I'm from Ontario and I'm 16 years old. Over the course of 6 years my mother has become more controlling and abusive of me by the day. I have been held captive in my house for 3 weeks now, she refuses to let me out of the house, even to go to the library for school. She is also very verbally abusive, frequently reminding me that my dad could die any day (She's using the things I care about most to make me listen to her and "behave") and refuses to let me have friends because she always seems to find something she doesn't like. I've slowly become a hermit through my high school life and practically live in my room now just so that I can get away. My father tries to be calm about it, but even he is losing his mind over this. I respect my family, I don't swear in my house, and I have been an honours student for all of high school so far and am continuing. A member of my family has agreed that they would let me live there until I could manage myself better, I already have a part time job with a decent amount of money saved, and a guidance councellor at my school who listened to some of my worst problems brought it up as a suggestion and thinks it would be safer, knowing her violent temper. Other members of my family say that I am a good kid and don't deserve to be treated this way, and I agree. Are these reasons enough to get me emancipated if I have witnesses?