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SatisfactionBroughtItBack
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I have decided that I should move out of my family house very soon.
I'm going on seventeen this year and some people may argue that thats too young to live alone..
But my problem is this:
I NEED to leave home
Its not that my parents are bothering me or anything.There have been serious family problems over the past while but we have crossed that bridge now I think.Things at home are,in the usual sense of the word..'fine'.But I keep feeling like I shouldnt be here any more.Everyone I know still live with their parenst and probably will till after college.So dont be mistaken into thinking I'm just following the crowd.
I have this itch to be somewhere else,anywhere else at all.And I'm getting a good job this year that might provide the basis for renting an apartment.
But how am I going to explain all this to my parents?
I've tried to tell them that I feel like I have to be somewhere else and they mistook me,they thought I meant something to do with not LIKING living with them..They also said it isnt legal for someone under 18 to move out without parents consent.Is this true?If it isnt,is there any way I can convince them to just let me fly the nest?I have to get outta here.This feeling is so unbearably uncomfortable.

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Well, I don't know about the laws in Ireland, but in the US, it's damn near impossible to rent an apartment if you are under 18. Then it's impossible to sign a contract for electricity, gas, water, etc.

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SatisfactionBroughtItBack
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Well apparently over here if I am kicked out of my house the government will buy me a house.But I wont be kicked out because my parents are very clingy.I'm not sure of our laws either and am having trouble finding it out.|But my main problem here is,how I let my parents know I want out and that it isnt because I dont love them or anything.
..Sometimes I think I'm crazy and maybe I should see a shrink or something.There must be something wrong with me if I keep having such weird feelings [Frown]

[ 05-23-2007, 03:14 PM: Message edited by: SatisfactionBroughtItBack ]

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