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Teen Dating

How do you tell your parents that you are moving out without them freaking out if you are 20 years old?

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01/23/2007

It's great that you have found a way to live on your own. Thank them for all they have done for you and explain why you are spreading your wings to leave their nest. Tell them how they can reach you, and tell them after your new place is ready, you'd like to have them over. You must speak lovingly to them no matter how sharply they speak to you. It sounds like they're having a difficult time letting go of you. Be patient with them but stand your ground. Explain that you believe you have to do this because it's time. What makes you think they aren't praising God you are leaving? LOL Seriously, most parents are caught in limbo as one part of them wants you to stay with them while the other parts wants you to be independent and get on with your life. It sounds like you have had a great relationship with your parents. If you are living in the same town or city it doesn't have to be "goodbye" but "independence" and you can always have them come for dinner on occasion or, you could go visit them once a week. When I first moved out on my own I had my parents for dinner and I always tried to visit them once a week. Most parents are just afraid that you'll forget them entirely. Don't!