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The Emotional Stages Of Coming Off The Family Plan

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You're texting your friend when you're rudely interrupted by a call from your mom...

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...and she says, "Your father and I think it's time for you to get your own phone plan."

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"Excuse me?" you say. But it's too late. The matter is not up for discussion.

1. First, you're astounded.

How DARE they?
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How DARE they?

2. Then you're mad.

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Why on Earth would they ever think this is an acceptable course of action?

3. Then you're REALLY mad.

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Remember that time you vacuumed the house without anyone asking? That's because you're extremely giving, and all you ask for in return is being on the Family Plan.

4. Then you're sad.

Do they honestly not think that you deserve to be on the Plan? You vacuumed FOR THEM.
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Do they honestly not think that you deserve to be on the Plan? You vacuumed FOR THEM.

5. Then you're flattered.

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"Oh wait a minute, they think I'm capable!"

6. Then you're scared.

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Because you're actually not capable.

7. Then you're confused.

"Am I capable, and I just don't know it?"
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"Am I capable, and I just don't know it?"

8. Then you're introspective.

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You mentally go over your finances, you remember you graduated with a 3.8 GPA, you smile about that time you told that guy that you are a strong, independent woman. Wow, I am an adult, you think.

9. Then you're full of pride.

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You text your friend that your mom took you off the Family Plan, but you know what, you actually don't even care really.

10. Then you're doubtful.

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Your friend seemed to pity you. You didn't see this coming.

11. Then you're crying.

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"This has ruined me. Will my data be unlimited still?"

12. Then you're laughing hysterically.

"I'LL BE FINE. IT'LL BE TOTALLY FINE."
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"I'LL BE FINE. IT'LL BE TOTALLY FINE."

13. Then, finally, you make peace with it.

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Time to deal, whether you like it or not.