I played this game 2 years ago or something like that, I forgot a lot of it. But I'm reading people's reviews saying they got good endings first. And all I want to say is that I got a really really crappy ending the first time. I think first I got the ending where she sleeps by the window. Then for the non-early ending I got like the worst possible one where she is getting the groceries and gets annoyed Lauren has a s/o and fulfilling life, and then goes home and her siblings yell that she's just like mom. I didn't realize it was the worst possible ending (other than suicide and window one) until I looked into the files, and I realized that some choices add to stats, and I realized I got this ending cause I didn't have enough stats for the better ones. And its a little like bruh... Idk I get annoyed in games with multiple endings when you just get a bad ending because of not having enough stats
I mean I don't remember how "bad" the ending was for Emily, really, since it has been a while since I played it. I think it still had that cutscene which comes with all the other endings, where Emily talks to herself and she's like well it may not be the best ending possible, but this is how things turned out and let's accept that (or something like that, I completely forgot). But anyway at first I felt like this ending was really really bad and she hated her life, but that cutscene kind of mellowed/neutral'ed it.
Well I just wanted to say this in case anyone else can relate to my experience and also got that ending the first time and was like Bruh is that the end of the game.