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(CNN)   52% of young adults in the US are living with their parents, the highest share since the Great Depression   (cnn.com) divider line
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2020-09-05 6:29:50 PM  
What am I saying Bush?!? Biden...
 
2020-09-05 6:30:50 PM  
I won the parental lottery. I could not ask for better parents.

That said, I just wanted the personal freedom. When I turned 21 I was out except for 1 summer. Out of my siblings, I am the anti-social one. Who knows if I'll marry, but kids are a 0 in my book. Chances are when my parents hit "need help" stage, they'll crash with me. And I dont mind it, again, cuz they are two of the best people I know. No matter what though, they have said that if I ever need the couch again, I am more than welcome.

/But like others above, they said I would have to foot some bills and get a job
//I wouldnt want to mooch them
 
2020-09-05 6:53:52 PM  

jso2897: We're in a depression now, and everybody but Wall Street knows it.
1929 called - they didn't say anything - just heavy breathing.


Plus, there's  advantages to roommates you already know. If you can work out ground rules, it goes pretty well.

/yep
//of course I also now live with idiots...
 
2020-09-05 7:09:21 PM  
Babushka is a much better cook than my wife..
Me and the younglings are most appreciative..
 
2020-09-05 7:15:35 PM  

It'sMorphin'Time: jso2897: We're in a depression now, and everybody but Wall Street knows it.
1929 called - they didn't say anything - just heavy breathing.

Plus, there's  advantages to roommates you already know. If you can work out ground rules, it goes pretty well.

/yep
//of course I also now live with idiots...


I lived with a guy once after college. One night he got so drunk he punched holes in the wall to the apartment, and left. He said he was going to drive to his Dad's place an hour away. I had to call the cops on him. He chugged a fifth, no way he was not going to kill himself or someone else. Im not talking like 1 beer over the limit here. He was in full blackout mode. Got a DUI and I kicked him out and just paid out the rest of lease without him.

I honestly hope he is doing well. This was years ago, water under the bridge. Hopefully he has it all together. I wouldnt mind seeing him again, just a rough patch in that guy's life.

But that too was the reason I have opted not to have roommates again.
 
2020-09-05 7:32:06 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Mugato: I dunno, I (sadly) live alone but what's wrong with living with your family?

There nothing inherently wrong with it. If just only do it if I failed.

The problem is that there are places where good jobs exist for me and there are places that are cheap to be retired in. There is no overlap.


Yup. The places where the jobs are cost too much to live i because everybody wants to be there... for the jobs.
The places where the cost of living is low enough to afford on one job or on retirement income have... no jobs.

And it's getting worse.
 
2020-09-05 8:00:44 PM  

El_Dan: Today on Fark I learned that it is impossible to come home late without waking up everyone in the house. Parking in the driveway and quietly entering through the back door is simply not an option worth considering, instead there must be a battle over curfews.


It depends where your parents sleep relative to the doors, and how lightly. Ditto for the dogs.

If you have a parent who likes to fall asleep on the living room couch watching TV you're screwed.
 
2020-09-05 8:24:46 PM  

Abox: waxbeans: cherryl taggart: My kids that can stay clean and sober are welcome to stay forever.  They know they will always be my babies, no matter what.  They get that I will worry over their grooming, nutrition, cash management and if they don't like that, they are free to head out anytime.

OTOH, the kids that steal to support a habit, try to call collect from jail, traffic in controlled substances from my property all need to move and keep on going.

One of my drama llama kids regularly recruits people with tales of woe and how awful life is here.  As soon as the ally comes around, the truth is revealed and drama llama ding dong can't understand why no one stays loyal.

I'll open my home to people I barely know, and run the risk of having squatter issues.  What I won't put up with is my kid demanding to be catered to and coddled while the rest of us are scrambling to pay bills and keep our jobs.

Tough love fills as many graves as murder.
🙄

When you want someone or something permanently out of your life it's called hate. Ms taggart here clearly and wisely hates chronic deadbeats.


Or don't make those humans to begin with. Otherwise you are just burdening Society with your failures.
🙄
 
2020-09-05 9:54:19 PM  

raerae1980: bostonguy: Mugato: I dunno, I (sadly) live alone but what's wrong with living with your family?

Because your parents never stop treating you like a child. I'm almost 40, and they want to give me a curfew whenever I visit. And I still never feel like a full-fledged adult whenever I'm around them.

Same here (._.)
I didnt move out until i was 26, and i still had a curfew up to the day of my wedding.    It would be very hard for me to adjust living under their roof again.


I'm a father of many daughters.  My kiddos normally stop having a curfew their senior year in high school. As a matter of fact, if we can get away with it, we don't make ANY decisions for them that year.  They do it all, and they explain their decisions to us. We sometimes coach them, especially if they ask, but generally we let them make decisions and occasionally fail while they still have a net.  My daughter is oldest is in college now, but when she comes home, she has almost no rules other than "be a good room mate."   She voluntarily helps with dishes, helps clean, watches some of the other kiddos so we can have date night, etc, and she absolutely loathes getting any financial assistance from us beyond room and board.   Bottom line, she can stay as long as she wants, because she makes my life better, and she's in no hurry to leave because we're not assholes and she learned to be a productive member of our household a loooong time ago.
 
2020-09-05 10:16:46 PM  

Calypsocookie: *raises hand*

I've lived alone for 22 years up until last April when mom moved in. Lost my job in March and was officially laid off August 31st. I have my health insurance for one more month and then nada. Vegas is kicking the ball a little further down the street with the eviction moratorium but with no new conferences, shows, or events planned for the foreseeable future its not looking like I'll be self sufficient anytime soon.


I don't know how it is in Nevada, but ACA pricing is pretty good in New York if one is unemployed. Also, if one is ina state with domestic partner health benefits, parents should be covered. These state by state rules are pretty bullshiat, though.
 
2020-09-05 10:36:53 PM  
Wayne lives with his parents and broadcasts his show "live" from the basement of their house every Friday evening at 10:30
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2020-09-06 11:43:25 AM  

Calypsocookie: *raises hand*

I've lived alone for 22 years up until last April when mom moved in. Lost my job in March and was officially laid off August 31st. I have my health insurance for one more month and then nada. Vegas is kicking the ball a little further down the street with the eviction moratorium but with no new conferences, shows, or events planned for the foreseeable future its not looking like I'll be self sufficient anytime soon.


Hey CC.
Since we got into September I've been looking around for you and seemed to have been missing your comments.
I had recalled that you said you'll get the final verdict in August and I'm sorry to hear it's not what you had hoped for.

Good luck to you and your mom.
:|
 
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