I've been planning the way I'll get away from my parents for years now. I've come to the conclusion that I'll start a completely different life as soon as I study. I want to become a vet. Not sure what exactly I'll do; I'm really into Chemistry as well as I love doing something with animals. Anyway, I'll leave here in about three years. I cannot keep in touch with anyone from here though, since I don't want my parents to be able to rule over me anymore. But this also means that I will not be able to keep in touch with my boyfriend as well, since he will not move away from here, no matter where I'll go. When should I tell him about this part of my plan? How can I do this without hurting him? I'm not the kind of person who feels good in a relationship, but I can't hurt anyone else (which makes it hard for me to convince myself that I can move away and never return to my parents anymore. They've had their chance. And they threw it away. I'm not going to stay here any longer than I need) so I can't break up with anyone :/ I don't want to be all alone again though, so I think I shouldn't tell my boyfriend about my plan until I send it rolling. So I think telling him this as soon as I have a reply from the university will be soon enough. What do you people think?