I am an 18 year old girl, and have lived at home for most of my life. I am the only girl in our family, and the youngest,, and my mom has always adored me. When I was little, I was always a mommy's girl, but now it kind of bugs me. Like she won't let me leave home/board at college, etc. because she says, "what would I ever do without you?" And gets all misty eyed. Also, she doesn't get along well at all with my dad, so she tells me all her problems and secrets...not him. She is constantly texting me all day, to see if I'm okay, and if I don't answer within half an hour, she freaks out and thinks I've been killed or something. This is the worst when I am on a date, and the phone keeps buzzing, and I have to either ignore my date and text her back, or I know she will call up all worried. I want to leave home and be independent so much, but whenever I mention moving out she gets tears in her eyes, or says I should wait until she dies, or that I can't move out until I get married. Is this normal? Help!