I’m so very sorry for all you have been through. It’s very sad that you lost your parents so young. It’s even sadder that your aunt mistreats you. No kid should be beaten – ever.
As hard as things are, running away with your boyfriend is a bad idea. Although your boyfriend may mean well, he is in a dangerous situation. He’s 19 and you are only 13. If the two of you are having sex, he is committing a crime. If you run away with him, he could be arrested for kidnapping. In most states, it doesn’t matter if you consent. The age difference still makes it against the law for him to be in a sexual relationship with you or to take you out of state. Furthermore, if he had injured or killed the guy who raped you, he would also be arrested. At 19, he should know better.
You need some outside help but I don’t think your boyfriend is the one to provide it. I encourage you to call the Florida Child Abuse Hotline: 800-962-8273 to report how your aunt is treating you. If things are really bad at home, they may help you find another place to live.
Instead of running away, you can call the Boys and Girls Town Hotline to get advice about how to make your life better. Call 800-448-3000 and talk to one of the counselors there. Caring counselors are available 24/7 for kids like you.
You made an important start by writing to us here at Psych Central. Now I hope you will take the next step and make those phone calls.
I wish you well.