Some tips to be independent:
1. Find a job or get hired.
2. Sign up for a bank account
3. Save money, pay for yourself
4. Dump the bad influence in your life
5. Be determined
6. Cook for yourself
7. Buy your own groceries and pay your bills
8. Be a good house keeper
Remember, being indepedent does not mean to be alone, you can still look after your parents and your family even if you are a distance away.