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I think I would be, but it would be great to have a roommate,or a partner.
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dirty_soap_dish wrote:

Ok....been on my own for a long, long time. If I'd known then what I know now, I would have never left. Granted, leaving for the Navy at 18 led to my successful career, I missed valuable time with my folks. Now they're no longer here. They were good friends and decent people. My son can stay with me until he's 100 for all I care. But I encourage him to see the world first.




You sound like an amazing parent. I'm sorry for your losses back then. I've got major respect for you.
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You bet!! I can't wait for the kids to move out, I'm going to have soooo much cash!!
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kiritokazumi wrote:

I think I would be, but it would be great to have a roommate,or a partner.


Depends on who the roommate or partner is and how you can stand each other.
Just saying.
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Ugh no...xD
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1) If you already live on your own, what was it like for you learning how live independently?
Living is expensive. While I was back at my parents I would pay for everything myself so the only bills I added by moving out were rent and utilities.

2) What age should people move out of their parent's home?
Whenever they are ready to. It depends on the situation, but if you are healthy and capable of taking care of yourself I'd say it gets a little weird if you are older than 21.

3) What are some things that make you nervous about growing up?
In my case its more anxiousness. I have enough money saved to last for a while and make enough to scrape by on my paychecks. I'm getting ready to graduate from college and am more excited than anything, I'm just hoping to find a decent job.



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I would worry about paying the bills, doing taxes, or anything involving math....hate math.
Other than that I should be alright far as cooking, cleaning, and laundry. Having a job is important to have and of course being ready to handle life on your own. I just want the impossible when its really unnecessary.
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Interesting topic... Here goes:

1: I don't live with either of my parents, I live with some family friends who basically took on the role of being my family... I'm still expected to work and pay rent (I work for them as a ranch-hand....It's not too bad actually. I feed the animals, and do other various chores when asked) Buuuut I don't live alone and by no means am I actually capable of supporting myself on my own. My day job doesn't pay enough (when my boss actually DOES pay me) for me to afford rent and food and utilities on my own.... So I more or less need to be living with someone..... I've "been away from home" for about 10 months or so... It's not easy and it's stressful because there's between 7-9 people on the ranch where I live on any given day. And more people means more drama, and more drama means more people are stressed, and the more everyone gets stressed the angrier they tend to be. I've had to figure out how to pretend to like people when I really hope that they step in dog crap (or worse) I've had to learn to communicate better and to stand up for myself (which I'm really not good at.) And I've had to deal with threats of physical violence from one of the other people on the ranch. (Fuuuuun right?)

All in all, I'm not ready to be out on my own, and I'm pretty much struggling to act like an adult. So I left too soon, which wasn't my choice at all. Due to family circumsances I can't live with either of my parents, which I think is starting to freak my mom out a lot more than it used to.

2: I think people should move out when they are capable of supporting themselves.... Or Have someone they're willing to move into an apartment or something with and support themselves with. It doesn't do anyone anygood if you move out and can't pay your rent.

3: EVERYTHING about growing up makes me nervoue because EVERYTHING is rather uncertain for me right now. I'm not sure where I'll be living in the next few months. I'm not sure if or when I'll even be able to go to college. And I'm afraid of being alone. I'm not a very social person, and I tend to have trouble keeping people who are close to me close..... So.... Everything about growing up makes me nervous.
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I did it for a little while and it was OK. I enjoyed having parties and inviting friends over. Taking young ladies home from the bar was the sole purpose of my living alone, but I was always too lazy to keep my place clean and often felt uneasy about bringing someone into that messy scene. I've been married 20 years now, and honestly I'd be lost without my wife and kids!
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2) Whenever that person is ready. I feel like...before 20, though. Don't live with your parents for too long. You'll get spoiled. Get out and make mistakes. Mistakes make great stories. You should collect stories all throughout your life.
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Living your life somewhat Silver Spoon style...huh?
Have you seen the series though?


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i guess by "on your own" you mean not with parents/guardians... as far as age, i guess it depends on how willing the person is to pay the expenses that comes with living on one's own... having an apartment that is payed for by parents IMO doesn't count for being "on your own"

since my parents don't pay anything for me (a kind soul pays for my cell and I pay for everything else), I guess I'm on my own. I rent a room in in someone's house so I'm not living by myself, but I pay rent etc etc anyway it wasn't hard adjusting since growing up I was left to fend for myself a lot anyway~

only thing i'm nervous about is how i'm gonna pay all my student loans
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I am not ready yet to live on my own since I have to overcome my fear of living by myself.

1) If you already live on your own, what was it like for you learning how live independently?
Not sure how to answer since I am not living on my own just yet, so I will say the chicken crossed the road to be a rebel. c:

2) What age should people move out of their parent's home?
It may be a good idea if a individual that is about twenty or older should make plans and set aside money so he or she can get their own place (if they want to do that plan.)

3) What are some things that make you nervous about growing up?
When I was a child, the only few things that worried me were would I be homeless or overweight or uglier.
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1) If you already live on your own, what was it like for you learning how live independently?

I did live on my own, for a while, but they kicked me out of the military for BS mental stuff. It was nice to be able to decide everything for myself, not be nagged all the time. Pop-tarts and a can of Coke Zero was the literal breakfast of heroes.

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

This is mostly a socio-cultural issue. The standard 18 in the U.S. was because of conscription during the Vietnam era, where 18 year old males were often drafted into the military upon reaching legal adulthood. 18 became the de facto "moving out" age, and unfortunately that has not changed to meet the socio-cultural issues of our time.

If you ask me, though: 19-20, if they're not helping with finances and/or going to college.

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

Nothing, really. Though I'm not great with math I can do a budget if need be, and the "freedom" would be worth it.
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