I am an 18 year old, how do I tell my Indian parents that I am moving out?

Meethu - posted on 03/14/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Hi!,
I realize I am not a mom, but I need motherly advice. I am 18 and am finishing my freshman year in college, my university is pretty close to home so my parents decided that I would commute... my dad works right next to my college so he drops me off in the mornings and picks me up in the evenings. This whole arrangement is driving me crazy. Plus, I cant hang out and do stuff with my friends, my parents are kind of strict too. I have a friend whose apartment I could stay at paying very cheap rent that is RIGHT next to my college. I don't have a job yet, but assuming I work all summer I should be able to sign the lease and move out when school starts. The only problem is my parents are indian and they do jot understand why I would ever want to move out. As far as they are concerned I should live with them till I get married. Every time I bring up moving out my mom gets angry and upset and cries sometimes. I plan on telling them I'm going to move out at the end of this summer if I have enough money saved up. So how should I tell them? What would make it easier on them? Has anyone had a similar experience? Do you think I'm making the right decision?
Thank you!

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