I ask this question because I have been seriously thinking about it for quite a while now.
My dad recently had a stroke and while he is doing okay, he still cannot be left alone, and he still needs to do her exercises and what have you. I am quite sorry this happened to him, but ever since it occurred my stress levels have gone through the roof, and lately situations at home have gotten pretty bad. Because of all this I think it is time for me to leave home. Yes, I do work (even though I am currently on leave because of my dad's condition), I pay my own credit card bills, and I have experienced what it is like to live alone, even if it was just for three weeks. I know there is a lot more to being out on my own. Aside from that I've found that I can handle myself better when I am alone than with my parents. I've lived with my parents for a long time, it can be nice, or it can be the total opposite. Nowadays, when I bring up the subject, my dad has said that I can go anywhere I want, so I am taking that as permission to leave. The only cons, of course, are that I don't have a car (yet) and my license, though I am working on that right now.
I probably sound horrible but I am just emotionally drained right now. My mum is planning to go back to work in the coming days/weeks, which would leave me at home with my dad, at least until October, because that is when my leave is up. Asking this question may sound foolhardy but quite honestly I don't think my dad wants me to be at home anymore. So it is probably better for my well being and mental health that I leave. What do you think?