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DEARSUGAR and Emancipate Me Mia need your help. She is being a responsible young woman working hard in school and at her job yet her mom just can't seem to let go and give her the independence she craves. Does anyone have any suggestions for her?

Dear Sugar
I am 19 years old, I have a job, and I am in my second year of college. I don't know why, but my mother is making my life impossible. I still have a curfew when I go out, if she even allows me to go out, and now my boyfriend and I are having problems because of her.

She treats me as though I were still a child. All I want is to be able to go about my life and have my freedom. This dream seems to be unattainable with a mom like mine. She constantly complains about me and she doesn't trust me - even though she says she does.

She's even tried to take control of my money and manage it herself. How am I ever going to learn how to live on my own like this? I am so sick and tired of being held back from doing all the things girls my age are doing. She is trying to control my life and I can't take it anymore. How can I talk to her about loosening her reins on me? Emancipate Me Mia

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