Yes. Missing your family is an entirely natural reaction. Even if you were mistreated, the loss you are experiencing is completely understandable. These people are your family, you have grown up with and love them. During these times you may feel like contacting them just wishing to hear a familiar voice, a mother, sister, brother or father. You might be hoping that they will hear and understand your point of view. Or if time has passed, that things might have improved. At these times it will be important to remember why you left and to think clearly.
Give yourself a reality check. Do you think things will be different? Are they really going to allow you to be free and make independent choices? Is it right for people to hurt you just because they are your family? Picture yourself returning home compared to how relieved you felt when you first experienced freedom. It is at these times we encourage you to call the helpline and read the stories of others just like you. Many others have experienced just what you are going through and yet they stood by their decision and survived.