Well I guess Ill start from the beginning. I am 18 and i just graduated from high school. I work 3 jobs. I work for a landscape company, i own a small landscape company of my own, and I am a farrier. I am making about 30k a year. However I still live with my parents. Being as independent as I am with all my work and my own bills (truck insurance, phone, business insurance ect.) i feel that i should have more freedom. My mom and I are totally different, lets just put it this way if i wasnt her son she would HATE me. I am a hick/redneck what ever you wanna call it i drive a big loud truck i wear my carhartt pants and my chippewa boots every day. She is so uptight and looks down on others who are like me. My dad and i have a great relationship he is like my best friend. He is not a hick but he likes to do all the hick stuff. I have a girl friend who i have been with for almost 2 years. Now for my problem. I feel like my parents ( mainly my mother) treats me like I am five years old. She talks down to me all the time and makes me feel just plain un loved. She claims that she is just being a mom but at my age I feel i should have more freedom to do things such as stay out past 10 or go to see my girl friend who just moved in with her grandparents who love an hour away. Its not like I am asking to go evey night just once every other week (she comes to see my every other week) She tries to control every aspect of my life now even my work. I cant really afford to move out right now (it will take me a year to get to that point) but in the mean time I wish my mom would let me grow up and do things. So my question is how do I gain the freedom I want with out having to disown my family.