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Old 07-11-2019, 03:03 PM   #1
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Confused I need advice.

Apologies if this isn't the right place for this. I know this forum is more for emotional support, but I'm not sure where else to post it.
I've been homeschooled my entire life by an overprotective mom (I'm currently 17) and I feel like it's ruined my life. She never put much effort into teaching me, so my "schooling" involved just sitting around in the house and doing nothing at least half of the time. Because of this my education is... not good, to say the least. I also have exactly 0 friends and no idea how to react in social situations.

So I want to move out when I turn 18 next year (preferrably to another state but that part can wait), but... how? I have no education, no one to go live with and no money. Trying to get a GED sounds terrifying to me. Can anyone give me advice on how to get through this situation? It's like I'm just stuck here.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:07 PM   #2
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Order a GED study manual (Amazon?) and start studying. Use a highlighter.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:41 PM   #3
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Apply to college. Tell them what you said here. Ask for help.
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:25 AM   #4
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Without a GED no college will even look at a person....not even a junior college.

Getting a study guide for your GED is probably the best place to start. Moving out without a way to support yourself is impossible. Better to have your own internal drive to become independent than trying to find someone else & depend on them for your escape. People who are abusive tend to prey on people like that.

I don't know if your mental health status or if you have a therapist or psychiatrist but you might turn to them with this problem if you do & ask them what your best solution would be.

You need your GED before you can ever become healthily independent these days & not end up in a worse situation than you already are in.

Some junior colleges or even high schools have classed you can attend with others trying to get their GED. That would be a good possibility too. Can you get a drivers license & use the family car or use a bus to get yourself to the classes?

It is going to take your own internal drive to succeed at this point & just moving to another town or state won't solve your real problem.....it will just create more problems at this point in time. Probably a good idea when you finally are able to become independent. So I would start focusing on the best way possible to get your GED. That is what will start opening doors for you.
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