How old is too old to live with your parents? Is your opinion based on gender?

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  1. jesme profile image60
    jesmeposted 12 years ago

    How old is too old to live with your parents? Is your opinion based on gender?

  2. 4tune profile image60
    4tuneposted 12 years ago

    I live with mom it works for both of us although I would like to have my own place again too.. There is no wrong or right age I think the "reasons" matter more than age. Gender makes no difference although I suspect for men seen as better sooner for most people. They just need to party wider with the guys, lol! And less risk of rape.

  3. BabyCheetah profile image66
    BabyCheetahposted 12 years ago

    This is hard. I moved out when I was 18 or so and now I have moved back in with my mum. I am going overseas for 2 months, coming back and planing to save up for a place of my own.
    Depending on circumstances there is nothing wrong with living with your parents. My mum will be 50 next year and has never moved out of home (we are in my grandmothers house and would you believe she moved out first!) I find this part sad as she has just simply never bothered trying to move out. My situation I am here to save money by not paying rent (I just put in for bills and food) so that way I can buy. So that is not as bad as not attempting to move out at all smile

  4. RandomThoughts... profile image65
    RandomThoughts...posted 12 years ago

    I believe the reasons are more important than age. I try very hard in this economy to do anything and everything to not move back home. It would be unhealthy for me given the circumstances. But everyone has their own relationship with them. Sometimes it can be very symbiotic...with aging parents, it might be good for both parties involved. It is the children that drain the resources that are perfectly able to try to make it on their own and don't, that are the ones who shouldn't be there at all.

  5. Jonesy0311 profile image60
    Jonesy0311posted 12 years ago

    I feel that it is more acceptable for women to stay at home longer (not my idea, just what I gather from public opinion). I have two male friends who live at home still in their late 20s. I moved out at 17, so I'm not much help. I suppose if I were a parent, I wouldn't mind my kid remaining at home if he/she was a college student. Other than that, get the hell out when you're 18.

  6. KateWest profile image63
    KateWestposted 12 years ago

    I think a lot of that goes out the window during a severe recession when friends and family end up helping each other out of dire financial messes. It can also be cultural - Latin American families encourage several generations in the same household.

  7. edhan profile image38
    edhanposted 12 years ago

    It is never too old to stay with parents. I had stayed with my parents till they had passed away a few years ago.

    Up till now, I still miss them. Staying with parents will always be a great idea to me as it is time for us to take care of them since they had taken care of us when we are young.

  8. abrarr profile image57
    abrarrposted 12 years ago

    well i don't think that its late even if its too late to be with them. the reason behind that i think when we are young and not able to ealk on our feet, it's our parents who help and teach us to walk in all fields of life, so its our obligation that when our parents need us in their old age-when they too are unable to move on their own-then we should be there for them.

  9. profile image0
    u01dtj6posted 12 years ago

    I think it is unacceptable if you live with your parents over the age of 30.

  10. Cardisa profile image89
    Cardisaposted 12 years ago

    Moving out doesn't have anything to do with age. So long as you are an adult, it all depend on your level of self sufficiency and independence. Your relationship with your parents also play a big role in whether or not you move out or stay. Many people grow old with their parents and have no problem with that. Many others get married and remain at home with  their spouse, no problem there either.

    Your connection with your parents, what you need and your parents needs are the deciding factors here, not age.

  11. Darknlovely3436 profile image69
    Darknlovely3436posted 12 years ago depends on the person age, before my sister and I turned 21 my parent couldn't wait for us to leave....they told us being on our own would make us better men and women.(smile

  12. lburmaster profile image73
    lburmasterposted 12 years ago

    Your question depends on the situation. You have to ask the following questions to determine the answer. Do you have a good relationship with your parents? How much independance do they give you? How old are you? How are your personal finances? Are you male or female?
    And yes, being female gives you more reason to stay at home.

  13. shampa sadhya profile image73
    shampa sadhyaposted 12 years ago

    I am an Indian and my mentality says that stay with your parents till they are alive. What wrong they have done to be left alone in their old age? It is Indian tradition to be with the parents or the aged family members but it is gradually changing with the present generations independent thought. It may be changing but very slowly. and those who have opted out are always criticised because of selfish act. Leaving separately but constantly keeping in touch with the parents is still fine .Contrary to it some move out of the house and side by side put their parents out of their heart which is unacceptable.

  14. lifeinprime profile image66
    lifeinprimeposted 12 years ago

    It totally depends on the maturity of the adult child.  My son, who just turned 27, lives with his mom. He's mature in MOST ways, pays his own way, so--Yes--I think he's too old.  Also, it makes it difficult to have a date over.

    For women: 24; for men: 23.  I only have one daughter, and tend to be more protective of her than my 3 sons.

  15. Smart is Good profile image60
    Smart is Goodposted 12 years ago

    First, you should move out when you're economically independent and stable; but that isn't enough you have to be mature, too. Mum and dad won't be around to help you make you life choices so try to be very grown up about it. Don't just move out because you're sick of living with your parents, if you're not ready you'll end up going back with them. When you have the job, money, mind state and life style than make you independent from anyone; then you're ready to go.

  16. truthfornow profile image70
    truthfornowposted 12 years ago

    Sometimes I wish that I could still be living at home.  What people do now if they move out and move back in for a lot of reasons ~ economy or to take care of them.

  17. Borsia profile image40
    Borsiaposted 12 years ago

    It totally depends on the situation and the society.
    In the US I think it should be when one has, more or less, completed their education.
    I moved out when I was 19, when I graduated high school.
    I had the choice to go directly to college or leave, I left.
    There was no great turmoil and I am very close to my parents. If anything I had too ideal a childhood and needed to learn life on my own.
    I could have changed my mind had I wanted to.
    I think it is a bad thing for children who don’t carry themselves to be allowed to remain in the home after they have reached an age where they could support themselves.

    In many cultures children stay well into adulthood and only leave when they have families of their own. In a fare number of cultures several generations live in a home and children, usually the women, only leave when they are absorbed by another family.

  18. Darrell Roberts profile image70
    Darrell Robertsposted 12 years ago

    I think it is more the big picture than age that should determine when a child should leave home.  If the family had a plan for the success of the members then the young should leave when they are strong enough to prosper in the world.  I would not put them out there to struggle if I chose to have children I would build them strong and aways let them know I am in their corner.


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