Backround on my situation: Im 18, a male, I am a good kid for the most part, had some troubles through school, never got arrested, never done drugs, done a little bit of partying before, Ive always for the most part been obedient of my parents. Always getting approval for actions that I do. About 7 months ago I started talking to this girl I met through a Automotive messageboard. We talked all the time, good friends you know, a couple months after we started talking she happened to be in town visiting a friend, She lives in Colorado I live in Maryland, She came through my town while she was visiting her friend so we went out for dinner. We hit things off real well, i felt far more comfortable with her than anyone else. I figured it wouldnt turn into anything though, seeings she was 22 at the time. Since then we have always been texting each other, she calls me a few days a week. Although we dont really talk about any relationship during this time. About 2 months ago I ask her semi-jokingly if she wants to come in for my graduation, she says yes actually. Now get to the present, She flew in sunday, my graduation was monday, I picked her up from the airport. We went out to dinner, got caught up on things. Talked about her last visit, etc. I take her back to the hotel, where we talk more and one thing leads to another, and you know how that story ends. Monday comes, after graduation i pick her up from her hotel, we go back to my house, chill with the family for the day, a few friends come and go as well. We go out that night and get ice cream, we drive to a park at the local elementary school and we walk around and talk for a while. Grab a seat on a bench and put my arm around her. We start talking about life and what we would be like together and such. At one point she starts crying saying how she doesnt want to go home, and how she feels so comfortable with me, and how we get along perfectly, etc. She talks about how she is worried about losing me, and me going off and getting with some stupid local bimbo controlling bitch(theres a long backstory to that too). Now fast forward to tuesday. She flies home. Between her flights (she had connecting flights) she was texting me. **Sorry forgot to inform you guys of this earlier, but we had always talked about me moving out there to Colorado to be with her and all that throughout us knowing each other. ** In the texts we went back and forth about the chances of a relationship that would actually work. I asked her to make a commitment that we would make a relationship between us work. We decided that I would come out there for a week, probably sometime around mid-july, to see how i liked it, get an idea, meet her friends, family, see how it is out there. And that we would have a couple other visits and see who it would be easier for to move, she even threw out the possibility of her moving out here because she can transfer to my area with her job, but not for probably a couple years. Now comes the whole point of the thread. With me always being the kid who listened and informed his parents of what he was doing and would most likely not do something if they said no, I can almost guarantee my parents would not approve of me moving 2000 miles away from home especially with me just graduating, especially to be with some girl. But I feel this is something that I need to do, not only to be with "some girl" but to gain my independance, throughout my life they have always smothered me and tried to keep me from growing up so to speak, I wont ever grow up really while living at home. Is this one of those situations where you defy your parents authority, act my age as an adult and move out on my own and work to make it on my own as my own person and start my life? Sorry for it being so long.