Age you left home

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by lamina, Feb 10, 2007.

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At what age did you leave home?

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  1. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #1
    At what age did you leave home?

    Obv don't answer if you haven't left home yet.
     
  2. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    I was 18, nearly 19 when I moved out to go to uni. I'm still home most weekends though so I haven't really disconnected in that sense though (as much as I'd like to).
     
  3. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    i left around 19-20 but then came back for a bit and left again. now of course i am gone for good.
     
  4. someguy macrumors 68020

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    I was 20. I moved out of my parents' house and into a place with my girlfriend. This was just last June. :)
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    I was 18. Didn't move long though, as there is 4 apartments in the house where I grew up (of which my mother owns/controls 3), and I just moved one floor down, and later vertically to the other side of the house when my grandmother moved into "my" flat.

    Didn't buy my first place until I was 26...
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    !9, at which point I flitted off to university.
     
  7. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    Jeez this makes me feel kinda weird.

    I'm 22 in my 2nd year of university...

    I don't get how people my age can afford to live on their own. Stuff costs a lot of money.
     
  8. vniow macrumors G4

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    I was 20 I think then I moved out permanently. I had a temporary arrangement away from home when I was 19 but I didn't leave permanently until a year later. They were moving back across the country around that time to some place I really really didn't want to be so I moved in with my now ex-girlfriend (which was a disaster but that's a different thread).
     
  9. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

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    Indeed. I coped by cutting down on unnecessary stuff wherever I could. :eek:

    Are you looking to move out of your parents at the moment then, lamina?
     
  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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  11. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    Almost 23 and still at home... I have no need to live on my own as of now, but it would be nice to live somewhere else. Hopefully when I transfer I'll get to go somewhere cool.
     
  12. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Imagine, then, the kids who have home leave them (or get passed off from home to home, or live in group homes, etc.).
     
  13. Lau Guest

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    I couldn't wait to leave home and moved out when I was 18, having desperately wanted to since I was about 13 or 14. I ended up staying with my parents again for six months when I was 22 to get some money together before I started uni. Funnily enough, it was actually fine, I think because I'd grown up a lot, and my parents had got more used to me doing my own thing.

    In spite of always having been fiercely independent (to my own detriment more often than not) I was actually really jealous of all the other (slightly younger) students who got to pop back home for a couple of months when they finished uni last summer. The way it all worked out I had to go flat hunting and move cities and look for jobs pretty much a week after I finished and all I really wanted was to go home to my old room and sleep and maybe have my mum make a nice dinner. :p It was strange, because it's almost 10 years since I left home, my dad's filled my old room with junk, and I haven't had any of my stuff there for 5 years. I think I was just really, really tired last summer. :D
     
  14. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    don't feel weird, be glad that you have the choice of staying at home. my financial situation would be much better if i had that option.
     
  15. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    Left for university at 18, haven't lived there permanently since then, though I would spend summers there while an undergrad. That ended when I was 22 and off to grad school.
     
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  17. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    #18
    Just turned 18 when I moved out.

    I was 24 when moved out of the country for the first time! :)
     
  18. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    I stayed all the way through Uni (to save money and cos i get along well with my parents) - then i buggered off overseas!
     
  19. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I'm 21 and still living at home. I couldn't afford to rent :( I'm trying to save up a deposit for a house eventually
     
  20. iRachel macrumors 6502a

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    23 for me - when I left for graduate school. I lived at home as an undergraduate.
     
  21. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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  22. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    #23
    Mostly out since I was 19, but back for a few months off and on.
     
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  24. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    #25
    I moved to uni accomodations when I was 19, and moved out of the country for the first time when I was 20. :)

    I've been moving further and further away from home ever since. :p The place on Earth that's the exact geographical opposite of Toronto is in the Indian Ocean, although moving to Perth, Australia would be close enough.
     

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