I Left Home At 17

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    And I Thought I Was a Bum to Leave So Late

    Why wait to live? That's how I felt when I was sixteen. I was ready to roll up my sleeves and handle rent, bills, being on my own - the whole shooting match. So when I turned seventeen, I was outta there.
    humdinger humdinger
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2007

    I Left Home For the First Time At 16 Then Again For Good At 17

    I had a lot of rebellion in me when I was a teen. I had a stepfather who while not abusive was also not engaged at all. He spent his holidays with his kids, and never signed so much as a card, my mother always signed from mom and dad. But we knew it was Mom only. My mother...
    boedacia boedacia
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2008

    I left last march to live in England.

    On my own turns out I'm back now in spain in my mom and dads house . because I need somebody to share that with. Not on my own
    Findingmylittleself Findingmylittleself
    18-21, F
    Aug 26, 2014

    Grandparents' Hypocrisy Caused Me to Leave.

     They were fine until I started seeing someone who was in the process of getting divorced. After that my life was made a misery. I had to leave home because if I didn't, my A-Levels would be the price. The man I am now married to supported me financially and emotionally...
    stiffkittenbabelfish stiffkittenbabelfish
    22-25
    Jul 13, 2009

    I Left Home At An Early Age

    Your definitely not alone, i was cursed with manic depression growing up, i didn't know how to deal with it, so i attempted suicide a couple times,  my parents felt that i needed help so at 13 years old i was sent to a "boys home"  where i harbored...
    SinInMyBlood SinInMyBlood
    31-35, M
    Aug 28, 2009

    Left Home At 17

    I wanted to leave home eversince i was a teenager. I finally had the guts to do it when i was 17, to go live with my Nan. The reason i left was because my Dad drunk alot and was never there for us kids. Plus it was really hard to study at the same time. What stopped me from...
    curly7 curly7
    18-21
    Aug 27, 2009

    My Life

    well the whole story is in my profile page under " my life" or something liek that but i was forced to leave home at 17 due to my mother being incarcerated at the age of 2 my dad being murdered at that same age my grandparents both dying around age 13 and at 17 the rest...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 15, 2008

    Actually ...

    ... I was 16, but I didn't want to start a new group for one year's difference. My parents and I never really got along (especially my father) so I left. Of course, he said I would never make anything of myself so I had to show him. I finished high school by myself and went onto...
    Dozer01 Dozer01
    46-50, M
    Nov 30, 2007
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