I want to leave home and move in with my boyfriend. I am 17 and we have been together for a year. He is 18 and is an apprentice. I have a casual job and I hope to get something permanent as soon as possible. My parents are totally against me moving out and so are his parents.
I know I am young but we love each other and want to be together. How can we convince our parents because we don't want to get disowned or cause them to be really upset with us?
Well as ancient as I feel sometimes, I do understand the excitement and impatience of young love.
Over the years I have developed a certain wisdom that has taught me that 'young love' can be destroyed by the realities of life.
Your relationship is only new, maybe a little more time together would confirm to both of you and your parents that this is the correct move.
You mention that your guy is an apprentice so his wages will not be high and you are only working casual hours. Do you not think it would be smarter to ensure you make sure you are both financially able to sustain living together? Take your time, set a plan and work to your goal. Your parents will be more inclined to support your idea if they see you acting with maturity by planning ahead.
You are both way too young. Listen to your parents and have patience.