Is emancipation right for me?
I was just wondering if other people thought that emancipation was right for me. I'm 17, a senior in high school, and constantly mentally and emotionally abused by my parents. I have fairly good grades in school, it's not hard for me to keep them up, I'll have a drivers license and job soon, and I will also have a place to stay if I get emancipated. My parents don't like my current boyfriend, and that's where all the problems come from. They call me a whore, slut, every name they can think of, they tell me that I ruin their lives and am a very unlikable person, I am not allowed to leave my house, I am the child (one out of three) that is the "Cinderella" of the family and made to do all of the chores, even clean my siblings bedrooms, before I am allowed to "leave" and am then promptly told that I cannot leave. I am constantly told what a "screw-up" I am, and how stupid I am, just because of who I choose to be with. I absolutely love who I am with now, it's been almost a half of a year, and I cannot imagine myself with anyone else. He makes me a better person, is completely supportive of my decisions, and would really like to help me and see me in a better environment, with people who actually care for me. I recently started going to therapy because of this, and now my parents refuse to bring me back to therapy because they say that the therapist only tells me what I want to hear.
Now, that being the information, do you think that I should be emancipated?
I live in Maine and the emancipation law states that I should have a place to live, plans for school, plans for how I am going to pay for stuff, plans for transportation and such, and I already have everything, I just cannot stay where I am now. It's an emotionally unstable environment, and I feel that I can leave and take care of myself.