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I am a 19year old boy and I need my personal space now but my parents are not willing to understand

Question: I am a 19year old boy and though I am very close to may family but now I feeI that I need my personal space.  Unfortunately, my parents are not willing to understand. What shold I do? Teentalker

Dear Teentalker,

Thanks for reaching out and sharing your concerns. I can understand why you need your space which is natural to feel at this age.

It's totally normal to want your space — and possibly well into your mid-to-late 20s. But, there usually isn't a way to redefine a relationship without feeling some guilt and without both of you having feelings you'd probably rather not have. I can get to the details, which will help guide you through this conversation and its potential consequence.

1. Understand why you need 'space': At this time in your life especially, you.....

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