“Emancipation of minors is a legal mechanism by which a child before attaining the age of majority (sometimes called a minor) is freed from control by their parents or guardians, and the parents or guardians are freed from any and all responsibility toward the child. Children before that age are normally considered legally incompetent to enter into contracts and to handle their own affairs. Emancipation overrides that presumption and allows emancipated children legally to make certain decisions on their own behalf.”
In other words, it means that you become an adult before you become an adult. And these anonymous folks are here to tell us how that works out.
20. What doesn’t kill you…
That is horribly tragic, nobody should have to deal with that.
19. Always awkward
“Oh them? I have no idea.”
18. Full time rush
I’d say you very much did, and that sucks.
That’s not so bad!
16. Takes one to know one
So late in life, but still so early.
15. Feeling grown up
‘The real wake up call was the day before the first time rent was due.”
14. No communication
I’d say that’s very fair.
13. Getting away
And staying away.
12. I’m the bad guy
11. The solo life
Sometimes that’s what best for us.
10. “It’s always awkward”
“So, what do your parents do?”
“I don’t have the foggiest idea.”
9. “Birthdays are hard.”
Gotta find someone else to connect with.
8. “I’m happy and healthy”
We have to get away from those who mean us harm.
7. “Appreciate what you have”
I wonder why this person left in the first place.
6. “And now I own a startup company”
Now that is a heck of a journey.
5. “Just emancipated”
While likely an important step, I don’t think that’s legally binding.
4. “It doesn’t feel that way”
Happy birthday to me?
3. “A homeowner at 19”
I think there are a lot of people who have been working very hard their entire lives who still can’t afford a home right now but I still congratulate you.
2. “Running away is too romanticized”
The reality is just a lot of loneliness.
1. “A feast for myself”
Dogs are better than people though.
It’s a tough road, but my hat is off to all who manage it.
Do you have experience with this?
Tell us about it in the comments.