So my relationship with my parents, especially with my mother, is kind of fragile right now because, mostly my mother, is saying I am distancing myself from them now that I have a real girlfriend. My mother also says that all I do is mope around all day and only perk up when I'm talking to my girlfriend. I don't think I mope around all day. I am very relaxed, easy going and laid back guy. I tend to take it easy a lot and not stress over stuff. My feelings for my girlfriend are very strong and I am somewhat sad when I don't see her which is not as often as I would like. I only see her one day out of the week (sometimes) which is usually on Saturdays. Usually its been the day after that I am down because I am not with her. But its all things I have to get used to and hopefully one day we can be together more often. My mother also says I am different when I'm around them. Like not talkative and kind of rude. But talking to my parents is not enjoyable. They tend to say dumb things which annoys me and also their old conversertive views are annoying. I feel like my mother is very nosy and always into my business. She told me I have to be closer to them but I've always valued my privacy and its something I cherish and sometimes I don't get that enough here. I always think that when she says "You have to be closer to us" as meaning they just want to know my business. And I will admit I am different when I am around them and when I am around others. Such as my girlfriend. I would say I am sweet and caring when I am with my girlfriend. I think I am the complete opposite of my father. And thats just the way I want it to be. I want to be completely different from them. I want my relationship with my girlfriend to be different than theirs. But the truth of the matter is, I am to a point that I am ready to move out of their house. I am 28yrs old, about to be 29, May 15. I also feel like I should be on my own by now. I don't know if its the pressure that I am putting on myself to leave or what. I see a lot of my friends gone out of their parents house/old neighborhood already and I feel like I should be doing the same. The only problem is I prolly can't afford it. I have some loans I need to pay back. One loan may take 3yrs to finish up. I'm only like 5months into that one. Most of the apartments I've heard of that are in my area are pretty expensive. Even the ones that are supposed to be for low income are out of my range. My mother also told me the other day if I want I can bring my girlfriend to live here with me but I definately wouldn't want that. The basement we have is ok but it wouldn't be big enough for three people. My girlfriend has a 11month old baby. So its not a good fit. I don't know what to do......if I could I would move out right now. Today.