1 Comments Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
There are no laws that state when you can leave home, from a legal perspective you can leave home before the age of 18. However, you must be independently looking after yourself or have someone else looking after you that is an adult, needs such as a home, clothes, food and basic necessities need to be taken care of before the age of 18. I could sprout all the legal jargon for you but the reality is that leaving home before you're independent financially is a mistake. That's just reality. I could also sprout all the things like, rules are meant to be followed blah blah, but the reality is that it doesn't make it any easier for you. I could even say that school is one of the most important tasks that you will do in life, and it is, but your 15 year old mind might not want to hear that. These are all true statements and something that parents really want you to hear. But at 15 you really don't want to hear those things. I could tell you that your brain is not fully formed yet but you probably already know that. Life experience gives you the ability to see the world in a way that someone without life experience cannot see. Family counselling can be something worth pursuing because it gives you the chance to tell your story in a safe place. For you personally, taking on a hobby to relieve stress and get stuff out of your head so you're not overwhelmed all the time is worth looking into. Hobbies such as sport or writing, those tend to work really well. Trying to have discussions about what you want rather than arguments is a clever tool to have because you might find that you get more of what you want that way. The end goal probably should not be stress and pain but contentment and happiness and our job as human beings is to find a way to reach that goal. It's hard work but worth it. Good luck.