Okay. Finals are over, and in about 10 days I'm moving out. I'm transferring to a different college, about 9 hours away from where I live now, with my parents. The closer we get to moving day, the more their claws come out. I understand its hard, and my older brother's living on his own didn't work out so well. On average they were sending him $500 a month and paying his rent. I don't plan on asking for money, but they told me that they'd pay for my rent too, since they did it for him and he's moving back in. Okay. So they've basically been pretty quiet about the move up unti now. They've been humoring me, I guess, thinking that I wouldn't actually do it. There is nothing for me here. I've explained this to them. My friends live near the place I'm going (although when I move on I'm only taking one friend with me, and I'm going to live pretty far away from those friends. So my friends are NOT the reason I'm moving.) and I haven't made any lasting relationships here, even the ones I've made I don't mind leaving and keepign in touch. This school has zero art, which is important to me. The city isn't for me... I can't grow here. I could probably be happy and complacent, but I don't want that. Like I said, they're getting viscious. They're using my weaknesses against me and trying to scare me into staying here. They've withdrawn their offer to pay my rent and they're not going to pay my tuition unless I stay here. They're telling me that I can't get a job anywhere but here, because the place I'm moving isn't as big. They're attacking the girl I'm rooming with, saying that she's not a good person and that she'll be flighty. They've only been around her a handful of times. They're saying that the world is a scary place and that a woman shouldn't live alone in it. Meaning I should wait to move out until I get married. I don't plan on marriage. Not for a very very long time, anyway. They're telling me I'll fail. I know I have to prove them wrong, but it's so hurtful that they'd stoop this low to try and keep me here. All they do is complain about me anyway, why would I want to stay? If I did stay, there would be so much tension from this whole big thing they're making of it.. I just need a hug. Haven't been getting any of those lately, either. They're usually really affectionate, and lately they've been withdrawn. Like I should feel guilty for wanting to do something selfish like grow up and move out. ...frustrated.