iNDEPENDENCY!!!!

United States
June 6, 2007 11:58pm CST
HOW OLD wERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED LIVING INDEPENDENTLY? DID YOU STRUGGLE? HOW DID YOU COPE UP? AnD IF YOURE NOT, DO YOU HAVE PLANS OF LiVING INDEPENDENTLY? WHEN?
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• India
7 Jun 07
i was always independent..i mean i was always allowd to be..though there were some restrictions which i consider should be there so that u dont misutilize ur freedom...
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• United States
7 Jun 07
so youre still living with your parents???
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
I started living independently when I was 21! Its funny because my parents were really not keen on letting me live on my own. I had to device a tactic to get my independence. What I did was to move to my sister's place in another city so that they would feel secure in the thought that I am in safe hands. Then when they were already used to not having me at home, I then made my move to apply for a job in Manila (capital city of the Philippines). And the rest they say is history. I must say I had a hard time at first living on my own. There was no one to do things for me, no one to take care of myself but me. But then I got used to it and now I am not struggling as I did before:P My parents have also accepted my independence and I think they are quite proud that I made it on my own.
• United States
13 Jun 07
thanx for sharing...
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• United States
7 Jun 07
I moved away from home at 18, but I was living in the college dorms that my parents helped pay for so that wasn't very independent. I recently got married so we have our own place now, but my parents keep asking us how they can help us even though we're very well able to pay the bills. My husband is in the military and is being sent away for 4 months, so I will be living on my own then, but will still have his income to help pay the bills.
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• United States
8 Jun 07
how old were you when you got married?
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• United States
8 Jun 07
20
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• United States
9 Jun 07
so you have leave independently for 2 years....
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@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I am a 46 yr. old woman....I have lived on my own since I was 16 years old.....I worked hard all of my life and have had children that many years as well...many times it was extremely difficult....but I was unwilling to allow any of those people who said that I would never make it to be correct......it made me a stronger, more independent person...so I am glad they were so skeptical back then......LOL
• United States
7 Jun 07
wow 16? thats too early....did you find it hard at first? how did you manage? you were so young...people here in the philippines are thinking of independency when they are in there 30's. i admire you.
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• United States
7 Jun 07
I gave birth to my first child 4 months after I turned 16....I moved out of my mother's home when she was 3 months old...BUT without the support and childcare that my mother provided me with for the next several months...I am sure that I would never have made it...she is an amazing woman... By the time I was 17, I had moved several 100 miles away and never had to ask her for help again....I managed the best of my abilities...I worked hard and made good friends who also heped...and I helped them...I am proud that I have always been able to provide a good home for my children....
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@ctrymuziklvr (11060)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I don't know if you would call it independently but I was married when I was 18 years old. Leaving my parents house at that age I would say I was being independent. It wasn't easy because my husband was only 19 but we managed.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I really dont know. I came from the era when women lived at home until they married. I did want to move out when I was in my early 20's but my parents would not let me. In my generation children did not go against the wishes of their parents. I had some time after my divorce. But most of my live I have shared with someone so I really dont know much about being totally independent as in all by myself.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I moved on my own when I was 19. It was very weird at first being alone and away from parents, but I've learned to quickly adopt to the situation. And it is just fabulous for me today.
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@bdkiller (202)
• United States
5 May 08
i was 18 years old when i left chicago for a job in las vegas. i like living on my own i feel so independent. although there are times that i miss my family and my hometown.
@micaella (396)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
i started to be indepentdent since i learned my responsibilities in life as a daughter, and as a sister. When i started to value the efforts of my parents for us, value my job , value money, everything ..... Lots of trials came to me.... But i just always keep in mined that the best thing in life is should have courage! Thats LIfe!
3 Jul 07
I started independently in my late 20s.It was not that bad.I was able to adapt and fend for myself
@beauty_ph (2751)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
I think the essence of my existing status is independent. But still not totally into it since I live with my parents. I do help them financially and even though I live alone sometimes in my brother's house, they come and visit. And we share things to pay or buy.