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Something more than dependancy - May 30th 2010, 04:39 PM

From the earliest years I've done everything that's possible to be like everybody else and do stuff that everybody else does like go to school, do extra curricullums, hang out with friends and lately got a part-time job too... Yet there is one thing, which impedes me from living on my own terms of independence and that is cerebral palsy or CP for short... For the longest time I didn't give a damn thing about it... as I tried to convince myself that if I do my best I would be able to get by... But since I've entered college everything started slipping away... My family members are overprotective to the extend that it became a hassle to go out on weekends and I'm usually scold if I don't call back home each day... It is a dread really... I'm almost 21 and yet I can't help BUT be a dependent...

I'll appreciate your thoughts and advice on that matter,

P.S. I'm perfectly fine with living on my own and I can provide for myself in any possible way I've even had an experience of being an exchange student in a foreign country... but my family is still not letting me go...

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Re: Something more than dependancy - May 30th 2010, 07:12 PM

You should maybe tell this to your family. That you are fine and can do stuff on your own. If you need help, you'll call. They don't have to be checking up on you all the time, ya know?

Just take control. You know your strengths and weaknesses. Try setting up a life style that you know you can be functional in. It sounds like you've been doing great on your own. All it seems is that you need to explain this to your family. Then things might be easier?

Either way, Good luck!


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