I'm seventeen years old and currently live with my father and little brother. My mom left two years ago and I have since then felt as though to be expected to fill three differant roles: mother, housekeeper, and teenage daughter. I'm expected to pay $400 rent each month living here, keep the house clean, and keep my little brother before and after school. I understand that with my mom being gone, I do share more responsibility with my dad to keep things running smoothly ... however, it seems as though, no matter what is done ... smoothly is the very last way things run, and I honestly don't think I can handel it much more. I'm not completely ignorant, I agree that moving out and being on my own will hold a great deal of resopnsibility in and of itself ... however, atleast then it would be my own. With all that said, and also suggested by my cousolour that I've been seeing for four years now, I would like to be emancipated. I dropped out of school, but have plans to go back and make my way to collage. I've held the same job for over a year now, and have just recently been promoted to a higher position. I've also already made arrangements with a friend, whom I've known for several years now, who is in great need for someone to share rent with. It's also very near where I work, thus transportation would be no problem. My questions are simply: does my purpose sound lagitiment? Also, how should I go about beginning this process? Whatever infomation you can share with me would be greatly appreciated.
Thankyou so much,