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Posted 12/2/13
Let me know if a thread like this one exist.
Explain in your own opinion in great detail.

Bonus Questions:

1) If you already live on your own, what was it like for you learning how live independently?

2) What age should people move out of their parent's home?

3) What are some things that make you nervous about growing up?


Thanks a bunches.


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does being married count? Then all told been liveing on my own for 30 years
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1) I live with my roommate, would love to live on my own but the rent's too damn high. My roommate does all the chores for me... cleaning, laundry and occasionally cook for me. She owns majority of the apartment so in return I just have to deal with her bullshit.
2) When you are ready... so you won't have to move back which is far worse, for you and your parent/s.
3) Marriage and Kids.
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1: Unfortunately I don't have my own place, but I'm hoping to change that next year. I don't want a roommate either. Unless it was a girlfriend

2: I don't think there is an age you should be out of your parents place at. Just when you're ready too I guess

3: Getting old
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uncletim wrote:

does being married count? Then all told been liveing on my own for 30 years


Yes and no.
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(1) I don't live on my own, YET.

(2) I don't think there is a standard age when people necessarily have to move out of their parents house, but on the other hand.. I THINK that somewhere before 25 is a good age to start your own life.

(3) Never really gave it much thought, but now that I think about it.. the debts would probably one of my biggest problems. Ugh... I really don't want to think about it youknow.
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I live in an apartment with my roommate, whom I barely see. I do all chores myself. It's not that hard living away from my family, to be honest. I miss them sometimes, but overall, I like living where I am now. I'm not totally independent, though, because I still have to rely on my parents to pay my rent. That might have to continue until I'm out of college, unfortunately.

I would like to live without a roommate, but the rent in this area is ridiculously high. So.

I moved out when I was still 17. Age doesn't really matter much. Maturity level does. I'd say anyone 16 or over could be perfectly capable of living on their own, if they wish. Nothing wrong with living with your parents, though. I'd still be living at home if I could get to and from school, but I couldn't.

I still get a bit nervous when making my own appointments and such. I worry I'll forget something, which I do, occasionally.
Posted 12/2/13
1) Not yet. I am planning to live with a friend as my room-mate and we would take turns doing the chores!

2) The age that is suitable... I'm considering... It should be when you have a stable job. That's around 26 years old!! XD

3) Paying the bills, whether I will have any connections or not, whether I will know anything about credit cards and bank accounts and finance things, whether I will be happy as I grow older... O_O So many things!!!
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Aokidanza wrote:

I live in an apartment with my roommate, whom I barely see. I do all chores myself. It's not that hard living away from my family, to be honest. I miss them sometimes, but overall, I like living where I am now. I'm not totally independent, though, because I still have to rely on my parents to pay my rent. That might have to continue until I'm out of college, unfortunately.

I would like to live without a roommate, but the rent in this area is ridiculously high. So.

I moved out when I was still 17. Age doesn't really matter much. Maturity level does. I'd say anyone 16 or over could be perfectly capable of living on their own, if they wish. Nothing wrong with living with your parents, though. I'd still be living at home if I could get to and from school, but I couldn't.

I still get a bit nervous when making my own appointments and such. I worry I'll forget something, which I do, occasionally.



How come you moved out at seventeen if you don't mind me asking?
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1) Still live with my parents, will move out as soon as I transfer/finish college('s)

2) Depends on the individuals situation, but if the person is lazy and has no desire to do anything, then probably 18-21, but for someone who put's most of his time in his/her studies and works very hard and doesn't have any money to move out, and is comfortable being among his family then I would say as soon as he/she finishes his/her studies (hopefully it being college) and then get them to move out as long as they find a job that enables them to get a home. So probably 22-24 in that case (just my opinion anyway)

3) Thinking of all the time I've wasted in the past that didn't contribute anything to my personal well-being or for the greater good.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


Aokidanza wrote:

I live in an apartment with my roommate, whom I barely see. I do all chores myself. It's not that hard living away from my family, to be honest. I miss them sometimes, but overall, I like living where I am now. I'm not totally independent, though, because I still have to rely on my parents to pay my rent. That might have to continue until I'm out of college, unfortunately.

I would like to live without a roommate, but the rent in this area is ridiculously high. So.

I moved out when I was still 17. Age doesn't really matter much. Maturity level does. I'd say anyone 16 or over could be perfectly capable of living on their own, if they wish. Nothing wrong with living with your parents, though. I'd still be living at home if I could get to and from school, but I couldn't.

I still get a bit nervous when making my own appointments and such. I worry I'll forget something, which I do, occasionally.



How come you moved out at seventeen if you don't mind me asking?


I don't mind. I moved out in August of this year, so I was still 17 then. I had to move to go to college, because I don't have a driver's license and my parents don't have time to be my personal chauffer.
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Ah I see now.


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1.)well, I actually can move out with me having two jobs and all. But, i'm going to stay till I finish college; no sense in putting more pressure on my self then it already is.

2.) one of the people I work with moved out at 16, which is pretty impressive when I think about it. you can move out anytime you like, but be ready to do overtime at work if I comes down to it.

3.) when I turn 70, I hope i'm not in a wheelchair........
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Hmmm.. I've lived on my own since I graduated college.. I went to college at 17 (had roommates in campus housing), moved completely away at 20 (solo apartment).

I'm not sure I was totally ready when I moved into my own apartment, to be honest. Should've worked harder to keep the place clean and such.

1) If you already live on your own, what was it like for you learning how live independently?
Pretty nice! I sleep odd hours, so being able to wake up at 2am and start working without bothering anyone else is quite wonderful.

2) What age should people move out of their parent's home?
That's tougher. I don't know if there is a best age to leave, rather whatever feels right for everyone involved might be best.

3) What are some things that make you nervous about growing up?
Making sure I can pay my rent or mortgage always weigh heavily on me. Same with home repairs and such.
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Hmm I've lived on my own since college, I changed colleges on my 2nd year, and after 6 months after some exciting and really good decisions I got my own house.
1) In my case it wasn't hard living alone, since the moment I moved a lot of things were happening so I was focused on different things and never thought about being alone so it was easier, also I already knew how to cook and always did my things so that was a plus, the only thing that I had problems with, was with services and some properties paperwork, since that's something I had no idea about.
2) I don't have a number for that, but I might say that once you're done with college might be the moment, if you're not studying and are working or wandering that might also be a good time, definitely if you're getting married or want to live with someone, you should be out of you're parents house for many reasons
3) I was thinking about this a couple hours ago, and I remember that when I was at Highschool and during my first 2 years of college I was nervous and afraid of having a family, about work; if I was going to be able to have a good job, how much I was going to make, if I could afford a place, but things changed as time went by, and now I have nothing to worry about I already have more than what most people dream to get, maybe about how my kids behave when they are 18 or around that age... I have no worries or anything
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