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What's wrong with living at home in your 20s, 30s, etc. ?
So in another post a person is being beaten up because he still lives at home with his parents after college and is in his 20s. I don't see anything wrong with this in most cases... why is everyone so against this?
Disclaimer : I lived with my parents off and on while attending local colleges. I moved out for good at 27, only after having job security... Now I am in the position that I can help out my parents financially because I didn't have to struggle earlier in life. Because of their assistance I know have achieved a better career then either of my parents, have a higher level of education and happily married and about to start a better life.
My wife on the other hand believes everyone should move out the day they turn 18. What she doesn't tell you is that she was still living off her trust fund when we got married and she was 31... I made more dollars in overtime last year alone then she has earned her entire life. But she moved out at 18 so that was MUCH better then what I did by living at home.
I have another friend who just moved out at 30... but he was saving up to buy a house in an aggressive sellers market. Was he wrong? (When the inevitable conversation about bringing the opposite sex home to mom and dad's comes up I will tell you his f'd up theory)
And here is a generic case: Alot of "adults" have their moma and dad move in with them... they take care of their "parents" while raising their own families. But that grandparent is helping out with the cooking, cleaning and in some cases contributing financially to the family . The babysitting they provide is almost priceless in this economy.
So why is it ok/not ok to live with your parents after high school?
And why is it ok and socially more acceptable if your parents "live with you" and you take care of them even if they are contributing in much the same way if the roles were reversed. (In fact most people have houses in the first place because their parents helped them out with it)