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Old 07-26-2013, 12:24 PM
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Default How old were you when you moved out?

How far away from your family did you move? Were you going to college?

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Old 07-26-2013, 12:29 PM
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I had JUST turned 18 a few weeks prior to moving out. I moved an hour away to a much larger city, for school. Didn't end up staying in school, never went back to live with/near my parents.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:33 PM
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I was 19. It was very...sudden. Not planned at all. I moved to a family friend's rental about two miles away for about 5 months and then 1,000 miles away for a touch shy of a year.

I was going to school when I moved out and I did finish up my semester. However, I didn't return (though plan this September). I've got no regrets, though I do wish it had been under different circumstances.

Oh, my dog came with me and sadly my horse was sold before we went West.

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Old 07-26-2013, 12:42 PM
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I was 21. I moved about five miles away, and I was going to school, although that's not why I moved out.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:45 PM
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I was 16 when I moved out to live on my own in an apartment belonging to a bunch of college kids.

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Old 07-26-2013, 12:47 PM
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:48 PM
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First time I was 18, then Moved back in when I was 19 and out again 4 months later.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:53 PM
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I was 19. Not planned at all and last minute decision. Moved in with my now husband

Went to college from home and dont know if I wouldve counted a dorm as actual moving out (as you still go back home for breaks etc).
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:58 PM
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I did the college thing for 4 years after high school and lived about 3 hours away. Then about a month and a half after I graduated, I got married and lived 2 hours away. I liked living 2-3 hours away. I do not like living 9.5 hours away, but I think there is a weird thing that happens in the 7-12 hour range. It's short enough that it could be a day of driving back home, so you feel compelled to go back for 'things'. But it's a full days drive, so you spend 2 days of your trip in the car and are grumpy about it

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Old 07-26-2013, 01:00 PM
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I moved out for 3 or 4 months at age 19, but when I couldn't find a job, I came home (I moved about 1.5 hours away).

I moved out again a little less than a year later, at 20. I was going to school, but I didn't live there. I worked and lived at home to save up money to pay rent for my first year (saved up since high school ended, so for 2 years), and worked through school.

I moved back home two years later after spending 3 months hospitalized. Then I got pregnant, and decided to stay home. So now at 23, I'm living back with my parents.

I'm not sure when I'll move out again, but it'll most likely be before my 24th birthday. The living situation isn't bad at all, but I do want my own place again.

I'd say close to half of my friends between the ages of 20-25 still live at home. Two of my mom's siblings lived with their parents well into their adult lives (well, moved back home in their late 20s/late 30s, and stayed for an extended period of time).
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