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mimiroland123

mimiroland123

I live in AL and plan on going to a small community college my first two years about 30 min away from where I live. It is very convenient and I can go ahead and get my basics out of the way. I then want to transfer to Liberty University (a Christian college in Virginia) but my parents do NOT want me moving off that far. I have bad asthma and they are concerned about that. I tried explaining that I will be an adult in a couple of years, but the don’t want to hear it. They treat me like a baby…I guess that comes with being an only child. Am I being unreasonable to want to go to college that far off? I mean it’s a GREAT college and I can for sure see myself there one day. How should I handle this situation? I really feel God leading me to this college someday maybe because it could be where I make Christian friends, or a future husband.

August 16, 2016 at 14:55
Cinnaronda

Cinnaronda

I’m only just beginning high school XD but have you explained to your parents why you feel like going there? It sounds like a pretty good reason, I’d want to go to a Christian college too.
If there no convincing your parents maybe you should wait a little bit of time to see if they change their minds. Time to think about it always helps.

August 16, 2016 at 18:32
Marcy

Marcy

I had a similar situation with my parents. I’m an only child with health problems they were really concerned about. I just finished my first year of college (living at home, going to community college), and my mom has admitted that she realizes now that I am up for it. She was just terrified of everything that could go wrong, both because of my health and because I’m her only kid. Now she’s not only not worried about me going into my second year, but has even made comments about how I might move away after college (an idea that really freaked her our a year ago, mainly due to my health). As annoying as it is, parents worry a lot. I would recommend sticking it out and trying to remind yourself that your parents are only being so worried because they love you. Once you have started community college and they see how well things go and how you can take care of yourself, hopefully they will come around and realize you can handle things.

August 17, 2016 at 10:24
mimiroland123

mimiroland123

Thank yall so much for the advice!! 🙂

August 17, 2016 at 18:01
theteenfashionista

theteenfashionista

I don’t know if I’m too late, but you could also try Liberty online or a Christian college closer to your area like Bryan (Liberty isn’t the only Christian college.) Hope this helo\ps!

August 18, 2016 at 11:36
mimiroland123

mimiroland123

No, you’re not too late. I definitely wouldn’t do online college but that is just me. I know its not the only Christian college but its the one I want to attend. 🙂

August 18, 2016 at 11:46
Mandi_lee2014

Mandi_lee2014

so I will say that almost all parents are that way. You are their child, and they never quite feel ready to let go. And health problems definitely makes it harder. But there are two things I would say keep in mind.
First, like you said, you will be an adult, and it will be your decision. Even if they don’t completely agree with it. It isn’t a bad thing to pursue your passions even if they aren’t completely on board.
2. Like Marcy said, your time at community college will probably help show your parents that you are in fact ready. And they will probably be a lot more open to you going after your time at community college. I think even more so if you show you are on top of your health also.

I can tell you, I stayed close to home, but my sister went 500mi away to LA. It was really hard for my parents. She has some pretty severe life long balance issues where a couple years ago she couldn’t even walk without assistance, but as time went on, my parents have become so proud of her in the last 8mos and know that while they were against it initially, they are so proud of her now.

Overall, you deserve to go where you want to go, and you have every right to take it. And I hope you won’t let their concern pull you away from where you want to go.

August 18, 2016 at 14:42
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