When is it ok to be over 40 and end up living with your parents?
It is ok when you are recently divorced, and you cannot afford to rent an apartment. If you are are single, and still living with your parents could be a problem because it is not a good think. It means that you are not capable to live on your own and it is perceived like very bad thing.
I would say that is always okay to live with your parents. Assuming you do your part and everyone is happy.
Especially when they need to be taken care of.
It all depends on your circumstances. In my case for example, I'd lived all my life living with my parents until their deaths at ages 86 and 87, by circumstances of my occupation and marriage in my birthplace. Although we had separate homes when I got married when I was 29, we lived as immediate neighbors, that's living together just the same.
If you're still single at 40, I don't see any problem if you continue living under the same roof with your parents. Living arrangements must be arrived at with utmost respect to them especially when they're growing old. I guess you know what I mean?
I don't think age is a factor as much as the reason. If a person is down on their luck, lost a job or divorce, I think taking some time in the family home would be very healthy.
I also think if a person moves in with parents, they need to try extra hard to do their share and help out when possible and make as light a footprint as possible.
I'm 60 and live with my Mom...I'm her caregiver otherwise she would be in a nursing home. I would think this qualifies for an okay.
It all depends on your health and if your still able to take care of yourself.My grandma wound up moving into my aunt's house when she was 70.But then again my grandma is in the nursing home.
It depends on the circumstances you are in. If you are 40 and end up living with your parents because you have to look after them is ok. But if you are forty and ends up living with your parents because you are financially broke and cannot support yourself then it is not okay because it means that you have a problem which need a deeper self-examination of why you are in your present situation.
The economic times give people more of an excuse these days. If I were to lose my job and couldn't find one within a few months (and have no more savings) I would hope my parents would let me move in TEMPORARILY. I have two young children! What about if I unexpectedly got a divorce? Religious reasons (regarding a single woman, for instance) are acceptable in my book too.
Because I didn't handle business as far as my education or career are concerned, don't want to live alone or be married, or love my parents so much, are not good enough reasons!
I don't think it is ever ok. Your parents come to live with you. You don't go to live with them. Keep that in your mind.
They come to you for help because they need care or have to live in the home. It is better for them to live with you so both sides save money instead of putting them in a costly home.
If they need special care and you are a workaholic, they need to find another place to live.
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