By NeverEscaping - 03/02/2013 00:52 - Canada - Edmonton
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Well. It is your mommy. All mommies are like that! You just gotta talk to her and comfort her that you're not moving out yet! Tell her you love her!
Totally on board with this. My mom's already upset about it and won't stop bringing up how much she's "gonna miss [her] little puppy" when I move out. I'm fifteen. Just show her your love like 1 said, OP. Not only will she appreciate it but that's what you should be doing!
I agree with everything so far. My mother was upset for about a week before I started college, but she was able to power through most of it because she was so happy for me to be moving on with my life. I had a terrible time growing up being bullied and just hated pretty much everyone in high school so I could not wait to go to college. Moms need to see that a lot of times their kids will find more of who they are when they leave the house and need to be happy for them to be blossoming. It's fine to be sad, but try and be happy for them being their own person and taking control of their lives.
Well, you ARE 18, so you must be moving out within the year at least?
It indeed seems like it differs a lot, especially from country to country. I moved out when I was 15-16 years old, without economic support from my parents and without a job. I'm soon 18 and neither me or my partner that i live with has a job, but paying all our bills fine, because in Norway you're paid for going to college/higher secondary school. Then you look to the US where you have minimum wage, so the jobs students get can't even cover half of the bills.
I am 20 but would like to move out. what is stopping me is I have no job and even if I got one I would not be able to be active in theater or have to quit school. By staying at home I can do what I love but soon I will have to move out since I will Transfer to a college.
Personally I think all of these kind of problems are due to a lack of communication. I mean, just talk to your parents about your future plans, that way no one will be surprised or shocked if you are to move out. Besides you would find out at an earlier stage that your mother is that set on keeping you home. So I'd say talk to each other about such things.
Whether you plan on moving out in the near future or you want to stay at home while you go to college, you should talk to her. Tell her your plans so that when the time comes for you to move out it doesn't come as a shock to her. Communication is very important.
Storage? Can't you put your stuff in a sealed box and place it in your garage/attic as opposed to paying $150 a week for storage in a location where you have to drive to, and is not that secure?