How old where you when......

United States
March 1, 2007 7:06pm CST
you moved out of your parents house and got your own place for the first time? I was 18 and it only lasted about 6 months. I moved back home and met my then soon to be husband about 3 months later.
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@Cassy1976 (796)
• Australia
12 Jun 07
I left home when I was 17 because my dad decided that I shouldn't live there any more and I am now 30 and only went back once when I was about 24 and going through a bad breakup and had no where to go, I stayed there one night and ended up renting a caravan at the local caravan park until I got my own place not long after.
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• United States
7 Jul 07
I'm sorry you've had a strained relationship with your dad. I know that must be really hard to deal with.
@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I was 18 too, I got married and moved out, then that didn't work out so I got my own apartment with my daughter.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
Are you still a single mom?
@rdougl (469)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I was 23 and moved 1,000 miles away. I had just graduated from college and landed a job in Detroit. I married my college sweetheart 1.5 years later.
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• United States
11 Jun 07
I was 18 too. I moved out for a few months then moved back home for another several months to move back out on my own. I lived in Indiana at the time and was dating my then boyfriend now hubby. We hit a rough patch and broke up so I moved back to where I am originally from with my dad. A month later my hubby and I got back together and we moved here to where some of his family moved to (because I hated IN and he wasn't from there either or here). We stayed with his sister until we got jobs and were able to move out. I was 19 when we finally got on our feet for good.
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@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
7 Jul 07
Well I guess I did it in two steps as well hehe I actually moved out at 17 but it wasn't exactly moving out.I had been talking about how nice it would be to have my own place for some time when I heard that they were thinking about renting the small concierge apartment in my building. It had been unoccupied for 3 years and it was very small, but it looked exactly what I wanted and after talking to my parents I ended up renting it. But it was so close that it wasn't really a move out huh? MY parents were in the 4th floor and I was in the main floor. Plus the interesting part is that once I moved I actually started spending more time with my parents, go figure hehe I stayed in that apartment until I got married and came to Canada. I was 25.
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I went from home to marriage. Not a good deal. Then after the divorce, I had my own place with my children. I loved it. I was in my 30's, working and going to college. A few years later, I got married again and had a few more children. Now I have grandchildren. I like having the house full of people.
@patgalca (14265)
• Orangeville, Ontario
7 Jul 07
You mean when I really got a place on my own, by myself? Because I left my parents' home to move in with my then boyfriend (now ex-husband) when I was about 23, we got married a year later. I didn't live alone until our marriage ended 6 years later and I got my own apartment. That didn't last long either because I got pregnant within 6 months and moved in with my current husband. Actually the story is a lot longer and more complicated than that but if you have seen any of my other posts you'd know what I was talking about. We'll just leave it at that. ;)
@Debs_place (10526)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I guess I was 19, I moved back in about 3 months later - for a very short period of time...if you think teenagers are difficult to live with - you should meet my father. Then I moved out for good.
• United States
7 Jul 07
I went away to college when I was 17, but I still came home in the summers. I really moved out on my own shortly after I turned 21, when I graduated from college and started grad school. Since then, I've been living on my own, though I have had at least one roommate or someone I've been living with for all but about 10 months of that time.
@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
12 Jun 07
I was 18 I graduated wehn I was 17 than joined the service at 18 to get away from home and start my own life. I was young and dumb and thought I knew everything. I shoudla stayed at home and went straight to college but I had to do it my way.
@shan_ab (377)
• India
12 Jun 07
In my country, ie. India, kids leaving parents and living alone is not so common. I was with my parents till I completed my degree course. I was 22 then. I got job in a different city and had to move there. After 4 years, I got married and now living with my spouse. Here it is very common for people to live with parents till they get married.
@shanyuo (251)
• United States
12 Jun 07
i moved out if my parents home when I graduated high school and joined the Marine Corps