Renesmee: Well, we grew up in a very... different kind of family. Our mom was a drug addict, and our dad was an alcoholic.
One day, I just couldn't take it anymore. So I packed up all of mine and Elliot's stuff and ran out the door. He was closely behind. We are both half vampires, so it was easy.
Now, we live in a house I made from scratch and are getting along just fine without any parental figures. Though Elliot doesn't like it when I talk to boys.
My boyfriend, Jake, witnessed that first hand.
But I'm sure they'll get used to each other after a while. Jake is a really sweet, and charming guy. I'm sure Elliot will realize that sooner or later.