So since I'm a freshman, stuck in a tiny dorm for this year that I pay about $7000+ for (which I share with another person I may add), I am eager to get out of university housing. I've taken a look at several properties and my plan was to move in with my friend, a girl who I've known since middle school, we're practically inseparable and have no issues that would make living together unpleasant, and possibly two boys from our highschool that we know and hang out with. The issue is that her parents are very very strict and don't trust her living with boys or ANYONE besides me, otherwise she stays in the dorms. This has become an issue since I want to start signing leases and me and my two buddies are ready to go, but she's holding back on asking her parents because she knows they'll freak out. Apparently, she wasn't too worried when she dropped the bomb on me that no, she couldn't live with other people in housing and shouldn't we start looking for a two bedroom soon? Every. Single. Two bedroom we have looked at is an apartment (she's dead set against houses because she thinks they're too expensive, despite the fact that we've visited several that are comparable to apartment prices), crappy, made to rent out to frat boys who just want a place to crash between beer bongs, and small (we're talking 600 to 800 sq feet for two people). I tried to go along with her plan and look for two bedrooms but always picks the smallest, closest to campus ones (ones where the price is more for the proximity than the quality of the residence). I can't deal with that and I've told her many times that I need a little space and decent surroundings to get my work done, since I do almost all schoolwork at home. She will not change her ways so I've told her once that it was never in the deal that I would room with her no matter what and if this persists, I will go and live with the guys. She freaks out and cries to our two guy friends about how I'm leaving her to live alone or stay in the dorms. What should I do? I feel like a jerk and I know she'll be hurt if I decide to live in a nice house with our friends and she's stuck in the dorms or some one bedroom apartment, but I'm at the end of my rope! Advice?