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    Without moving out of parents house
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    I'd say you aren't fully independent until you are able to live in your own place. But if you're able to do everything else (such as cook, wash your clothes, travel anywhere you like) that would be close enough.
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    Getting a job would be a good start
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    (Original post by goldenshades)
    Getting a job would be a good start
    I'm trying, but it's hard


    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    I'd say you aren't fully independent until you are able to live in your own place. But if you're able to do everything else (such as cook, wash your clothes, travel anywhere you like) that would be close enough.
    Oh ok
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    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    Without moving out of parents house
    Definitely try and get some part-time work, or full-time if you're no longer in education.

    Use sites like Indeed to find job vacancies, or simply hand in your CV to employers that you would like to work for.
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    Embracing feminism
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    Job and car, my friend.
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    (Original post by Smonnie)
    Job and car, my friend.
    Two things I don't have
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    I pay a small amount of rent, my parents don't pay my college transport (£400 yearly), they don't buy me clothes, shoes, make up etc, I had to pay to redecorate my room, and I pay my own phone bill, although it's in my mums name.... it's basically just about paying for more yourself I guess, and to stop relying on your parents for everything. e.g I paid for my own driving lessons and test :-)
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    (Original post by Goaded)
    I pay a small amount of rent, my parents don't pay my college transport (£400 yearly), they don't buy me clothes, shoes, make up etc, I had to pay to redecorate my room, and I pay my own phone bill, although it's in my mums name.... it's basically just about paying for more yourself I guess, and to stop relying on your parents for everything. e.g I paid for my own driving lessons and test :-)
    I've not got a job tho
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    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    I've not got a job tho
    find one. it's not difficult if you're determined.
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    Independence is also about self-reliance in ways other than financial means.
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    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    Two things I don't have
    That's the answer, though.

    Get a job, and then you'll be able to afford the car.
 
 
 
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