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    Lazydash
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    I have a stable job, and still want to attend school, but I can’t live with my parents anymore. They try to control every aspect of my life, even taking away things that I’ve purchased for myself with my own money. I’ve tried being civil and talking peacefully with my parents about moving out, but it got me nowhere and they just keep taking things I treasure the most. Last time I tried my mom threatened to get a court order for me to live with her. Is that even possible?

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    Youthspace
    Youthspace
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    Hi there Lazydash,

    Welcome to our forum. I really appreciate you taking the time to open up here about your struggles with your parents. I get the sense that you put a lot of energy into being a responsible between holding a job and attending school and that you feel powerless in your relationship with your parents right now even though you’ve proven yourself to be trustworthy. I’d imagine it would be very frustrating to experience the loss of freedom and personal possessions and be unsure of your rights.

    At youthspace we can’t give direct advice about your legal rights because we really don’t know enough about your situation to be sure we are telling you the right thing. If you’d like to find out exactly what your rights are I would really encourage you to reach out to the Ministry of Family & Child Development (MCFD) at 250-952-4707 as they will be able to tell you more about your rights and options in this situation. If you need more information you can also email us at support@youthspace.ca or chat with us online any night 6-11pm PST.

    We are here to listen and to support you Lazydash during this overwhelming time.

    <3
    Youthspace

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