This may have been the most detailed description I've seen here in a while.
Just out of curiosity, how old are you and your step dad?
He's maybe 52 and I'm 20. I had enough with his harassment towards me. I wanted to give him what he had coming but I tried walking away. I tried ignoring him but he wouldnt leave me alone.
I don't think you were wrong, but 20 years is a bit old to be living with your mom and her man. In families like that they will most likely be issues similar to what you posted. He wants to be man of the house and you want to have total freedom in that house.
tight spot to be in but like some people will tell you, get the hell outta that house and get your own place problem solved.
I know some many friends with step dads and 8 out of 10 of them have bad relationships with their step dads, everything was fine and dandy until the boys become teens and start pressing authority in a household that the step dad contributes his entire paycheck into.
No its not. Especially nowadays with being harder to find a job and rent getting higher . I live in San Diego and uness you rich or you have a above average paying job, expect to have roommates for your first venture into moving out. I cant find the piece of news but a few years ago a report stated that in America the average age in which kids leave home has increased to 26.5.
Its definatly too old to be dependant on the parents. I lived with my mom for 26years but I worked when I was 18 (had odd jobs over summers since 15 though). I didn't pay rent but I did pay my own food, cell phone, gas, car insurance, school, ect ect. I did look into moving out. I crunched numbers when I was 21 and working $11p/h and 50 hours a week and I realized there is absolutley no way I pay rent on my own plus utilites on top of everything I already listed above. Cheapest place is $600 a month in a huge apartment complex that smells like cat piss while walking through the halls. $11p/h is $3 more than min wage and 50 hours a week is over fulltime. Also, since I never rented on my own before I would need a cosigner which I wouldn't be able to get.
So I agree it isn't too old to live with them but it is too old to expect them to drive you places because you don't have a license yet.