As a practical strategy you may find it useful to fold space and get yourself a few thousand miles away from your family when you finish school. Be determined to find a job on the other side of the country, if possible. Learn how to take care of yourself. Don't hook up with some chick just so you will have live-in laundry and food service. Become a disciple of Leykis 101. Become more and more of a success in your chosen field.
and the Force will be with you... always. [DAMN! WRONG MOVIE!]