was ‘molesting’ them
One person, from Glendale, Arizona, admitted they ‘recklessly’ chose to be homeless for two years as a teenager because they wanted to ‘postpone’ facing their ‘issues’
One anonymous poster, from Boston, said they decided to live on the streets over 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 be homeless as a teenager because of their ‘toxic parents’, saying leaving their home ‘saved’ them