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Old 04-12-2016, 08:44 AM
 
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We're hoping our daughter chooses to go to law school in our city to save her a chunk of money by living at home. We have a big house and she is a pleasure to have around so no problem to us. Law school costs enough without adding room and board to it.
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:49 PM
 
Location: ATL by way of Los Angeles
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This is not a brand-new thing, but it seems to be more acceptable these days. Back when I was in my early-20's, some women wouldn't even date a man that still lived at home.
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:02 PM
 
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I'll chime in. I'm 34 and I still live with my dad. If I moved out, it would just be him in the house. It's not like he can't take care of himself. He's 67 and does whatever he wants. When he goes out sometimes on a Friday or Saturday, I usually call him to check up on him to see if he's okay. He told his friends I do that and they crack up laughing.

As for why I don't move out, I could, but if I did it would be me alone in an apartment or maybe my own house since I don't date and keep to myself. Might as well just keep staying and helping to maintain the house.
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:22 PM
 
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There were 7 children in my family, born between the late 40s and late 60s. All of them except me left home between the ages of 18 to 20, either to go to university in another area, to get married, or for a job, and none ever came back.

I'm the youngest and I stayed home until I got married at 26. I went to a local university, got my MA, and worked the entire time. One reason I stayed home was to save money. Another was that my very elderly grandmother had come to live with us and my parents needed my help. Then my mother developed a neurological disease. By the time Grandma died, Mom needed constant care and my dad was still working. For the last few years I lived at home, I was going to school, working, AND doing all of the cooking, shopping, and housework, so even though I was not paying rent, I was certainly not being a leech. In fact, I felt guilty leaving home to get married even though by then my dad had retired and assured me he would be able to handle things.
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