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Millennials Sick Of People Telling They Should Move Out Of Their Parents, Explain How Times Have Changed
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Social Issues4 years ago

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why It's Perfectly Normal To Live With Your Parents When You're 22

According to a recent study, 18 to 34-year-olds in the USA are less likely to be living independently of their families and establishing their own households than they were in during the Great Recession. Despite falling rates of unemployment and increased median salaries among them, these days Millenials seem to need extra help when it comes to leaving home. But while some argue that the fear of moving out of your parents’ place is the fear of leaving your childhood behind and becoming an adult with all the responsibilities that come along, others disagree. Tumblr users are sharing their thoughts about why they think adults who continue living with their parents aren’t failures. Scroll down to check out their reasoning and leave your thoughts in the comments.

Despite falling rates of unemployment and increased salaries among them, fewer and fewer young adults are moving out of their parents’ place

Image credits: _BlackZA

And while some people agreed with these points

Others had different opinions

What do you think?

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Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
4 years ago

i purchased a house at 25 years old. last year (i'm 39 now) i sold it to help my mother. my father died and she couldn't cope with debts (long story, not my parents' fault) plus she was living in this HUGE house alone. when i sold the house i cancelled out what was left of my mortgage, helped my mother settle her bills, and refurbished the first story of my family house which i'm now sharing with my mother: she lives downstairs, i live upstairs. she's retired and my job pays for everything, so i wouldn't exactly say that if you live with your parents as an adult your life is a failure.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
4 years ago

My mom moved in with me (and my spouse) in similar circumstance, and when I was badly injured and bedridden, having her in our home (in a Mom-suite on the first floor!)... Well, I wouldn't regard any of us as failures!

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
4 years ago

It's just so boring to read how people tell others what they can or can't do. If you want to live with your parents until you're 50 and it's in mutual agreement than that's fine. On the other hand if you think you can make it alone when you're 18 that's fine too. If everyone just stopped trying to force their opinions and beliefs upon to others, this world wouldn't be so messed up.

Lola
Community Member
4 years ago

In many cultures people still stay with the parents even after they get married. Both sides contribute in many ways.

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Biorysunki (Natalia)
Community Member
4 years ago

There are many circumstances which result in staying with parents. Not everyone who lives with their parents can't cope in life. Maybe someone wants to save on their own flat in this way? Maybe he could not save if he had to pay the bills & rent? Maybe parents are elderly or sick and require care? On the other hand: maybe someone had to move out early in adult life, because there was violence/alcohol abuse in this house? Maybe someone was orphaned and had to learn how to cope earlier than his/her colleagues? Maybe someone is talented, has a great job, earns a lot and could start living alone at an early age? Not all parents are supportive and not all families are happy. Examples can be multiplied indefinitely, but that's not the point. Why are people so judgmental? What's wrong with us? Isn't it better to share positive energy instead of humiliating people? Mind your own business. Be good for each others. Don't judge. You never know, what life is preparing for you.

Lola
Community Member
4 years ago

If the parents are good people, then I don’t see a reason not to live with them until they pass away. Why not be with them if you enjoy having them around? Both pairs can benefit greatly. I would love to have my parents around forever.

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Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
4 years ago

i purchased a house at 25 years old. last year (i'm 39 now) i sold it to help my mother. my father died and she couldn't cope with debts (long story, not my parents' fault) plus she was living in this HUGE house alone. when i sold the house i cancelled out what was left of my mortgage, helped my mother settle her bills, and refurbished the first story of my family house which i'm now sharing with my mother: she lives downstairs, i live upstairs. she's retired and my job pays for everything, so i wouldn't exactly say that if you live with your parents as an adult your life is a failure.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
4 years ago

My mom moved in with me (and my spouse) in similar circumstance, and when I was badly injured and bedridden, having her in our home (in a Mom-suite on the first floor!)... Well, I wouldn't regard any of us as failures!

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
4 years ago

It's just so boring to read how people tell others what they can or can't do. If you want to live with your parents until you're 50 and it's in mutual agreement than that's fine. On the other hand if you think you can make it alone when you're 18 that's fine too. If everyone just stopped trying to force their opinions and beliefs upon to others, this world wouldn't be so messed up.

Lola
Community Member
4 years ago

In many cultures people still stay with the parents even after they get married. Both sides contribute in many ways.

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Biorysunki (Natalia)
Community Member
4 years ago

There are many circumstances which result in staying with parents. Not everyone who lives with their parents can't cope in life. Maybe someone wants to save on their own flat in this way? Maybe he could not save if he had to pay the bills & rent? Maybe parents are elderly or sick and require care? On the other hand: maybe someone had to move out early in adult life, because there was violence/alcohol abuse in this house? Maybe someone was orphaned and had to learn how to cope earlier than his/her colleagues? Maybe someone is talented, has a great job, earns a lot and could start living alone at an early age? Not all parents are supportive and not all families are happy. Examples can be multiplied indefinitely, but that's not the point. Why are people so judgmental? What's wrong with us? Isn't it better to share positive energy instead of humiliating people? Mind your own business. Be good for each others. Don't judge. You never know, what life is preparing for you.

Lola
Community Member
4 years ago

If the parents are good people, then I don’t see a reason not to live with them until they pass away. Why not be with them if you enjoy having them around? Both pairs can benefit greatly. I would love to have my parents around forever.

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