Q: Should I start the process of emancipation?
The reason why I ask this is that;
~ They have emotionally and mentally abused me
~ Refuse to help me when it comes to the subject of mental health
~ Have neglected me on multiple things, not just the basics
~ Are preventing me from working even though they have told me I need to
~ Refuse to listen to me about what I feel would help me
~ Have prioritized everything else but my needs
~ Taken my coping mechanisms, knowing I use them to, well, cope
~ Know that I rely on things to do certain things but take them anyway
And so much more... I'm willing to personally talk if needed to fix this, I just need help.
A: Emancipation is a very personal thing and should not be taken lightly. There are certain barriers to emancipation such as the need to have a prior child custody case. If you are being abused and/or neglected and you are a minor, it is a good idea to reach out to your local Department of Social Services to seek their assistance with resolving your situation.
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