At what age did you leave your parent's house?

  • pharmstudent

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    Jan 18, 2013 6:58 AM GMT
    At 18 I left for college to never return but I was broke to finance gradschool- so I came back 2 years ago. I'm 25 now, back at home, but I just can't wait to move out in 6mo.

    So when did you move out from home? Did you leave in good terms or was there an altercations that pushed you otherwise? And do you regret your action for leaving or staying.
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:51 AM GMT
    18. although I came back for a few summer breaks. and now I own the place. (I don't live in their house tho.)
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Jan 18, 2013 8:42 AM GMT
    18 to join the USMC.
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:02 PM GMT
    18 for college .....
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:08 PM GMT
    19 but was prepared to move out at 18 when I came out.
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:12 PM GMT
    I left my parents' home at age 9. I went away to a new school and lived at my grandparents' house, where I stayed until leaving for college.
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:33 PM GMT
    Outside of college, I was there until just recently (25). I would have moved out sooner but complications with my job, I stood in place until I knew where I would be working next. Didn't feel like moving twice. It sure made paying off my car and college loans easy, and rent was cheap.
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:46 PM GMT
    Moved away from home during college. Back at home now, thinking I'll move out in a year, so 23 for me.
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:46 PM GMT
    18
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:48 PM GMT
    20. I come back during summer breaks tho.
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:00 PM GMT
    17. I do not regret it but it wasn't my choice, I had to leave.
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:00 PM GMT
    17


    However, I went back at 24 after my heart surgery...couldn't live alone. icon_neutral.gif
  • thatirishbast...

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    Jan 18, 2013 7:02 PM GMT
    17. Dropped out of high school and ran away with Riverdance.
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:06 PM GMT
    18.

    thatirishbastard said17. Dropped out of high school and ran away with Riverdance.


    I believe you, but for some reason I find the way you put it very amusing.

    My best friend from high school dropped out at 17 and moved to NYC to be a Broadway dancer. A good friend from college dropped out to be a circus showgirl. It happens. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:12 PM GMT
    I went away to college but came home during the summer. And then I came home after I graduated for a while. Hell, I'd probably still be living with my parents if they hadn't sold the house and moved to Ohio. I like having my meals cooked for me and my laundry done and being cleaned up after and having a car with a full tank of gas sitting in the driveway.
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:14 PM GMT
    Here where I live the minimum wage is around 330$/month. The cost for renting a one-room apartment in 350$/month minimum. Every car costs at least 100% the price paid by an American consumer. Bodybuilding supplements are mostly imported from US and Canada and it's needless to say that they cost a fortune here. Salaries in my profession range from 1000$ to 2000$/month, occasionally reaching 3500$ for some public sector workers (believe it or not)

    No wonder most of my Brazilian coworkers won't leave their parent's house until they're 30 -- which coincides with the period when they marry and can join incomes, pretty much the only way to afford a middle class lifestyle.
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:16 PM GMT
    19. I'm in the dorms for college but I go home for breaks/summers... so I've left la casa de los padres, but I haven't formally moved out. If that makes sense.
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:18 PM GMT
    18 the first time for college. But dropped out and returned home, to leave permanently at 20 for the US Army.
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:19 PM GMT
    15. My parents decided to move to New Jersey and I decided to stay with my sister and her family in Charleston (SC). I decided to stay because I wasn't interested in attending private school in Jersey and I didn't want to move away from my friends. My relationship with my family has never changed. Today, it's very awesome!
  • pharmstudent

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    Jan 18, 2013 7:21 PM GMT
    correct me if I'm wrong but 17 seems a very young age to move out. It almost sounds naive and I can't image how you can make a decent money afford apt and all the other stuff.
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    Jan 18, 2013 8:03 PM GMT
    Neight saidla casa de los padres


    Lol. When I was your age we called them "parental units" or "rents" for short. 80's slang.

    Now I just call them the old farts who won't stop bothering me about irrelevant stuff. (jk, jk)
  • owen19832006

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    Jan 18, 2013 8:04 PM GMT
    22, had graduated from uni and moved abroad to do my masters, left parents house for good.
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    Jan 18, 2013 8:07 PM GMT
    In my heart I've never left home. I might have considered joining a commune as a teen. But my parents screamed at me to continue education and at 18 kicked me out of the house. Then they sold the fucking thing and moved back onto the boat as soon as I left. I think it was that last party I threw. Only one that ever screwed up. Mostly they went well. This time we made a terrible mess. Sloe gin all over the fucking place. I know the asshole who did it too. While I was sleeping. I don't think it was personal; he was just an asshole. Wow, was mom mad when they got home. Fucking stains wouldn't come out of anything so mom just sold the place.

    Anyway, I came home from college during that first break and my house was gone. Tricky parents.

    Actually they docked at the top of the strip in Lauderdale. I had the best parking spot for spring breaks when Lauderdale was the hot spot. It was pretty cool.

    I never wanted to leave home. I only left because they wanted me to be on my own, as good parents do, I suppose. But I don't like this. Never did and still don't. Now they've left me for the grave until the end of my life. And I miss them every day. Sometimes I just wanna go home. Only now there is no home. I never cared much for being out in the world on my own. I do it, but I don't like it.
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    Jan 18, 2013 8:13 PM GMT
    I couldn't move out until I was 24. I didn't make enough money, and I didn't know where to go. I should have left a lot sooner. icon_sad.gif
  • Montague

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    Jan 18, 2013 8:16 PM GMT
    I left at 16 hah..but only because I moved to my grandmothers house with my cousin since it was a 4BD 3BTH Ranch house not in use!! (By the by: G-ma's house was empty because she passed away in 1997 and my aunt was taking care of it but didn't live there.)