Fight or Flight? Why Some People Choose to Flee Ever have the urge to just... disappear? A British man deeply in debt faked his own death and turned up five years later with "amnesia." A runaway bride stressed by her wedding plans left town to avoid taking her vows. Why do people run?
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Fight or Flight? Why Some People Choose to Flee

Fight or Flight? Why Some People Choose to Flee

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Ever have the urge to just... disappear? A British man deeply in debt faked his own death and turned up five years later with "amnesia." A runaway bride stressed by her wedding plans left town to avoid taking her vows.

Advice columnist Amy Dickinson, who writes the syndicated "Ask Amy" column, talks about why people decide to drop everything and flee.