Operation Re-Launch

Man, I'm turning 20 in under a month and I can't imagine having to leave home forever in just a couple of years, though I know it has to happen.
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
Ugh, not me. I moved out when I was 19 and it wasn't a moment too soon. I like my parents so much better now!
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I liked him a lot more when he would visit, rather than living with him fulltime.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Ditto this, but from the other side! My relationship with my parents is wonderful only seeing them once a week or less
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Man, I'm turning 20 in under a month and I can't imagine having to leave home forever in just a couple of years, though I know it has to happen.
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
Ugh, not me. I moved out when I was 19 and it wasn't a moment too soon. I like my parents so much better now!
Originally Posted by Kaia

Ditto. I turned 18 a few weeks before I graduated high school, and once I was done with school I basically used my parents house as a crash pad, and little more. I was rarely home for more than 12 hours at a time, and probably only spent 3 nights a week there. That kept up all summer until I left for college, and after my freshman year I more or less moved in with my boyfriend (now husband) that summer and got my own place before school started. I never went home after I left, really. I couldn't have stood it. Not that there's anything wrong or weird about my parents, but I couldn't have lived with them again.
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Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
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Good for him (and you, it seems)
I moved out of my parents' house at 18 also, so I don't really have a frame of reference for my son's long stay. I started a full-time job the day after high school graduation in June of that year and I was out living in a cheapo apartment by July. My parents were way too strict (ineffectively so) and I needed to spread my wings. I never went back...except to do laundry.
It's pretty common these days, I think, for people to finish undergrad and then go home for a while. Most people I know did it for some period of time, slackers and non-slackers alike.

My circumstances kinda fell into place. My husband and I were living together (though not yet married) and it was a lot easier to afford things with two people footing the bill. If I'd had to afford things on my own, or found a roommate, there might have been a draw to moving in with my parents for a time... except by the time I finished college, they had moved a coupla states away. Ain't no way in all holy hell I was going to move to Kentucky, TYVM.
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
Stolen.
I went to boarding school for secondary school (age 11-18 ). So I already knew by age 12 or 13 that I get along a lot better with my parents when I'm not living with them

I'm currently at university, a good 200 miles away from London, so I still don't see all that much of my parents. Unfortunately for all of us, I have a nasty feeling that I'll be living with them again for a good while once I've graduated as pretty much all of my contemporaries are having serious problems getting full-time jobs which would pay enough for them to move out.

As much as I love my parents, I don't want to have to spend too long living at home with them. The past four or five years of significantly more independence than I ever had before have been wonderful! For one thing, I can make FSG without having disapproving comments from mum

Good luck to your son, RCW. I hope this time goes better for him!
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Congratulations on the re-launch!
It scares me so much to think of my little girl growing up and moving on. But seeing this definitely shows the other side of it. Of course, when you have more than one you probably even look forward to it sooner
Originally Posted by DEL2C

I thought that way when he was younger, but he's almost 23 now...time for him to go be a man.

Of course, I'll probably be singing a different tune when it's time for my little girl to move out. I feel extra protective of her because she's a girl.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
NOOO..I so resented my parents for saying things like that to me when I was younger.
It scares me so much to think of my little girl growing up and moving on. But seeing this definitely shows the other side of it. Of course, when you have more than one you probably even look forward to it sooner
Originally Posted by DEL2C

I thought that way when he was younger, but he's almost 23 now...time for him to go be a man.

Of course, I'll probably be singing a different tune when it's time for my little girl to move out. I feel extra protective of her because she's a girl.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
NOOO..I so resented my parents for saying things like that to me when I was younger.
Originally Posted by Josephine

I'm extra protective of her, but that doesn't mean she's not allowed to do things simply because "she's a girl". I understand how that is...because my parents didn't let me do a lot of things because I was a girl. I don't do that to my daughter.
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I thought that way when he was younger, but he's almost 23 now...time for him to go be a man.

Of course, I'll probably be singing a different tune when it's time for my little girl to move out. I feel extra protective of her because she's a girl.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
NOOO..I so resented my parents for saying things like that to me when I was younger.
Originally Posted by Josephine

I'm extra protective of her, but that doesn't mean she's not allowed to do things simply because "she's a girl". I understand how that is...because my parents didn't let me do a lot of things because I was a girl. I don't do that to my daughter.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
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