Read the passage and choose the best option to fill in each blank.
An important part of being an adult is becoming more independent from your parents. _____(1)_____ independent, you'll need to focus on your living situation, your financial resources, your budgeting behavior and possibly how you interact with your parents in your day-to-day life.
Make sure you are living somewhere other than your parents' house or in a residence that your parents have paid ____(2)____. If you want to be independent and make your own decisions about how you live, you will need to obtain your own housing that is completely separate from your parents both physically and financially.
One of the main challenges in becoming independent as an adult is acquiring a sufficient income to allow you to live without the financial ____(3)____of your parents. This can be particularly difficult if you are still a university student, but it is not impossible. Seek scholarships and part-time jobs. If you are ___(4)____ a student, find employment that offers a salary that can cover your expenses. Avoid relying on your parents as the first option for help of any kind. Although your parents will always be an important source of social support in your life, your parents should not be the first people you approach with requests for help, or requests for financial assistance. This means that you may never ask your parents for help again, it just means that as an independent adult, there should be ___(5)____ sources of support within your life that you can turn to when necessary.