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Im 19 and my parents wont let me move out

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    i’m 19 and i’m ready to move out and live with my girlfriend i’ve always been harbored and controlled and now i wanna let go, what can i do. everytime i try and move they threaten me with cops and trackers.


    • ccsmod10
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      We're thankful you reached out to us about this. It sounds like living where you are has been making you unhappy, and the people you're living with have been hyper controlling. You deserve to be somewhere that you feel free and happy.

      The specifics of laws can depend on your state. One thing you can do is Google your state + "age of majority." This will tell you the legal age at which you are allowed to live on your own and make your own decisions about housing, school, work, etc. In most states it is 18.

      If you already meet your states age of majority, your parents/guardians cannot legally stop you from moving out (except for special cases, like where a person with a disability's guardianship by their parents). If they were to call the cops, the cops most likely would tell them that they can't/won't intervene since you are over 18. If you were worried about your parents/guardians doing this, you could also call the local police at their non-emergency number (usually found by searching your town + police department non emergency number) to discuss it and let them know you are not missing / you are safe.

      We are here to support you with whatever decision you make; let us know if we can be of more help. You can post again to this forum, text chat us at, or call us at 1-800-786-2929. We are on your side.
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