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24 / M / TX
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Posted 2/5/08 , edited 2/5/08
If your parents were assholes like mine would you want to become emancitpated?

Reason for me:
1. They don't ever listen to me or my sister
2. They always think they are right even though they are not

I have more reasons but i feel like saying them
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Posted 2/5/08
emancipation:
noun
freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child


And no, stay at your parent's place.. trust me, its a hard world out there and you are damn good where you are, you just dont now about it yet =P
Stay home, finish school, find a job you like ^_^ Its just a couples years to go, you can do it ^_^
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27 / M / Samsara
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Posted 2/6/08
I think Emancipation is a good thing,because many parents treat their children like ornaments that are their to make them look better,they forget that their kids are human beings with thoughts and emotions.

If you ask me I think the whole concept of "family" is absurd and it's one of the greatest mistakes that the human race has ever made.
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See, i think familly is a great way to add more chance on our side for survival.

I dont say i am not from a disfonctionnal familly. God i hated them when i was a teenager. But with time, i hate to admit it, but the old fucker was right. (sorry, just happen to had a fight with my father tonight.. he is a freaking stubborn old bastard... they are the hardest to kill ... thats why i just got him from hospital to home from a triple infractus and the first thing he did when getting home is to light up a cigarette... anyway...Next time he take a taxi, i swear... )

He was right. He said it in a language, in a manner i couldnt understand, but he was right.

Its just the generation gap. The old way of communication vs the new way. How as a childrens you are there to "test the limit" and get pissed off when you fail.

When my father was telling me "How come 94% in mathematic? what is wrong with you! you good for nothing!!" what he meant was "I know you can do better, i know you can have 100% dont be like me, you are smarter than me, you will go farther if you push yourself trought it..."

Being parent dont come with a manual of instruction... no one tell you what to do and how to do it. You do your best. Even tho all those years studying psychology and such, i will still make mistakes as a parent (if i decide to have kids). You always want the best fro your childrens, some times you make mistakes, yeah sure, but really, you always try to push them further and try to protect them against the mistakes you made.

And us childrens? We think they know nothing. We think they are old relic from a different time and have nothing to teach us. We want to show them we are wrong and its normal. Hell, if not, we will never leave home and it will be a diseaster =P We need to think they are wrong so we get our own opinion and independance.

But hey, i learned that after about 10 years living on my own and 25 year of experience. I'm just old. The older you get, the more you realise you know nothing in life. Trust me, in 20 years, you gonna look back and realise they was somehow right. Hate to admit it... but its happenning to me =P
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22 / F / Australia.
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Posted 2/6/08
1. they are never home
2. they don't care where i go unless i'm back home for dinner
3. they don't show up when you need them and are there when not needed

they are pains, but like emancipated or whatever..
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29 / M / Canada
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no i love my parent ... yes my dad plays favorites (and im the least) ... yes they dont seem to care (exept when i go through some tuff stuff) and even then its more for show .... but i love them there my parents theyve taken good care of me throughout the year + ill be moving out soon so leave on good terms then bad
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24 / F / boring, bland ohio
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Posted 2/6/08
I think it should be used in extreme situations such as ongoing abuse.
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29 / M / New York
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Posted 2/19/08
I suppose I fall somewhere in the middle.

I despise the fact that everyone says family or parents just want the best for you. These people are human as well, subject to their own selfish desires, so not everything they do is just a way of looking out for you. Even if that were the case, they are not necessarily aware of themselves or their children's desires and needs, so there is still potential for trouble. We have something of a double standard in accepting their authority and rejecting the authority (especially the kind that uses physical punishment) of everyone else, but...

...at the same time, children do need to be raised by someone to continue our civilization. Who is better than the ones who have made it and have ? We can't really develop a test for whether someone is fit to be a parent or not, as that would require objective standards upon which we could never agree. Besides, that authority is a trade-off: they supply shelter, food, clothing, and the money to get you through the first part of your life. In a sense, you are an authority over them as well. I know it seems unfair that they get to act like they know everything and can never be wrong, that you are young and thus know nothing, but remember what they provide for you. (Of course, if they abuse you or something of that nature, you should seek help.)

It's just a necessary not-so-evil.
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Posted 2/19/08
Unless both parents are abusive alcoholics, on crack cocaine, or smoke hookah everyday, I don't really see the point of being emancipated.

Seriously, parents feed, shelter, and pay for their children's education. How good can it get? Sorry to play the devil's advocate, but really, what have the children done for their parents?

Nothing, or close to it. They get and get and complain. The fact that they get access to education as oppose to working in a field or in a sweat shop is prove enough that the parents have spent effort for their children. Also, most of the time, they probably DO know better.
Posted 2/19/08
I have felt like it many a time, but I came to realise that I've gotta get myself together first before I even decided to do something like being emancipated. Lots of things have gone on in my family, (though I can't be arsed to write them down) still I'm gonna stick it out and finish my education, get a job, get a car! and then go back to the idea
Posted 2/19/08
I wouldn't do it unless you already have plenty of money saved up and
have a place to stay at.

Ha
I always tell my mom I want to be emancipated
but ehh I have no survival skills what so ever.

I dont know what your exact situation is but if you feel you can not go
on living in their house then leave.

But if they're just annoying and stupid
then stick it out.



I have three older sibs so I could go with them
if wanted. [not likely]
My dad really pisses me off and he always has me on freakin lock down
and hes always so mean to me but hell
if anything hes what drives me to get A's so I can leave for college,
I only have 2 more years left!

Hopefully things will get better,
nothing lasts forever
if anything perhaps see this as character building.

Take care!


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22 / F / Muffin Land ~~ Co...
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Posted 2/19/08
lol practically every here thinks of there parents as bumb holes.

Well i am one of the very few who actually like my parents strange as it seems. I think that you should stick with them. MY friend wants to but.... in the end you will leave, get raped, have kids, get a bad job, die lonely with no one at your funeral....

ok maybe not as bad as that but you should probably stay.....
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27 / M / Los Angeles, Cali...
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Posted 2/19/08
i'm getting a friend of mine emancipated because she has a really shitty home life. she's staying with her boyfriend right now because her parents were either abusive or neglectful. once they learned she had a place to stay they moved out and went somewhere else. she had tried to run away several times already, and i can only imagine that made it worse.
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27 / M / The World That Wa...
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Posted 2/19/08
Naw, my parents rock. I can still see me living in my house for another 10..15...Aww heck, you know, I'm living in this damn house if I have to pry it from their cold dead fingers. XD

Seriously though, my parents would have to be serious assholes for me to get emancipated. Hell if I couldn't tolerate them anymore, I'd simply move out. It's only if after that they still continued to plague me so, i'd consider emancipation.
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76 / M / california
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Posted 2/19/08
you are actually legally your parent's property until your 18
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