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#1 cabron

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 17:47

I am 32 and unfortunately, I switched career and became unemployed and I have to move with my mother until I can graduate of my MBA and find something to move on, does that happening to you or you are one of the lucky one's that still successful with this economy?


#2 ozgeek

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 18:08

Some people have not even left their parents. I know some people are in their 50s and still living with their parents. Some people treat their parents like best friends or that they are only family.

Your case is common and is not just limited to the current "unknown-why-to-me" financial problem. For hundred years, people have lived with relatives (sisters, brothers, parents, cousins) because of disability, financial, care, and many other reasons.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 18:32

Some people have not even left their parents. I know some people are in their 50s and still living with their parents. Some people treat their parents like best friends or that they are only family.

Your case is common and is not just limited to the current "unknown-why-to-me" financial problem. For hundred years, people have lived with relatives (sisters, brothers, parents, cousins) because of disability, financial, care, and many other reasons.


That's perhaps in Australia, in the U.S. usually you became independently after finished college, it is rarely in this country to see someone in the 30's living with the parents. But I agree that sometimes you have financial troubles or accidents that make yourself unable to live by yourself.

#4 ozgeek

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 18:55

Not just Australia, everywhere. All over the world.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 18:58

That's perhaps in Australia, in the U.S. usually you became independently after finished college, it is rarely in this country to see someone in the 30's living with the parents. But I agree that sometimes you have financial troubles or accidents that make yourself unable to live by yourself.


You are overstating things a bit. Especially recently (the recently spike in housing prices) its very difficult for someone straight out of college to afford a home on their own.
While I agree that by 30 most have moved out, it isn't uncommon for people in the 20-25 range to move back 'home' after college.

Edited by episode, 15 April 2009 - 19:04.


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Posted 15 April 2009 - 19:00

24 and still living with parents here in Canada.
I plan to move out by 26 since I am just about to graduate and earn a Bachelor of Criminology.
The difficult part now is finding an occupation that follows your career. After that, wages and salaries will slowly increase and enough to live out independently.

^to add to above post, Vancouver is actually an expensive place to live in. Condos and apartments are just as expensive as a single house. It'll be difficult to live away from parents without having a stable job.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 19:12

I think it is quite common everywhere for people to live with close family until a late age and generally far more natural.


These days it seems to be the case that people move out from 20 - 30 ish in the UK, but a lot depends on personal circumstances and family.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 20:48

I am 24 and after getting out of the Army, moved back in with my parents. My stepdad was in a severe motorcycle accident 3 years ago, and is now completely blind, has really bad memory issues and has severe trauma induced diabetes. By living with my parents, I am able to help them out by taking some of the work load off of my mom with taking care of my stepdad, and at the same time I get to save money to buy a house when I do find that special someone. I know several people around my age that are living with the parents still as well. It is just a means of surviving in the economy where 2 years ago, home prices were much too high, and now that they are reasonable, people simply can't secure financing or are unwilling to take on any new debt with the uncertainty of their job security.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 21:53

Another thing that factors in is the fact that people are getting married later and later anymore, if they get married at all.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 21:59

I'll be 22 in May, and also graduating with a B.S. If I can't find a job where I am now (really any job will do, even if it's just part-time) by the end of June, I'll probably end up back with my parents because I'm technically still on payroll at a restaurant back by them. I don't really have a problem with that, except that I genuinely enjoy Madison much more than my hometown.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 23:51

I don't see anything wrong with it, especially if they are helping you.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 00:11

There is nothing wrong with living with your parents, some would argue that the family bond is something to be proud of.

I had to move in with my parents for 3 months while my house was being built, and I was richer than I ever was, but yeah a few people were like "WTF" - their issue, not mine!

However, I know people who live with their parents because they don't feel ready to "cut the cord" so to speak, their mothers rule their lives. That is pitiful.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 00:51

I don't think anyone can raise questions about with your situation. Even if they do, does it matter? It's your life and not thier's.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 00:59

I don't live with my parents, but they live with me (well, mom does). Although it is a "in-law suite" that I had built, so it's really just a seperate small 1 bedroom house close to the main house.

It works out nice though. She took care of me, so it's my turn to take care of her.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 08:16

While i dont find anything wrong with it, i personally would feel strange having to live with them again now. I moved out about 4 years ago, so moving back now would feel strange.